Welcome to the Greater Chicago AOSA! We are a professional organization of music and movement educators dedicated to developing and encouraging the Orff-Schulwerk teaching approach.  GCAOSA provides a forum for continued growth and understanding of Orff-Schulwerk that reflects its national American Orff-Schulwerk Association organization. 

The next workshop will be April 13 with Karen Howard.

World Music Pedagogy and Orff Schulwerk

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This workshop offers pedagogical strategies and a variety of resources for teaching a variety of resources for teaching music of the world’s cultures. Attention is given to learning culture through songs, stories, contextual descriptions, movement and dance experiences and instrumental music. Music and dance from related regions of West Africa, the Caribbean, and Brazil will be presented. Connections will be made to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and features of ethnomusicology.

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Important!  

There has been a new mandate to teachers about professional development hours. You now need to provide your IEIN (Illinois Educator Identification Number) at the workshop in order to receive your hours. We must have your number on file. You WILL NOT receive your PD's without your number, so please have your number with you. There will be no exceptions. To save time, it would be best if you wrote it down on a piece of paper with your  full name to turn it to us. If you go here http://www.isbe.net/elis/ and go to Educator Access, you can log in to find your number. It is at the topmost left side, in the blue box, under your name. That is the number we need.

 

All workshops will be held at Concordia University in River Forest.  There is a free parking garage (Visitor lot #5)  for your convenience on campus.  Taking public transportation from the city?  Take the green line to the Harlem/Lake green line station.  From there, take the bus or walk 1 mile north to Concordia.

7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305

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Offered in cooperation with the music department of Concordia University Chicago.     

 
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