Start with Art: Music Integration for the Gifted


Presenter: Genein Letford, CAFFE Strategies
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1B, 1C, 1E; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3B, 3C; Learning Environment 4A, 4C, 4D; Data-Driven Practice 5A; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6C 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1 

Why is music so important to incorporate into school? The arts are vital in helping students better express themselves and navigate new environments. In this 1-hour course by CAFFE Strategies, Genein Letford demonstrates how bringing music into your classroom can help to benefit gifted students as well as all different types of learners.

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Creative thinking is the #1 skill needed in the workforce, so it is a skill we must protect and continue developing in our students. Creativity is more than artistry. However, the arts can help our students think creatively in all of their subject areas.

Award-winning educator, Genein Letford, shares how Intercultural Creativity®, which integrates cultural competence with creative thinking, is strengthened through music integration. Her brain-backed curriculum ideas are easy to implement and increase engagement while advancing creative thinking for both the teacher and the students.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to identify music elements and their characteristics
  • How to implement music elements into other content areas
  • How to increase student engagement and perspective-shifting
  • How to incorporate creative thinking strategies with music foundations into general education content

Other courses in this series:

Intercultural Creativity for Classrooms and Beyond
Start with Art: Visual Arts Integration for the Gifted
EQ and Emotional Granularity for the Gifted

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SKU CAF-801 Category