October 3, 2015: Andrea Donahoe- Creating Cross-Curricular Connections in the Music Classroom

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Making cross curricular connections in the music classroom is an exciting opportunity for students to  experience content from their general classroom in an aesthetic environment; with their mind, their bodies, and their hearts.  Join us for this workshop where participants will explore inventive music lessons that are additionally connected to classroom content and support common core and 21st century learning objectives.  We will also explore tips and tools for finding authentic opportunities for integration and advocacy of our work.  See you on October 3!

Andrea Donahoe is in her ninth year of teaching elementary music in Wood Dale District #7.  She teaches second through fifth grade music classes, fourth and fifth grade chorus, and is an assistant director and choreographer for Wood Dale Junior High musicals.  Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.  She completed her Orff Levels at the San Francisco Orff Course and has attended master classes there and also in Madrid, through Orff España. Andrea was also honored to be chosen as one of the participants in the first San Francisco Orff Apprenticeship where she studied for a semester with Doug Goodkin, James Harding, and Sofia Lopez-Ibor at the San Francisco School.  She also serves as the Vice President of this chapter.

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