Six Gwinnett County Elementary Music Teachers completed Masters Level Orff-Schulwerk training
June 9, 2017
Six Gwinnett County Elementary Music Teachers completed Masters Level Orff-Schulwerk training on June 9, 2017. Orff-Schulwerk is an ever evolving, 21st Century pedagogy in the music classroom in which integrates all subjects from across the curriculum into a standards based music classroom where students use instruments, movement, and voice to develop their academic skills and knowledge. These six teachers have undergone many years of training having had to complete Levels I, II, and III prior to qualifying for the Masters Level coursework. Each of the previous levels is a 60 hour course, thus the teachers have completed a minimum of 180 hours of training before they even start the Masters Level curriculum. Kelly Mraz (Head Elementary), Melvin Jordan (Kanoheda Elementary), Mandy Gunter (Burnette Elementary), Jenny Chambless (Chattahoochee Elementary), Marty Parker (Suwanee Elementary), and Kate George (Simonton Elementary) are the newest graduates of this prestigious program. Pictured with these teachers is the nationally recognized Master Level Instructor, Jay Broeker. Congratulations to these World Class Teachers that are THE PROMISE of GWINNETT!