Tuesday January 11 from 3:45pm

Face to Face delegates will get the opportunity to choose which one of the following Elective sessions they would like to attend.

Virtual delegates will be able to stream into some of the Elective sessions.

Each Elective session is 60 minutes in length.

The icons below indicated how each session will be presented and if it will be available to Virtual delegates.

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Presenter will be in the room 


Presenter will be streamed into the room 


Session will be available for Virtual delegates


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Types of sessions are subject to change

                       The Day The Crayons Quit

                                          Presented by Katie Sailsbury

                                          Year Level: Primary

I love to use picture books as stimulus in my classroom. In this session, we will look at the book, The Day the Crayons Quit. In this book each crayon writes a letter to Duncan, explaining why they're quitting. These letters are used for inspiration for students to compose their own pieces of music. For example, Red Crayon is angry because he has to work all the time. He has to colour fire engines and apples and he even has to work on Christmas! He's angry. Using lines from his letter as a starting point, students will create their own performance to accompany his letter. Students can use the ostinato patterns they are taught at the beginning of the session as building blocks. By the end of the session there will be a variety of performances which each reflect a colour from the book. We will read the book and watch each performance as they arise.

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                       Why I Love Australia

                                          Presented by Lisa Woods

                                          Year Level: Early Childhood, Junior Primary, Primary

The session 'Why I love Australia' will take you on a journey of belonging; through the colours, shapes and sounds that are intrinsic to our own special places in this beautiful country. 

Explore your senses as you move, dance, listen and play your way across the landscapes of Australia. Be inspired by Australian literary and musical texts to develop artworks that reflect the places closest to your heart. 

This session will have a meditative atmosphere while providing elemental resources for use with any age group. It will focus on using the voice, body percussion, simple percussion instruments and improvised movement to express feelings and responses to beautifully Australian stimuli; including modern orchestral music and high quality picture books.

At the end of the session you will take home a graphic score of your own special place in Australia - and perhaps a few wonderful ideas for your next holiday destination! 


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                       Acknowledgement of Country and Embedding                                              Aboriginal Perspectives South Australian Style

                                          Presented by Jane Nicholas

                                          Year Level: Early Childhood, Junior Primary, Primary, Middle School, High School

South Australia has rich possibilities and treasures for music teachers to easily tap into to embed Aboriginal perspectives in a range of contexts.  This workshop aims to expand each participants repertoire choices and inspire their teaching.  From using Acknowledgements to Country, google doodles and picture books, come and experience Aboriginal South Australia come to life.  Together we will discover, learn and make good music for better tomorrows.  

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                       Latin American Children's Music

                                          Presented by Vanesa Utz

                                          Year Level: TBC


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                       Waterfalls and Shadows

                            Bushfire Press

                                          Presented by Tamara O'Brien

                                          Year Level: Primary

Waterfalls and Shadows is an interactive session exploring the wonderful relationship between music and movement with shadow puppets. 

Using original material from the publication We're Orff 3, participants will be singing, moving, playing, as well as using improvisation to explore the interaction between the puppets and music.

Participants will be able to see demonstrations and ideas how to set up their own shadow puppet experience with their classes using minimal materials, and explore the potential applications to use this medium with ‘composing for the screen’ units of work in the classroom.

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