This course is packed with animated interactive whiteboard lessons, activities and assessments for general music teachers. Learn effective SMART Board/IWB ideas and activities to integrate and establish curricular objectives through movement, dance, song, story, poetry, speech, instruments, children’s literature, active listening, improvisation and composition. Orff, Kodály and Dalcroze methodologies are referenced as well as resources by Gordon and Feierabend. This course is an excellent introduction to the SMART Board/IWB, led by a SMART-certified instructor.


Instructor: Manju Durairaj

Durairaj,_Manju_headshot_2012Manju 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.


VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288