Pre-K-5 SMART Board Fun: "Teching" General Music to the Next Level
This course is packed with animated Powerpoint and SMART Board/interactive whiteboard lessons, activities and assessments for Pre-K–5 general music teachers. Your students can create, sing, move, dance, play instruments, notate, and listen in your music classes, even as you use technology-based media to optimize and enrich student learning. This course will provide you with effective SMART Board ideas and activities that integrate and establish curricular objectives using movement, dance, song, story, poetry, speech, instruments, children’s literature, active listening, recorder, improvisation, and composition. These resources may be used in isolation or as part of a sequential curriculum from Pre-K through 5th grade. This course is an excellent introduction to the SMART Board, led by a SMART Certified Trainer.
Instructor: Manju Durairaj
Manju Durairaj was born and raised in India. She studied in London, England, and was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (carnatic) and Western Music. She graduated with her second master’s degree from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. Manju is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, completing her levels training at VanderCook College, George Mason University, 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 president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter. She has presented at ISME, AOSA, OAKE, ILMEA, ECMMA, MKMEA and NAfME (formerly MENC) and has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.