Workshop Description: Learn how to incorporate an inclusive space for literature to teach musical concepts in your classroom. Teachers in this session will be able to encourage social and emotional learning by understanding the differences between creating mirrors, windows, and sliding doors through children's lit. Charissa will bring multiple book recommendations for the music classroom written & illustrated by Black & Indigenous People/Persons of Color (BIPOC). Be ready to create, play, and add movement to bring new classroom stories to life!
Books Included Virtual (5 additional books if in person):
- Your Name is a Song By Jamilah Bigelow
- Bee-Bim Bop! By Linda Sue Park
- Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews
- We are the Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
- Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
Clinician Biography: Charissa Duncanson (kuh-rih-suh dung-kin-sen) has taught K-5th grade general music in the Metro Detroit Area since 2014 and currently teaches K-8th in Detroit Public Schools. As a professional, she has presented locally and internationally. Ms. Duncanson has served on multiple boards for music education associations including MMEA Michigan local affiliate of Nafme, Detroit Orff Schulwerk Association, and the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Charissa and her husband are enjoying being new parents to their sweet baby that arrived at the end of summer 2021.