Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) on the campus of William Paterson University as we welcome clinician Roger Sams! The workshop will focus on the possibilities and power of teacher and student choice in the elementary classroom. Publications will be available for purchase through Music is Elementary. Bring your soprano recorders!
Please note that this workshop will be held in University Center room 171A/B, not Hunziker Hall. Attendees should park in the normal lot (see our registration page for more info) and proceed between Hunziker Hall and Shea Center, past Raubinger Hall, University Hall, and Wrightman Gym to arrive at University Center. Signs will be posted along the route.
Roger Sams retired from the music classroom in 2013 after 31 years of teaching music in public and private schools. He has served as adjunct faculty, teaching methods courses, and supervising student teachers at Cleveland State University and has been on the faculty in teacher education programs at the University of St. Thomas, Cleveland State University, Akron University, University of Montana, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and other venues throughout the US. Roger is a regular presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, has served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees, and has worked with teachers in Canada, China, Indonesia, and India. He currently serves as Director of Publications and Music Education Consultant at Music Is Elementary (www.MusicIsElementary.com). Trained in Gestalt therapy, Roger is interested in the power of choice in the artistic process, teaching, and life. He is the co-author of "Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom" with Beth Ann Hepburn. He has published works for children's choirs in the "Crooked River Choral Project" series and a collection of rounds and partner songs entitled, "A Round My Heart."
3/11/17 - Roger Sams: "Playing with Possibilities: The power of Orff Schulwerk in the elementary classroom"
Sep 14: Michael Vasquez
Oct 19: Josh Southard
Nov 16: Chapter Sharing
Jan 25: Conference Sharing
March 7: John Barnes
April 18: Aimee Pfitzner