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NWKE Member Sharing and Make & Take
Adams Elementary, Spokane Valley, WA | October 5, 2019

You are invited to attend our annual NWKE Chapter Sharing Workshop with a Make & Take! Eastern Washington we are coming to you!  

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some fabulous Kodály wisdom from some of our own local members.
This workshop will feature some great games and songs for older grades, strategies for primary students, incorporating Kodály concepts into choral settings, and a make-and-take beat chart that you can use in many different ways!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn at our lowest priced workshop of the year!

For Registration: Click Here!

$20 pre-registration
$30 walk-in
$10 students
$15 1st Year Teachers

NWKE Equity Book Study:
Join us for a Book Study kick-off during the lunch break at the workshop on October 5 in Spokane! NWKE is hosting a book study group to read and discuss Glenn Singleton’s “Courageous Conversations” book about addressing racial inequity in schools with bravery, passion, self-reflection, and knowledge. We’ll meet during the second half of the lunch hour and we welcome participants to eat their lunch during the presentation. During our time together on Saturday, we’ll outline our mission, logistics of the book study, and a little about the book itself. We look forward to learning and growing with you in this book study. Hope you can make it! If you’re not able to attend either workshop, but you want to participate, contact us at

Important 2019-2020 Dates

September 21, 2019
Amy Abbott
9am-3pm | Springbrook Elementary, Kent, WA

October 5, 2019
NWKE Member Sharing and Make & Take
9am-3pm | Adams Elementary, Spokane Valley, WA
$20 pre-registration
$30 walk-in
$10 students
$15 1st Year Teachers

January 18, 2020
8th Annual Choral Workshop
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

March 5-8, 2020
OAKE National Conference
Portland, OR

April 25, 2020
Introduction to Kodály Methodology
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Save the Date: March 5-8, 2020

OAKE 2020

Portland, Oregon 
| March 5 – 8, 2020 

The 2020 National OAKE Conference, celebrating Kodály’s vision in the 21st Century, will be hosted in Portland, OR! Save the date and plan to attend this wonderful event being hosted in NWKE’s backyard.

More information can be found here!

For information on past workshops, check out The NWKE Historian.

Completed Workshops This Year:

Fall Workshop – “Hook, Line and Sinker: Catching the Attention of Older Learners in the Music Room” with Amy Abbott
Springbrook Elementary School, Kent | September 21, 2019 | 9am-3pm

Catching and maintaining the attention of upper elementary students can be a challenging and daunting task. But if you “bait your hook” just right you’ll soon have them eating out of your hand! In this session, we’ll focus on instructional strategies, pedagogical materials, and ways to build student rapport in order to gain and maintain the engagement rate of your upper elementary students. Song material, singing games, reading activities, pacing ideas, lesson structure and delivery, and building trust and relationships with your students are among many of the topics that will be addressed as ways to increase student participation, ownership, and joy in the music classroom.

Register HERE

Pre-registration rates:
Student $10
First Year Teacher $15
OAKE/NWKE Member $55
General $70

Pre-registration will close at 9am on Friday September 20th and day of registration costs $5 dollars more than pre-registration, so sign-up today!