Participants will gain a basic understanding of the integration and benefits of music activities in the elementary classroom, exploring the elements of music, listening and performing practices, instruments, singing, and music notation and composition. An overview of the developmental stages for children’s vocal abilities is included. Strategies and activities that integrate music with literacy and other content areas are offered and modeled throughout the module. A walk-through of the California Music standards, the Common Core Standards, and cross-curricular standards is provided, along with a detailed guide for creating an arts integrated lesson plan. The module includes the “Scoring Stories: Making Music for Text” integrated lesson planning worksheet.
NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.
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