MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE: SPECIAL LEARNERS IN THE ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASSROOM
Saturday, April 17, 2021
10 AM - 12 PM EST
Presenter: Glennis Patterson
In our inclusive school environments, many music teachers work with special learners in both inclusive and adaptive classes. Fortunately, we teach a subject that is highly adaptable to their needs. This workshop will provide guidance for working with special needs students including: lesson planning for adaptive classes, how to differentiate and create appropriate activities, how to best serve your students' particular needs, and inclusion in the ensemble setting.
About the Presenter:
Glennis Patterson is an elementary music teacher at Katharine D. Malone School in Rockaway, NJ where she teaches general music, chorus, and band. She earned her Bachelor of Music in music education at Susquehanna University and Kodály certification at New York University. Glennis is certified as a teacher of students with disabilities and is currently studying to earn a master's degree in special education. She is an active member of the NJMEA special learners committee and has presented as a clinician at state music education conferences. She has served as a mentor to new teachers and cooperating teacher to student teachers. She is a contributing author to an upcoming publication from Oxford University Press. Glennis lives in Randolph, NJ with her husband and three daughters.