The course provides effective SMART Board ideas, templates, and activities. It is designed for student-centered instruction to enhance student learning and success. Teachers will integrate technology while establishing curricular objectives using movement, dance, song, story, poetry, speech, instruments, children’s literature, active listening, recorder instruction, improvisation, and composition. These resources may be used in isolation or as part of a sequential general music curriculum from Pre-K through 5th grade.
Dates: November 3, 2017 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
November 4, 2017 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Manju Durairaj was born and raised in India. She studied in Pune, India. She was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (Carnatic) and Western Music at Middlesex University, London, UK. She graduated with her second master’s degree and K-12 certification from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. Manju is also certified in Orff- Schulwerk, completing her levels at George Mason University, with master classes at University of St. Thomas, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria.
Manju currently teaches Pre K-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is past president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter. She teaches technology, curriculum, and general music teacher training courses at VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. She was on the Diversity Commission of the American Orff Schulwerk Association and is on the Elementary General Music Council of IL Music Education Association. She has presented at ISME, AOSA, OAKE, NAfMe, MKMEA, IMEA, ILMEA, WMEA, TMEA and other international and national conferences. She has been published in the Orff Echo, Reverberations, Illinois Music Educators Journal, and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. Her publications with Hal Leonard include InterAct with Music Assessment Levels 1 and 2, and Technology in Today’s Music Classroom.
- Pre-registration (register by 10/30/17)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate FREE
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check for $220 (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
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