The purpose of this workshop is to introduce music educators to four principals of culturally responsive pedagogy: (1) knowing yourself, (2) knowing your students, (3) creating a supportive classroom environment, and (4) making curricular choices that are culturally responsive. Activities will engage participants in various facets of these principles as they relate to both their school climate, the varied student cultures represented within their schools, how these cultures may inform instructional and curricular decisions.
What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching and Why Should We Care About It in Music Education?
Steps Toward Developing a Disposition Toward Culturally Responsive Teaching
Learning about yourself
Learning about your students
Putting Culturally Responsive Teaching in Action In Your Instructional Setting
Creating a supportive and inclusive classroom environment
Making program and curricular choices that are culturally responsive
Date: August 25, 2017 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Edgewood College Deming Way Campus, 1225 Deming Way, Madison
A native of Fayetteville, NC, Dr. Connie McKoy holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and both an MM and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She was a visiting assistant professor of music at the University of Southern Mississippi and served the North Carolina public schools for nineteen years as a lead teacher, general music teacher, choral director, and band assistant. McKoy’s research has focused on children’s world music preferences, music teachers’ cross-cultural competence, and culturally responsive pedagogy in music education. Her work has been published in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, and the International Journal of Music Education. She is an active clinician for state, regional, and national music education organizations, has Level III certification in Orff Schulwerk pedagogy, was guest choral clinician for the 2010 NCMEA All-State Middle School SSA choir, and is a past president of the North Carolina Music Educators Association. She currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies at UNCG.
- Cost is FREE. Please register by 8/18/17