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2020-2021 EOC WORKSHOPS
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Coffee with Carl (Orff)!
Selected Saturdays from 10AM-11AM

Deb Navin
October 3, 2020

Virtual Chapter Sharing
January 30, 2021

Giovanna Davila
March 20, 2021

Natasha Thurmon
April 17, 2021



WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Evergreen Orff Chapter workshops are held in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. The chapter has three to four workshops per year. Members of our sister chapters (Inland Empire, Portland, Idaho, and British Columbia) may attend EOC workshops at the member rate. The online registration buttons below will open a new browser window or tab. Please fill-out the workshop form, print a copy for your records, then click Submit. Once your workshop form has been submitted, your browser will be redirected to the EOC workshop payment page for secure online credit card payments through Paypal. Please note, email is not accepted as registration for workshops. Payment is non-refundable and must be received with your registration. The deadline for pre-registration is by 8:00 PM, the Thursday before your selected workshop. Workshop Coupons are also available that allow you to bring a colleague to their first Evergreen Orff Chapter workshop for free. Administrators can also attend Evergreen Orff Chapter workshops for free. Download workshop coupons HERE.

**With the fluidity of the situation regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, please be prepared for the possibility of in-person workshops becoming virtual and the need for schedule adjustments.**


CHECK OUT our NEW EOC Connection: COFFEE WITH CARL (Orff)!
Stay connected to your Schulwerk and Music Education colleagues in between our workshops. Tune in Saturday, September 12th FOR FREE to learn about the Evergreen Orff Chapter's COFFEE WITH CARL (Orff)!

**PRE-REGISTER BY 8:00 PM on the Thursday before.**

$5 Pre - Registration for Members
$15 Pre - Registration for Non-Members

Saturdays from 10 AM-11 AM

September 12th -- FIRST ONE FREE!
November 7th
December 5th
February 27th
May 1st

Register: HERE.





VIRTUAL WORKSHOP WITH DEB NAVIN - OCTOBER 3, 2020 - 9:00AM-11:00AM


Pre-registration EOC Members $20 - Pre-registration Non-Members $40 - Pre-registration Students FREE

Getting Serious About Play Playful Adaptations for 2020 - Elementary Music Education will look very different this year. Some of us will be on a cart, some of us will be restricted with materials and singing, and many of us will need to teach remotely. But even with all these restrictions, we can still provide a rich and meaningful musical experience for our students. In this session, we will focus on how to keep curriculum fun, engaging, and relevant. We will look at how to adapt tried and true activities while also exploring new ways to teach both in-person and remote learning classes. Play is the work of childhood, and music is naturally playful! Come and see how play-based music instruction can promote a variety of curricular goals. This workshop highlights fun games for teaching content and assessing student learning in grades PreK through 5th Grade.

Deb Navin teaches General Music at Brookside Lower School - Cranbrook Educational Community. Deb holds a BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and a MS in Elementary Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk and has trained in Music Learning Theory and World Music Drumming. She has taught General Music, Choir, and Band in public and private schools in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Deb plays the Piano, Harp, Flute, Guitar, and Handbells. She lives with her three children and husband in Royal Oak, Michigan.



VIRTUAL CHAPTER SHARING - JANUARY 30, 2021 - 9AM-1PM

Pre-registration EOC Members FREE - Pre-registration Non-Members $40 - Pre-registration Students FREE


Our Favorite Things - This year’s Chapter Sharing will feature our board members’ Favorite things that we learned from the past year’s workshops, and how we have taken them and turned them into our own creations in our own classrooms.This is a great opportunity for Evergreen Orff Chapter members and local music teachers to reconnect with other great music teachers in the Puget Sound region. Get inspired with new ideas! Learn some new songs, ideas and witness the teaching process of board members. We hope to see you there!



GIOVANNA DAVILA - MARCH 20, 2021 - 9AM-3PM
Little Cedars Elementary, 7408 144th Pl SE, Snohomish, WA 98296 | MAP
Pre-registration EOC Members $30 - Pre-registration Non-Members $70 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members $40 - Walk-ins Non-Members $80 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

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NATASHA THURMON - APRIL 17, 2021 - 9AM-3PM
Pacific Lutheran University. Mary Baker Russell Music Center. 868 Wheeler St S, Parkland, WA 98444 | MAP
Pre-registration EOC Members $30 - Pre-registration Non-Members $70 - Pre-registration Students FREE
Walk-ins EOC Members $40 - Walk-ins Non-Members $80 - Walk-ins Students $FREE

All About Recorder: Differentiation and Integration into the Orff Classroom - The recorder is one of the main staples of the Orff approach, and even has a dedicated portion in the certified PD courses offered throughout the US. Unfortunately, it is easy to lose sight of ways to make the instrument accessible to all students, as well as how to seamlessly blend it in with other mediums in the classroom, including but not limited to, movement, barred instruments, composition, and improvisation. Participants will learn ways to differentiate the recorder in their classrooms, and incorporate said tools into their already existing recorder curriculum. Participants will engage in several recorder lessons that will model integration of the recorder with other elements into their classrooms. Please bring a Soprano Recorder to this session (as well as any other sizes you have!).

Natasha Thurmon teaches K-5 general music, choir, strings, and Orff ensemble at Boldt Elementary in the Northside School District. She has a BME in Music Education from Pacific Lutheran University and an MM in Music Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She completed her Orff levels and two master classes at Trinity University, where she now teaches Recorder in addition to San Diego. Natasha is past president of Central Texas Orff, and recently chaired the social media subcommittee for AOSA. She has presented at various workshops locally and at state conferences, as well as at the national AOSA conference and for Orff chapter workshops. She serves on the Professional Development committee of her local AFT union, and state AFT QUEST committee, as an organizer and presenter for the district and state.






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