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Greta Pedersen (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

 

  • Students learn how to translate ideas from one medium to another and one culture to another. For example students may write a song using what they have learned about the life cycle of an animal.
  • Students demonstrate comprehension and gain the skills needed to retell a story, using sequencing, identifying important elements and characters, etc.
  • Students use song writing to learn to identify their emotions, and to craft a personal story within a given form. This strengthens self-expression and personal discipline.
  • Students work cooperatively throughout the residency learning give and take, active listening and collaborative problem solving.
  • Song writing and re-telling through music both ask students to create within a specific form. This introduces students to engineering, patterning and the use of form to clarify meaning.

BIO

Named Young Audiences National Artist of the Year in 2009, Greta is an experienced music educator in the classroom and beyond. She enjoys collaborating with teacher to help them reach their learning objectives.

DISCIPLINES

Literary Arts,Music,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Songwriting:  Class collaboratively composes a song for performance or recording

  • Song on any subject:  school anthem, character traits, reading strategies, science units such as volcanoes or water cycle, your ideas?
  • All students participate contributing ideas/vocabulary, working in small groups and together as a class.

 

Math Groove: K-2

  • Students actively explore math concepts through movement, playing percussion instruments, and singing.
  • Focus on teacher selected math concepts, such as pattern recognition, number sentences, and sequencing.

 

Around the World in Song and Dance: K-5

  • Explores culture and language, celebrating our similarities and differences.
  • Students actively engaged in song, movement and dance.
  • Bilingual students enhance our learning by sharing their home language/cultural knowledge.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

My residencies integrate well with English Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Math and Science.

 

When song writing students learn to organize, revise, edit, publish and reflect; they use patterns, sequencing and symbology.

 

Song writing allows students to demonstrate their vocabulary and knowledge of any given unit from volcanoes to westward expansion.

 

Students plan and create original music, collaborating with peers to complete their work. They communicate ideas in large and small groups during creation, rehearsal and performance, and learn to recognize and connect common terminology across curriculum.

GALLERY

FEE INFO

FOR Songwriting: $70 per classroom session (50 minutes), and planning and reflection meetings with school. Additional costs waived for equipment rental and mileage; first 2 hours of preparation waived (exclusive of meetings with school); additional hours (if any) at $70/hr.

Other Residencies (not Songwriting): $70 per classroom session (50 minutes), and per preparation hour, and per planning & reflection meetings with school. Additional costs may apply for equipment rental and materials.

Travel Costs: Standard mileage rate for residencies more than 25 miles from West Linn (97068)

Space:  For residencies that require movement, access to an empty classroom, gym, or cafeteria is needed.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://www.ya-or.org

REFERENCES

Charity Sadar

Teacher

sadarc@nclack.k12.or.us

(503) 353-5620

Sunnyside Elementary

3

Theresa Gallagher

Teacher

gallaght@canby.k12.or.us

(503) 263-7100 x3044

Knight School

5th

Andrew Dauch

Principal

adauch@pps.net

(503) 916-6181

Sabin Elementary


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