Past Workshops

Wednesday, October 23 | 4:30 p.m.

This was a special teacher workshop inspired by the Rolling Stones and their musical roots. Teachers learned how to connect their classroom curriculum to the artistry of the Stones by examining the history of the American roots music that inspired them.
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Wednesday, May 8 | 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Rockin' the K-4 Classroom

Teachers of younger students were invited to join us for a special workshop exploring strategies for using rock and roll and popular music in K-4 classrooms.  Participants worked through examples from Rockin’ the Schools classes that explore music and the language arts, the building blocks of music, and the roots of rock and roll (among other topics).  Teachers found out how they can connect the sounds and stories of rock and roll to their K-4 teaching curriculum. 

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Thursday, January 17, 2013  | 4:00 – 5:30pm

Teachers Rock: Rock the Classical

The worlds of classical music and rock and roll are often seen in opposition to each other when in fact, composition, arrangement and performance techniques of both styles often influence the other. In this special Teachers Rock co-hosted by the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), Rock Hall educators Jason Hanley and Kathryn Metz  presented class material from “Ambassador to the Orchestra: The Arranger in Rock and Roll.” The class was followed by arrangements of songs by the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and others performed by by the Oxford Chamber Orchestra, The Mergers (Miami University) and Northern Kentucky University Ensemble.

ABOUT CODA:

The College Orchestra Directors Association is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of college and university orchestra programs through the collaborative assistance, insights, knowledge, creativity, resources and shared vision of its members. CODA champions the art of teaching and performing orchestral music and strives to encourage and support the artistic, professional and personal growth of college orchestra directors and their students. The association serves as an advocate for the crucial dual roles of the orchestra in the higher education community; namely, providing an essential component in the development of educated students of all majors, and refining the vocational and personal skills required of those preparing for various careers in music and other disciplines.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 4:30 – 6pm

“Stop and Listen”: Using Spoken Word and Slam Poetry in the Classroom

We hosted a special workshop inspired by the inventive wordplay of our 2012 American Music Master honoree – Chuck Berry, with guest presenters Amy Rosenbluth (Lake Erie Ink) and Kathy Lawrence (Cleveland Heights High School). Teachers learned how to bring spoken word and slam poetry into the classroom to help students connect with learning and with themselves. This workshop was appropriate for upper-elementary through high school teachers (Grades 4-12). Read more about this Teachers Rock here.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Voice Your Choice: Induction Week

 

This special workshop spotlighted Voice Your Choice projects from throughout Ohio, across the country, and around the world.  Participants leanred how students of all ages addressed issues involving aesthetic reflection and aesthetic judgment and the challenges of evaluating and critiquing rock and roll.  Participating Voice Your Choice teachers showcased their students’ work and shared their strategies and approaches to the project.  Educators were invited to stay after the workshop for an exclusive look at the new exhibit – Grateful Dead: Long, Strange Trip (official opening: April 12, 2012).  Participants toured the exhibit and enjoyed the opening reception. 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 

 Black History Month: Library + Archives 

This Teachers Rock took place at the Library + Archives (2809 Woodland Ave.; Cleveland, OH).  Be sure to visit our Library and Archives website!

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Teachers Rock 2010 - 2011 Series

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 

Teachers Rock with Summer of Sisterhood: The Soul of Cleveland Girls

 

 

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Voice Your Choice: Creating an Induction Class

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010:   

Takin' Care of Business: A Rockin' Approach to Financial Literacy and 21st Century Learning

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010:  

Roots of Music: After-School Music Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Alternate Takes: K-12 Approaches to African-American Music on Film

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Saturday, April 16, 2011:

Using Popular Music in Special Education Classrooms