with Kay Judson and Dawn Roskelley
Saturday, March 16 8am-5pm; Tuesday, March 19 5-9pm & Thursday, March 21 5-9pm Rita Cannan Elementary
Sierra Arts Foundation and Washoe County School District are pleased to announce the workshop schedule for the 2012-13 Professional Development cycle. Each of the first four workshops will be 15 hours in length. Credit: 1 continuing education credit through the NV Dept. of Education. Fees for credit are waived for the 2012 – 2013 workshops. These sessions are offered through the Arts Infusion Project funding from the U.S. Department of Education Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) grant. Also, made possible, in part, by the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission’s Teaching and Learning the Arts Grant. They will introduce arts integration and are offered to all teachers (all grade levels) across WCSD. Teaching artists from Sierra Arts Foundation and music specialists from WCSD who have been involved from the beginning of the grant cycle in 2009 will run these workshops. In addition to these four workshops, there will be two Kennedy Center Workshop Leaders presenting workshops for teachers K-8 in the late spring. There will be a cap of 40 teachers in each workshop. Food and drinks are being provided by Sierra Arts Foundation.
About The Workshop
Spark your enthusiasm by learning how to use music to more effectively teach your curriculum. Energize your teaching with songs, games, and movements that help teach common core standards and enhance depth of knowledge. Put the musical fun back into classroom fundamentals by learning strategies that develop comprehension and engage all learners. These strategies can be adapted for older students as well.
About The Instructors
Kay Judson has been teaching music in Washoe County School District for 21 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). Kay received a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University as well as a Music Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has completed levels training in Orff Schulwerk. Kay plays recorder in the Sierra Nevada Early Music chapter of the American Recorder Society. In addition to her regular teaching duties of Pre-K -5th grade students at Rollan Melton Elementary in Reno, Nevada, she directs the honor choir and honor recorder ensembles at her school.
Dawn Roskelley is a graduate of UNR and holds an M. Ed. in the Integrated Arts. A member of the International Folkloric Ballet, she performed and later taught the folkloric dances of Mexico as the Ballet’s director. After continuing her dance studies with the University of Guadalajara, Dawn founded and directed the Fiesta Nevada Dance Ensemble. She further honed her skills in the cultural arts performing the music of Eastern Europe as principal flautist and vocalist for The Sierra Nevada Balalaika Ensemble. Dawn is the founder and director of The Cannan Celebration Dancers. She is currently enjoying her twenty-third year as a music teacher at Rita Cannan Elementary.