Instruments

Orff Curriculum & Design

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conclude on July 31, 2020.

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Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education 
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Orff Schulwerk
Curriculum & Design

July 20–24, 2020

This course will help you organize all of the Orff material and ideas received in the level-education courses into a cohesive curriculum, and show you how to implement it in an organized way throughout the school year. Be prepared to teach one 30-minute lesson in the Orff process. The Orff approach will also be compared with the Danielson Framework for Teaching to help you be more successful in your professional evaluations.

Instructors:
Dr. Jean Hersey

hersey_jeanDr. Jean Hersey is a National Board Certified General Music Specialist with expertise in Orff Schulwerk. A graduate of the University of Illinois in music education and performance, Dr. Hersey also has a master’s degree in performance from Northwestern University. She has received extensive training in the Orff approach, and is certified to teach Level I courses. Dr. Hersey presently teaches 5/6 Music in Lake Forest, as well as Level I Orff, Orff Curriculum and Design, and Intro to Orff every year at VanderCook. She has presented Orff workshops both locally and nationally. Also trained as an opera singer, Dr. Hersey spent several years performing in Italy. In 2002, she earned National Board Certification, which was renewed in 2012. In 2012, she won District 67’s Innovative Practice Award for her Spring General Music Show, which incorporated music, art, drama and social studies curricula, reflecting the Medieval and Renaissance time periods. Her teaching experience ranges from nursery through post-graduate levels.
 

Cynthia Seputis

Seputis,_Cynthia_headshot_2012Cynthia Seputis has taught elementary general music at George B. Carpenter Elementary School in Park Ridge, IL for 27 years. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Northwestern University, she completed her Orff-Schulwerk teacher training levels at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas with Jeff Kriske, Randy DeLelles and Shirley McRae. She has been the recorder teacher for the Orff-Schulwerk teacher training course at VanderCook for over 15 years, where she has also co-taught Orff Curriculum and Design and Orff Without Instruments...It Can be Done! Seputis is passionate about the ukulele and is excited to share her experience and knowledge with members of FVAOSA. She is a regional presenter and is proud to have been part of the VanderCook Orff team since the program's inception over 15 years ago.

Course Details

Orff Schulwerk
Curriculum & Design

Course Code 6390

Instructors
Dr. Jean Hersey & Cynthia Seputis

Dates
July 2024, 2020

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Early bird special: Register by 
April 17 and save $100!

Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration for the discount to apply.

Location
VanderCook

Prerequisites
Successful completion of the Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Level I MECA course

Required Text(s)
None

Required Materials
None

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Shuttle Service
A daily shuttle bus is provided by
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Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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