PAST WORKSHOPS OF THE 2020-2021 SEASON
Sept. 12, 2020
12:00 - 3:00pm, CST
Minami Cohen presents "Kokoro no Uta - Songs from the Heart: Exploring SEL to Address Equity and Justice Through Japanese Songs"
Workshop Description: In this workshop, the presenter will share how she connects with students in topics of equity and justice through songs from the Japanese tradition. The session will also explore teaching practices that promote student-centered Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in music classrooms.
A native of Okinawa, Japan, Minami Cohen earned M.M. in Music Ed. with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University (HNU). She teaches elementary music and choir for the Hayward Unified School District, Kodály Musicianship at HNU Preparatory Music Department, as well as her role as Kodály Summer Coordinator and Kodály Summer tutor at HNU. She strives to promote quality music education and make it accessible to all students and educators alike. She serves as President of the Northern California Association of Kodály Educators, a member of Equity committee for Organization of American Kodály Educators, and a founding member of Green Sally Up Project. Minami’s passion and interests include sharing the music of her cultural heritage and the topic of Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching in music classrooms. She has presented at the IKS Symposium, OAKE National Conferences, and workshops around the East Bay, California.
November 14, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm, CST
Ashley Cuthbertson presents "Student Centered Learning in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom"
Workshop Description: As we continue to foster 21st century learning skills, music teachers must work to become facilitators of student-centered learning. This workshop will explore strategies to create a student-centered learning environment utilizing Concept-based learning, virtual and blended learning techniques, Project Based Learning, and centers. Additionally, methods for regular assessment including student self-assessment will be discussed. Participants will leave with practical, ready-to-use strategies to transition to a role of facilitator in their classrooms in order to support students to lead their own learning and understanding.
Ashley Cuthbertson is a General Music and Chorus Specialist serving the Fairfax County Public School district in Northern Virginia. Additionally, she serves as a musicianship teacher with the Fairfax Choral Society’s Youth Program and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the American Kodály Institute of Loyola University Maryland where she currently teaches graduate courses in Kodály Pedagogy. A Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Ashley holds a Kodály Certificate from the American Kodály Institute and the Certificate of Study in Arts Integration from the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program. Ashley is an active member of the Virginia Music Educators Association where she serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council; the Organization of American Kodály Educators where she serves as Eastern Division President-Elect, and the Virginia Organization of Kodály Educators where she serves on the board as President. Ashley is a passionate educator and lifelong learner dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to high quality, meaningful, and joyful music instruction.
February 6, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm, CST
CAKE Chapter Share: "Continuing Conversations on Race & Equity, With Collaboration on Practical Applications for the Music Classroom"
Workshop Description: We will continue our exploration of practical applications in the classroom and rehearsal rooms. We will explore classroom practices, repertoire, and develop a framework for continued collaboration.
POSTPONED UNTIL THE 2021-22 WORKSHOP SEASON
Mirna Cabrera presents "High School and Middle School Choral Pedagogy and Reading"
Dr. Mirna Y. Cabrera, born in Holguín, Cuba, is a choral conductor and music instructor at McCook Community College, McCook, NE, where she teaches music theory and directs all ensembles. She earned a M.M. (2007) and a D.M.A in choral conducting from the University of Kansas (2011). She is a certified music educator specialized in the Kodály philosophy, trained in both the U.S. and Hungary.