Professional Learning

2021

“How I Wonder”: Planning a Music Class for Early Years 3 – 5 Year Olds

Wednesday, 5 May, 4.30 – 6.00pm

By harnessing children’s curiosity and wonder, music can be a vehicle for exploring ideas beyond the classroom. Katie and Jen will share examples of how they plan and develop extended inquiries stemming from a child’s wondering as they create their own music. They will also discuss planning and pacing an early years music class drawing on their combined experiences. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own practice.

Presenters:

Jen Skate teaches at Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew, Victoria. For 11 years she worked with 3 and 4 year old Early Years classes in the Reggio Emilia Kindle program.

Katie Hull-Brown is currently the National Arts Learning Manager at The Song Room and has taught music in the early years and primary sector for 20 years. 

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-i-wonder-a-workshop-for-teachers-of-early-years-programs-tickets-151468529449

Engaging Students in Primary Music

Tuesday 30th March 4.30pm-6pm

Details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asme-vic-engaging-students-in-primary-music-tickets-145434120369

Our workshops provide pedagogical approaches to creative and composition activities in the classroom, as well as tricks and tips for planning. In Terms 1 & 2 we will feature a series of workshops, with a particular focus on new and early career teachers:

  • Early Years (3-5 yrs)
  • Primary
  • Lower Secondary (Years 7 & 8)
  • Middle Secondary (Years 9 & 10)

As always, our PL sessions provide a wonderful opportunity to network and join fabulous sharing conversations with colleagues. Keep an eye on Facebook and check in again soon for our PL dates and details.

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2020

MUSIC: COUNT US IN

ASME Vic was thrilled to invite Victorian primary and secondary teachers to join us for online PL workshops delivered by Susie Davies-Splitter. These were highly interactive sessions, that managed the challenges of online PD delivery seamlessly. Workshops were hosted by local music educators to encourage networking, conversation, and sharing of ideas.