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July 8th-12th, 2024

A free online event to help you start the school year feeling fully equipped with the tools and confidence to change students' lives through music,

without feeling lost on "music teacher island."

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Watch the video below to learn how this FREE event will help you have your best school year yet!

 
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Being an elementary music teacher isn't just singing and playing games all day.

(But you don't need us to tell you that.)


You’re getting a lot of things right:

  • You’re trying your best to create inclusive learning environments.
  • You're doing what you can to find new ideas to create engaging lessons.
  • And you're passionate about the transformative power of music.

But it just seems like you don't have the support and professional development you need to take the next step.

Maybe right now you…

Ready to try something new to serve your students in a more meaningful way.

Tired of feeling like you're constantly writing lesson plans (and somehow never getting ahead).

Ready to add some new tools to your elementary music teacher toolbox.

Whatever it is for you, it's time to increase your impact in the elementary music classroom.

(Without adding more to your already too-full plate)

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You dream of finding a way to receive content-specific professional development that’s doable with your hectic schedule, and actually works.

How would it feel to…

Receive professional development specially curated for elementary music teachers?

Learn strategies that will help you work less outside of your contracted hours?

Up-level your instruction so that all students are set up for success in your classroom?

This is exactly what you’ll experience at the Elementary Music Summit®!

During the Elementary Music Summit® you'll discover how to have your best school year yet!

Join us for the Elementary Music Summit®, to learn from 25 elementary music teachers experts about the things you really need to know to have up-level your teaching.

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MEET YOUR HOST

Bryson Tarbet is an instructional coach and elementary music specialist in Columbus, Ohio. He received his Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Master's of Music in Music Education degree with a Kodály emphasis from Capital University.

As a passionate music educator, Bryson understands the challenges that come with teaching elementary music. During his first year of teaching, he noticed a significant gap between what is taught in undergrad and the reality of teaching elementary music.

Bryson founded the Elementary Music Summit® because he saw a lack of content-specific professional development for elementary music teachers. As a passionate music educator, he knows that being an elementary music teacher can sometimes feel isolating, like being on "music teacher island."

That's why he created this free online event - to bring together a community of like-minded educators who share a common goal of enriching the lives of their students through music.

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What to expect at the Elementary Music Summit®

When

The Elementary Music Summit® will run from July 8th through July 12th with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.

Where

We don't know about you, but our favorite types of PD are those that can be done anywhere. With that being said, you can tune into the summit from anywhere with internet access.

(Did somebody say PD poolside?)

Presentations

Presentations will be an hour long each. Whether you join us live or catch the replay, each speaker will share actionable information that will help you create a lasting impact on the lives of the students in your classroom.

PARTY IT UP

You'll also have access to a private virtual community for the summit where we'll be partying it up before the summit starts and cheering each other on once it kicks off.

Prizes

As an attendee, you'll have the chance to win prizes based on engagement, giveaways, and more. In fact, entries are being awarded right now in the community. Come on in and join the fun!

The All-access pass

After registering, you can also upgrade to gain access to the All-Access Pass. That means you'll get extended access to the presentations and so many other amazing resources to help you in the classroom. You won't want to miss it!

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Why The Elementary Music Summit®?

 

It’s easy to feel forgotten about as an elementary music teacher. The professional development our schools provide us are rarely helpful in our day-to-day lives in the classrooms.

Even at music-specific conferences the elementary teachers often get the short end of the stick. That’s why the Elementary Music Summit® is special.

The Elementary Music Summit® puts content-specific professional development at your fingertips!

Meet the Speakers

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. Here are the amazing speakers you’ll hear from at the Elementary Music Summit®. (Schedule subject to change)

Alessandra Santaguida
Maximizing Engagement with Project-Based Learning in the Middle School Music Room

Amy Burns
Free Internet Resources for the Elementary Music Educator

Analisa Byrd
Recorders Drive Me Nuts!

Ani Silva-Berrios
¡Cantemos y juguemos!

Ashley Cuthbertson
Make Music Matter: Culturally Responsive Curriculum Design

Becca Davis
Classroom Management Tips + Tricks

Chesley Talissé-Woodburn
Melodies in Motion: Popular Tunes on Orff Instruments

Christa Jones
"¡Bienvenidos a Todos!” - Supporting English Language Learners in the General Music Classroom

Debbie O'Shea
Unleash the Aussie Awesome: A Choral Adventure!

Erin Elliott
I Got the Job! Wait, What Do I Do Now?

Gina Vidak
Tune In: Integrating Pop Culture Trends into Music Education

Janine Slage
Using Diverse Books in the Music Classroom

Dr. Jennifer Whitehead
Teacher's Pet: Loving Your Voice While Teaching Your Students

Leanna O'Brien
Empower Your Classroom: Transforming Students Experiences Through Movement

Lindsay Rosen
Playing the Pages: Combining Children's Literature, Cross-Curricular Connections, and Orff Schulwerk

Michelle Brinkman
RU Ready for This? Exploring the Possibilities of Keetman's Rhythmische Übung

Mollie Schwartz
Making Elementary Choir FUN!

Rachel Ammons
Dyslexia in the Music Classroom

Rachel Gunderson
Playful Teaching, Vibrant Learning

Rainy Barton
Creating Sub Plans For The Long(er) Haul

Sandra Hendrickson
Learning Through Movement: Songs, Games, Movement Props

Sloane Singleton
Travel the World with your Music Passport!

Stephanie Leavell, MT-BC
Move It, Move It!: Structured Movement Song Sequences for Classroom Management

David Bedard
Add to Your Collection of Songs and Activities: Music and Movement for All!

As you can see by that incredible lineup, you are not going to want to miss this event.

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Here's what some past attendees have had to say!

You're ready to have your best school yet.

IT’S TIME TO…

- Gain the confidence and fulfillment you deserve in your elementary music career.

- Start creating a classroom that all students can be successful in.

- Finally feel like you can enjoy being an elementary music teacher without sacrificing your personal life.

Grab your free ticket by clicking the link below and join us for Elementary Music Summit®!

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