PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – Wed 30th September

Rachel Whealy
| September 28, 2020

Music: Count Us In and the Orff Schulwerk Association of South Australia (OSASA) are pleased to invite teachers from anywhere in Australia to join their FREE online Professional Development event, delivered by much loved South Australian presenters Michael McConnochie and Michael Aquilina (aka ‘the two Michaels’!)

The PD session will feature a range of practical demonstrations, activities and teaching resources. These include Boomwhacker scores, graphic notation, and 2 fabulous stick percussion scores which can be used to teach a fun and engaging flashmob/whole school performance piece! All activities and resources have been designed with Covid-19 restrictions in mind (including limited group singing in some states), and are ready for immediate use in the classroom. The resources will also be made available to registered teachers online via our  MCUI 2020 Professional Development Playlist on Youtube.

NB You must be registered to attend this online event, and ‘Teacher Accredited’ PD Certificates are available for all participants.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020

Time: 4:30pm (Adelaide time)

Location: Zoom (The Zoom link for this workshop will be sent to you via email)

Cost: FREE

Host: Orff Schulwerk Association of South Australia (OSASA) will be hosting this event for Music: Count Us In

Click this link to learn more or to register:.

https://www.osasa.net/new-events/2020/9/21/community-event-music-count-us-in-2020

About the Presenters:

Michael McConnochie is a primary school performing arts teacher at Golden Grove Primary School in Adelaide, South Australia. Michael is the current president of the Orff Schulwerk Association of South Australia (OSASA), is a regular presenter and is a Co-Convenor for the next Orff National Conference, REMIX 2022. Michael is the Orchestra Manager for the Primary Schools Music Festival where he overseas three orchestras and all musical aspects of the program. He is a music education tutor at the University of South Australia. Michael has presented at Orff and Music: Count Us In workshops and conferences in SA, as well as presenting at national and international conferences and workshops.

Michael Aquilina is a primary school performing arts teacher at Gilles Street Primary School in Adelaide, South Australia. Michael manages the OSASA website, is a regular presenter and is also a Co-Convenor for the next Orff National Conference, REMIX 2022. Michael volunteers as a member of the Primary Schools Music Festival Orchestra team and is responsible for supporting students involved in special musical features for the program. He is also a music education tutor at the University of South Australia. Michael has presented at Orff and Music: Count Us In workshops and conferences in SA, as well as presenting at national and international conferences and workshops.

Music: Count Us In is a nation-wide FREE music program run by Music Australia. The program aims to promote music education throughout Australia and support teachers in delivering a quality music education to students.

There is still time to register for Music: Count Us In 2020. Please help us advocate for the value and benefits of music education in schools by encouraging any teachers or schools you know to register now .

Rachel Whealy

Program Manager

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