April workshop: 3rd Annual Introduction to Kodály Methodology

Introduction to Kodály Methodology
There will be LIVE STUDENT CLASSROOM DEMONSTRATIONS as part of this workshoppresidents
Saturday April 28, 2018: 9am-3pm
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Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447

We have three amazing past-presidents of Northwest Kodály Educators: Lucinda Dalrymple (also current Western Division President of OAKE), Kelly Foster Griffin (also Past-President of OAKE) and Megan Oberfield lined up to share fun songs, games, activities and pedagogical techniques that are sure to inspire magic in your classroom as we approach the end of the school year.  There will also be a LIVE student demonstration where you can watch an expert teachers implement their material in real life situations.  Make sure you save the date for this wonderful day of music making and joy in late spring.

Special Reduced Registration is $25 in advance, or $35 the day of the workshop. If you are a pre-service student who is not yet a certificated teacher, you can attend for free with a student ID and NWKE student membership (free).
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President-Elect Election Results

Congratulations to the next President of NWKE: Heidi McIlroy!
Heidi McIlroy, OAKE Western II Regional Representative, former NWKE secretary, NWKE President Elect 2018-2019; President 2019-2021; Past President 2021-2022
Heidi: I am thrilled to be the next NWKE president. I served on the NWKE board as secretary from 2012-2014. In 2015, I started my term as Western Division Representative for the National OAKE board. During this time, I was pleased to see how well regarded and strong the NWKE chapter is on the national level. My goals as president are to continue serving our members and building on the momentum that’s been created over the last five years. I would like to work on continuing to expand our membership and work closely with the Levels program to encourage members to take and complete their levels. I would also like to support young teachers and bring them to the Kodály fold with a focus on student teachers and college students. “Only the best is good enough for a child” has always been one of my favorite Kodály quotes and I want to pass that on to the next generation of teachers so that our next generation of students grow up with the best music education possible.