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September 2018

Orff 101

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rock Creek Elementary, 4125 NW 185th Ave
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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Get your school year started off right! This half day workshop will provide you with engaging, useful material for your music classroom presented by our past POSA presidents. No Orff experience required, but great activities for all to kickstart your year!

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October 2018

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon

October 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Columbia Valley Elementary, 17500 SE Sequoia Cir
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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$100.00 - $150.00

 Creating a Dynamic Learning Community with Traditional Dance, Song and Storytelling The dancing and singing was delightful, but what I really appreciated was your detail toward the musicality of what you taught. It was never “just” singing or “just” dancing. Each element had a purpose and direction to it. - Kevin L. Droe, Ph.D., University of Northern Iowa Peter and Mary Alice Amidon's teacher workshop focuses on the community building power of traditional dance, song and storytelling in the schools.  In both the…

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February 2019

Tim Wiegand

February 2, 2019
Rock Creek Middle School, 14897 SE Parkland Drive
Happy Valley, OR 97015 United States
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Bringing Back the Joy! Teaching with Joy can sometimes be a challenge.  In this exciting session teachers will experience engaging games and simple activities that work!  When students enjoy the material it, can make a world of difference.  Teachers will sing, dance, play recorder, play instruments, and create in this fun filled worksop.   Tim Wiegand graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Music Education, and received his Masters Degree with an "emphasis in Orff-Schulwerk" from The University of…

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April 2019

Cyndee Giebler

April 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Troutdale Elementary, 648 SE Harlow Ave.
Troutdale, OR 97060 United States
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Join us for our final workshop of the 2018-19 school year! Mining the Volumes: Uncover the hidden gems found within the covers of the Music for Children Volumes. We’ll explore ways to make these pieces fun, artistic and joyful for today’s students. Bring a soprano recorder and a sense of adventure! Cyndee Giebler lives and teaches in northeast Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and completed her master’s degree at the University of St. Thomas in…

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October 2019

October Workshop – Thom Borden

October 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Columbia Valley Elementary, 17500 SE Sequoia Cir
Vancouver, WA 98683 United States
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$60.00 - $150.00

Purposeful Play: Singing Games and Play Parties in the Orff Schulwerk Classroom In this session, teachers will explore the role of singing games and play parties as it relates to music concepts in the Orff Schulwerk classroom.  Hands-on games and activities will lead teachers through a sequenced process of introducing these activities as they address engaging all students.  Considerations for grade levels in which concepts are explored and assessed will be discussed as teachers discuss the union of the Kodaly…

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February 2020

Winter Workshop – Jim Solomon

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scouters Mountain Elementary, 10811 SE 172nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086 United States
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$60.00 - $100.00

Jim Solomon is a National Board Certified Teacher, author and national clinician. He is a music instructor at R.B. Hunt Elementary in St. Augustine, FL, where he works with General Music classes, Chorus, Recorder Club, and D.R.U.M., a special percussion group for 5th-grade students. This summer, he retired from decades of teaching the Orff Level 1 teacher training course at the Eastman School of Music. He was Teacher of the Year for St. Johns County in 1991, and he has…

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April 2020

Orff 101 – CANCELLED

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dear Portland Orff Family, We hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. As we all know, our world is certainly at an unprecedented time in education and living with the COVID-19 virus. At this point in time, we are announcing that we will be canceling our April 18th workshop. There are too many unknowns to continue planning for this particular workshop. However, we at Portland Orff would love to continue the spirit of our Orff 101 workshops,…

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May 2020

Online Workshop with Paul Weller

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

We at Portland Orff are excited to announce that we will be hosting a FREE Two-Part Online Workshop with the amazing Paul Weller. Come learn, connect, and find some mindfulness with fellow Music educators over the course of two Saturdays. In these online workshops, we will explore lesson ideas, songs, and movement, using online tools and resources. You will leave with practical ideas for how to structure lessons online, as well as having an opportunity to create music and movement with colleagues. Join…

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August 2020

Online Workshop – Jennifer Donovan

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35 - $40

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an Online Workshop with the amazing Jennifer Donovan. Come learn ways to explore the Schülwerk whether you are teaching at online, in-school, or both. Join us Saturday, August 22nd from 9-12 Pacific. Jennifer Donovan teaches at Clear Creek Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas.  She earned both her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music from Kansas State University. She is past president of the Kansas Orff Chapter and has…

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October 2020

October Mini-Conference

October 9 @ 8:30 am - October 10 @ 3:30 pm
$25 - $60

Registration for our October Mini-Conference is now open.    Join us Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th, for 6 online workshops featuring: Special Guest from the Orff Institute - Shirley Salmon; Body Percussionist Keith Terry; BethAnn Hepburn co-author of “Purposeful Pathways”; Portland Orff Levels Instructor Matthew Stensrud, Liban O. Gómez, New York City Orff Chapter President; and James Harding from The San Francisco School and author of “From Wibbleton to Wobbleton.”  Each day will have three sessions on Zoom.…

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