Children's Day is a workshop provided by Alberta Orff every second year. We were lucky to once again partner with the Winspear for this workshop and enjoyed working in such a beautiful space with such accommodating staff. We were also very happy to have Doug Goodkin join us from San Francisco to share his knowledge and skills as a master Orff teacher and respected author.
The Alberta Chapter of Carl Orff Canada and the Alberta Kodály Association teamed up for a fantastic workshop on January 28, at Elizabeth Finch School. We were all thrilled to welcome our clinician Thom Borden from Las Vegas, whose workshop was entitled, "Treasures of Literacy". His presentation included a wide variety of activities, all based on quality children's literature that addressed musical skills and concepts. We sang, danced, rhythmically spoke, played instruments and recorders...and had a blast! Thom's high energy, engaging manner, and enthusiasm were infectious and invigorating. Everyone came away with a treasure trove of new ideas for lessons, games, activities and literature that is usable right away in the music classroom. Many thanks to the organizers from both the Orff and Kodály boards. If you're interested in learning more about Thom, you can visit his blog at http://thomborden.blogspot.ca/
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