Discover how music stimulates young minds through numeracy and literacy and learn teaching strategies that all students can benefit from in the classroom.
Presented by: Professor Erika Locke-Williams.
Description: A symphony is a large musical composition that usually has several movements. The best way to describe a movement is comparing it to a book that has a title and within the book, there are several chapters with their own subtitles. The performance of a symphony involves instruments from different musical families that operate (play) at the same time but come together collectively to create an entire thought…what we know as a song.
This session will include how music stimulates young minds through numeracy and literacy by engaging both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Best practices and specific teaching strategies that all students can benefit from in the classroom will be examined as well.
About the presenter:
Erika Locke-Williams is an adjunct professor of music at Palm Beach State College and Barry University in Palm Beach Florida. Prior to that she worked as music teacher, choral director, director of bands and orchestral music throughout various Elementary and Middle schools in Florida and Georgia. She has also taught reading to level 1 and level 2 students in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act and special education.