Laurie Berkner's Music in the "Classroom" Seminar Series
About The Series
Laurie Berkner’s Music in the “Classroom” is a series of seminars for adults who work with children. Using her original songs, Laurie Berkner presents her teaching philosophy, ideas for structuring classes, and tips for actively engaging, entertaining, and educating kids, focusing on how to use music in virtual classes and settings.
These free seminars are live-streamed on Facebook and shared on YouTube and can be watched at any time after the original airs. Participants can receive a Certificate of Completion that can be used for continuing education credits (where applicable) by correctly answering a short quiz about the seminar
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Music in the "Classroom" 2: Engaging, Entertaining, and Educating in a Virtual World
Live-streamed: August 27th, 2020 at 6:30p ET.
“This fall, teachers and caregivers are entering a new landscape of having to provide at-home teaching or using blended learning models to share music with kids,” says Laurie Berkner. “I know they want to provide the most supportive experiences, but there’s no guidebook! So, I’m excited to share what I have learned from being a performer and educator – both in person and in virtual spaces – to try to make their jobs easier during this uncertain time.”
Laurie will address both virtual teachers and in-person caregivers, devoting 40 to 50 minutes to her presentation, to be followed by an interactive Q & A session. Using her original songs, Laurie Berkner will present tips for actively engaging, entertaining, and educating kids, focusing on how to use music in virtual classes and settings. Through the lens of rhythm – both internal and external – Laurie will explain how to utilize songs to accomplish commonly-needed classroom goals like promoting physical movement, calming and focusing energy, transitions, and modeling positive and age-appropriate interactions (like taking turns).
A personalized Certificate of Completion will be available for anyone who watches the seminar and correctly responds to a quiz. Though it isn’t necessary to watch the first session in the series, Music in the
“Classroom” 2 will build on those ideas, which focused on how to create a setlist and class structure using music.
Take the quiz to receive a Certificate of Completion: https://forms.gle/TRFmJWcr5ozKCByz8
Music in the "Classroom": Seminar 1
Original Air Date May 13th, 2020
Welcome to my Music in the “Classroom” Seminar! This is a ~1-hour seminar of top tips for Teachers, Parents, Caregivers, Librarians, & Therapists for utilizing Laurie Berkner Band songs in educational play, as well as some of my philosophy for running a 30-minute class.
“The country may or may not start opening up soon, but most kids and teachers are not going back to school,” says Laurie Berkner. “I want them all to know that we have not forgotten about them and that I am still here to provide support. I’m excited to share the way I think about using music for kids with all the teachers and parents who are having to provide at-home learning.”
Laurie will address both virtual teachers and in-person caregivers, devoting 40 to 50 minutes to her presentation, to be followed by an interactive Q & A session.
Using six of her original songs, Laurie Berkner will present tips for actively engaging kids with melody and rhythm by using their voices, bodies, percussion instruments and other props. Laurie will also share ideas for developing gross and fine motor skills through movement and finger play. She will devote time to lullabies and “special use” or holiday songs. Crucially, Laurie will explain what she wants to accomplish with each specific song, based on her experiences as performer and early childhood music teacher in a career spanning more than two decades.
Looking to get credit for attending this seminar?
We can provide a Certificate of Completion – take the quiz and answer the 5 questions correctly to receive it.