Early Childhood Courses – Jan 2021

At Welcome to Music, we are once again presenting our highly popular Early Childhood Music & Movement training courses ONLINE on Zoom from 13th to 15th & 18th & 19th Jan, 2021.
If you can’t attend at these times, you can watch the recordings at a time that suits you.

‘Welcome to Music’ Online Early Childhood (0-8 years) Teacher Training Courses
Jan 2021 – presented by Susie Davies-Splitter (M.Ed)

Endorsed through NESA for teachers in NSW

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DATES and rates:
Babies & toddlers (B&T) 13th Jan, 2021 Standard rate $99 Usually $179
Stage 1 14th & 15th Jan, 2021 Standard rate $179 Usually $399
Stage 2 18th & 19th, Jan, 2021 (previous completion of Stage 1 required)
Stages 1 & 2 14th/15th & 18th/19th Jan Standard rate $299 Usually $649
B&T, Stage 1 & 2 13th-15th & 18th/19th Jan Standard rate $379 Usually $749
TIME: 10.30 – 5 pm daily – with 3 sessions per day
VENUE: Online in the comfort of your home

There is a total of 25 hours of online training broken into 3 parts – Babies & toddlers (5 hours), Stage 1 (10 hours) and Stage 2 (10 hours). You can choose to do just the Babies and toddlers, Stage 1, Stage 1 & 2, or all 25 hours over 5 days.
Remember, If you can’t attend at these times, you can watch the recordings at a time that suits you.

Including a range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, drumming, ukuleles, descant recorder and creative play, the strategies contained in these courses will link to critical aspects of a child’s development and will inspire teachers and educators to embed quality musical activities and experiences into children’s programs. These courses are suitable for all educators working with young children and no prior music experience is necessary. We use a multi-modal and multi-sensory approach to help make the learning stick! Come and be inspired to make a real and lasting difference to your students!

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Why music?
An involvement in a music program helps to educate the whole individual – intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and creatively. Children develop confidence, self-esteem, memory, language, communication, listening, concentration, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, imagination and self-expression, while building an excellent foundation for future musical pursuits. Research consistently links music and movement activities to supporting learning and development in early childhood education. We know that music can activate the brain for learning; trigger positive emotion; enhance physical development, aid wellbeing and self-regulation and should be an important part of every high-quality early childhood program.

Links to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
1.1, 2.1 Knowledge; 3.2, 3.4 Practice; 6.2 Engagement

Links to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which describes five learning and development areas, where children:
• have a strong sense of identity
• are connected with and contribute to their world
• have a strong sense of wellbeing
• are confident and involved learners
• are effective communicators

Links to the Australian Curriculum – The Arts
Content descriptors: ACAMUM080, ACAMUM081, ACAMUM082, ACAMUM083
Capabilities: Critical and Creative thinking, Personal and Social, Intercultural Understanding

Links to Quality Standards– QA 1, QA 2, QA 5

Includes comprehensive course notes, course recordings and certificate of attendance

GOALS

BABIES & TODDLERS (0-3 YRS) 5 HOUR COURSE:
This five-hour course includes a range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, and creative play for babies & toddlers.

Course goals:
• To learn how to teach and create a music and movement program for babies & toddlers, with sample lesson plans for a whole term
• Ideas on how to build teacher confidence
• How to incorporate puppets, props and visuals
• Learn how to engage babies and tots to build motor function, foster listening skills and develop language.
• To understand the research and benefits of music and movement
• To learn how to use transition songs between activities
• New ways to enhance learning across the curriculum (EYLF, NQS)
• Hands-on and practical activities that focus on creativity
• Active and enjoyable music-making that is appealing, immediately accessible and easy to teach

STAGE 1 (3-8YRS) 10 HOUR COURSE:
This two-day course includes a range of delightful rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, drumming, recorder, ukulele and creative play.
Course goals:
• To learn how to teach and create a music and movement program, with sample lesson plans for a whole term!
• Ideas on how to build teacher confidence
• To understand the research and benefits of music and movement
• To learn how to use transition songs between activities
• New ways to enhance learning across the curriculum (EYLF, NQS and the Australian curriculum – the Arts)
• Hands-on and practical activities that focus on creativity
• To understand links between music and maths, literacy and other subjects
• To develop classroom management strategies
• Active and enjoyable music-making that is appealing, immediately accessible and easy to teach
• Learn how to drum, play the recorder and ukulele
• ‘Orff Schulwerk’ principles that will inspire, excite and motivate children to remember, understand and love music

STAGE 2 (3-8YRS) 10 HOUR COURSE:
This two-day course is a continuation of Stage 1, and includes even more rhymes, games, songs, folk dances, creative movement, musical stories, world music, percussion instrument activities, drumming, recorders, ukuleles and creative play.
Course Goals:
• To create a music and movement program, with sample lesson plans for a second term in each age group!
• To expand the repertoire – more songs, rhymes, games, dances and instrumental activities
• To understand more research and benefits of music and movement
• Relate all learning to each curriculum (EYLF, NQS and the Australian curriculum – the Arts)
• Hands on and practical activities that focus on creativity
• To further investigate links between music and maths, literacy and other subjects
• Learn how to drum and play the descant recorder
• To continue to learn and improve skills on the ukulele
• Extended ‘Orff Schulwerk’ learning – musical media and specific techniques
• How to evaluate music and movement
• Peer teaching assessment – each participant is to present a musical item to the group
• The opportunity to become a ‘Welcome to Music’ licensed teacher

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Past participants, you have the opportunity to attend a refresher of any courses you have already completed – and pay just 50% of the already heavily discounted course fee!. Please contact our office for full details of these offers.

To register online, go to our Events page (scroll down to the EC courses)

Limited part ‘Kerry Allen’ scholarships are also available for students and those who require financial assistance. This is for full-time undergraduate students only. Photo and Student ID required.

Please note that all Early Bird registrations must be booked and paid by 4th December, 2020 and all other registration fees must be received by Wed 6th Jan, 2021. Cancellations will incur a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds available after Wed 6th Jan, 2021.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Susie Davies-Splitter (M.Ed.) is a qualified music and movement educator, accredited Orff trainer, musician, award-winning composer and twice past President of the Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association. Susie and husband Phil run their own successful music education business, ‘Welcome to Music’, providing resources for Early Childhood and Primary teachers. They also present music programs for preschoolers, Artist in School programs, concerts and teacher training around the world.

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Registration and general enquiries: Phone 1300 769 803
Email: info@welcometomusic.net