“Harmony in Literacy and Music: How You Already Implement the Science of Reading in the Music Room”

Date:     October 23, 2024
Time:     9:00am-3:00pm
Location: WRESA
          200 Ridgefield Ct, Suite 206 
          Asheville, NC 28806

Fee:      $ 65 WRESA Members
          $100 Non-Members

**NOTE: We have a No Refund policy for our WRESA courses. However, you
are welcome to send a colleague in your place. Contact LaDonna Sluder at
lsluder@wresa.org or 828-774-5681 (ext 102) if you need to change the 
name of the person attending.

Audience: K-5 Music Teachers
Limit:  : 50 Participants
CEUs:     5 Contact Hours
What to Bring: A charged device

This session will examine theoretical and practical applications for the Science of
Reading that already exist in the music classroom and how to extend your instruction to
identify a common language for pedagogy and advocacy. Participants will explore
LETRS and the Literacy Instruction Standards while engaging in practical activities to
take back to the classroom. Participants should bring a charged device and a piece of
music/activity they will use in their classroom during the school year.

Erin Ellington began teaching with the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State
University in Boone, North Carolina in 2022 following 18 years as a pK-8 music
educator in both urban and rural settings across North Carolina, Illinois, and Indiana. In
addition to current roles teaching undergraduate-level courses and supervising
practicum students and student teachers, Erin is certified in Orff Schulwerk levels I-III,
has completed World Music Drumming Level I, and is trained as a Music Together
instructor. She was nominated by her peers and awarded the 2020 Mabel School
Teacher of the Year and was also named the Watauga County Schools Teacher of the
Year in the same year. In 2021 she was named the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Northwest Region Teacher of the Year. Since joining the Hayes School of Music, Erin
has realized how invaluable music and creativity is for all ages. Erin is also passionate
about teacher leadership and equity in arts education.

If you have additional questions, contact Candie Sellers at csellers@wresa.org

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