Treasures of Music Literacy: Addressing Music Concepts Through Children's Literature
Through the generations rhymes, poems, and stories have been treasures of literacy. This course will demonstrate how to address musical concepts and music literacy through singing games and movement activities that engage students. Using teaching methods such as body percussion with poetry, Orff with children’s literature, and movement with listening selections, students will learn how to choose children’s literature selections that connect to the musical concepts taught.
Instructor: Thom Borden
Thom Borden has a B.S. in Music Education and an M.A. in Education. He completed Orff Levels at UNLV and an Orff Master Level at the University of Memphis under Jos Wytac. He studied music and movement in Europe. Further studies include Kodàly training from Colorado State University and completing his certification at Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. . He is past-president of the Chicago Orff Chapter and has presented at numerous AOSA and OAKE Conferences in the US as well as in Australia. He has spoken at the 2010 International Early Music and Music Conference and served on the International Early Childhood Music and Movement Board of Directors. Currently teaching PreK-5 in Las Vegas, Thom has published Orff arrangements in the McGraw-Hill series, Spotlight on Music™ and has published several books on using manipulatives in the music classroom.