If you haven't already heard about this amazing conference live somewhere in the Midwest (or anywhere relatively close to Kansas), you need to check out this amazing conference and register today!
Unlike your typical state music conference, this conference is totally geared to what you are doing if you teach preschool through 5th grade music or if you are using Kodaly principles with your instrumental or choral ensembles. One unique thing about the conference this year is that MKMEA has teamed up with the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. That means that this year one room will be entirely devoted to early childhood music. I have a very special love for early childhood music so I am hoping to spend a lot of time in that room and get a lot of ideas specifically for preschool and kindergarten music.
Some of the presenters this year are teacher bloggers who I am very excited to see in action! Four of us have put together a little giveaway to help spread the news about this amazing conference line up and invite people who may not have heard about it yet.
How to play:
1) Visit the Midwest Kodaly Conference website and scroll down until you see the speakers.
2) Click through to learn more about each session.
3) Select a session that you are excited to attend, and copy and that presenter's session URL.
4) Go to Facebook and paste that URL in your status with something like "I am so excited for this session at #MKMEA2015". Be sure to use that hashtag so that we can find your entry. Tag three friends in the post who you think might not have heard about MKMEA yet. Think about a new teacher in your district, a music teacher friend who doesn't usually attend Kodaly workshops, or a student teacher.
You do not have to be registered for the conference to participate. Maybe you are far away but you know of someone in the Midwest who should be aware of this conference. This is a great way to spread awareness.
What you could win:
$10 worth of resources from the following teachers:
Aileen Miracle from Mrs. Miracle's Music Room
Karla Cherwinski from C Major Learning
Jamie Parker from Jamie Parker's Kodaly Inspired Music Resources
Lindsay Jervis from Kodaly Inspired Classroom
Here's an example....
One session I cannot wait for is Jo Kirk's session, "ACTIVE MUSIC MAKING! A Creative Link Between Parent/Child Interaction & Early Childhood Literacy Skills". Jo was my Kodaly Level 1 teacher at WSU and is such a HUGE inspiration to me. Her level 1 class was life changing and I am forever in her debt. Everything I have ever seen her present has been like gold to me.
I included the link to the session I am so pumped to attend, the hashtag #MKMEA2015 and tagged three friends who I hope will attend.
By posting a session with the hashtag and tagging three friends you are automatically entered to win! There is nothing more that you need to do. You are welcome to save the MKMEA picture I used above to put in your post, but you don't have to.
Each week we will choose a winner, and you are free to post a new session each week that you are excited for as long as you tag three new people each time!
You can also earn entries by following the giveaway contributors on TpT:a Rafflecopter giveaway
Winners will be contacted via Facebook.
I hope to see (and meet) many of you in Wichita, KS at the MKMEA2015 conference Oct. 23-25!