Workshop Description: As general music educators, the sequencing and process of lesson planning in numerous music-making modes is something we understand. The ukulele is fast becoming a sought-after instrument for the music classroom. At the intersection of these two ideas is a wonderful opportunity. Let’s revisit fundamental concepts in content and pedagogical knowledge and apply them, creating a place for this fun, engaging instrument. Please bring a recorder and wear comfortable clothes for movement.
Clinician Biography: Lorelei Batislaong is a 14-year veteran of the elementary music classroom. She served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as Region III Representative and is the State Director of the Texas affiliate of NAfME. Along with presenting clinics at the local, state, and national level, Lorelei is currently working on a Ph.D. in Music and Human Learning at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include: Exploring the characteristics of meaningful and valuable professional development experiences, encouraging inclusivity in the music classroom and the teaching profession, and generally wondering why everything is the way it is and how could it be better.