MusicUnitesUS Workshop for Classroom Teachers
PREVIOUSLY OFFERED IN FEBRUARY, 2009
Listening to History:
Music as a Portal into the Exploration of Diverse Cultures
Although there have always been “Silk Roads” of one kind or another, the global issues of the 21st century make collaboration across political and cultural boundaries more essential than ever. The global citizenry of tomorrow needs the flexibility, creativity, and vision to imagine new solutions, and needs the ability to work toward common goals with a deep appreciation and respect of the diversity that both challenges and offers new possibilities. In the context of history and culture, music becomes a powerful teaching tool - an authentic voice revealing cultural values, expressing overarching social themes, and exploring issues of identity. Workshop goal: to create a lesson plan that links music and the social studies classroom. Recommended that teachers work in pairs: music/social studies.
Two sessions (participants attend both):
January 24, 9 am to 1 pm
Feb 7, 9 am to 1 pm
This two-session workshop is offered as part of the Professional Development Workshop Series for Arts and Classroom Teachers presented by the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Department of Education and Community Programs.
Teachers needing professional development points or who would like to strengthen their knowledge in the classroom can take workshops presented by experts in the field. Workshops take place at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Education Resource Center on scheduled Saturday mornings throughout the school year. Each year the BSO presents approximately 12 workshops in both curriculum and practical topics. All of the workshop topics are at the request of teachers in Massachusetts. Past workshop topics include Music Technology, The Harlem Renaissance, Instrument Repair, Percussion Techniques
and Arts-Integrated Lessons. Our presenters are highly respected experts in their specific field and are always accessible to participants before and after the workshop.