Professional Development Workshops
Free professional development workshops for teachers connect the Museum's programs and content to core curriculum in language arts, social studies, music, visual art, and more. Workshops also assist teachers in preparing students for participation in our various programs, both at the Museum and in school classrooms.
Words & Music: Teach Language Arts through Songwriting
Spring 2014 Dates: Friday, February 28
Tuesday, March 11
Wednesday, April 9
Looking for a creative and effective method to strengthen reading and vocabulary skills? Words & Music is a fun and creative classroom unit that teaches language arts through songwriting. This workshop begins with a review of the curriculum, including practical tips collected from teachers who have taught Words & Music in the past. In the afternoon, a songwriter joins the training to share firsthand knowledge about the creative process and song structure, and assist with crafting lyrics. The day ends with a performance of songs created during the workshop - offering a taste of the experience your class will have when you teach this engaging and educational unit.
For information and registration, contact David Bogart at 615.854.5555 or DBogart@CountryMusicHallofFame.org.
Creative Classrooms: Interdisciplinary Programs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Spring 2014 Date: Saturday, March 1
Learn about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's engaging curriculum-connected materials, field trips, and programs, and obtain new interdisciplinary teaching tips in this one-day workshop. With options for students grades K-12, the Museum is a resource for unique academic experiences that connect in a range of subject areas. Programs that support language arts, social studies, visual arts, and music curricula will be previewed, including a tour of the Museum; a sampling of the compare and contrast program "Is It a Fiddle or a Violin?"; an overview of the creative writing program Words & Music; and more.
For information and registration, contact Nathalie Lavine at 615.416.2088 or NLavine@CountryMusicHallofFame.org.
Using California Country Music to Teach American History
Spring 2014 Date: Monday, March 3
Bakersfield, California gave birth to an exciting, raw-edged style of country music that enjoyed tremendous popularity in the 1960s. A must-see for American history students, The Bakersfield Sound covers topics from the Dust Bowl to social issues of migrant workers to the emergence of the electric guitar. The new teacher's guide, written specifically for this exhibit and aligned with the Common Core State Standards, will be covered during the workshop.
For information and registration, contact Nathalie Lavine at 615.416.2088 or NLavine@CountryMusicHallofFame.org
Registration for all workshops available for Metro Nashville educators on the MNPS Electronic Registrar Online site: https://ero1.eschoolsolutions.com/