Spring 2023 Workshop with Matthew Stensrud

Join GRAOSA on March 11, 2023 for a workshop with Matthew Stensrud. The workshop will be held at Nazareth College Arts Center, room A4 from 9am to 2pm.

Title: Playful Procedures: Building a Community of Learners through a Respectful, Responsive, and Inclusive Classroom

With the implementation of responsive and respectful teaching in elementary schools across the country, music educators can be an influential voice in the successful use of this process based, community driven and exploration centered approach. Today, we’ll learn more about how this looks in the elementary classroom and how these ideals are a natural and playful fit in the Orff Schulwerk approach. So let’s sing, dance, play, and learn!

Matthew Stensrud is an award-winning Elementary Music and Movement Teacher and currently teaches PK-4 music and movement at Sidwell Friends Lower School in Washington, DC. He received his Master of Music Education from George Mason University and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, is an Orff Schulwerk approved Teacher Educator of Movement, and teaches Movement Levels in South Carolina and Oregon. Matthew is currently on the National Board of Trustees of AOSA as Representative for Region V, was previously on The Orff Echo Editorial Board, and was a key content contributor to the book Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Areas. He is also well-known on social media as @MisterSOrff on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, and offers newsletters through this website www.mistersorff.com and mentoring, lesson plans, and more on his Patreon page.

All Saturday workshops are from 9:00 am until 2 pm; participants can receive 5 professional development credit hours. Participants must be present for the entire session to receive their PD certificate and/or CTLE credit. Continental breakfast is available from 8:30-9:00 am. Participants can bring a bag lunch or order pizza for lunch. See our membership page for registration information.

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