is nationally respected for her educational, participatory and
inspiring keynotes and workshops for teachers. She specializes
in teaching teachers who work with early childhood and elementary
aged children. Judy has presented at NAEYC, National Headstart, CAJE, SDE and numerous other national, regional and state
conferences throughout North America. Workshops typically run from 60
minutes to 3 hours, but full or half day workshops can be arranged as well. Judy's keynotes and workshops are always interactive giving attendees immediately usable tools and resources to bring back to their classrooms.
In addition to the specific workshops listed
below, Judy also offers workshops on sign language, Musical Instruments From Around the World, Kwanzaa, Chanukah
or other Jewish holidays and traditions.
A Super Teacher
teachers to teach through all the senses, to teach the whole child,
and to use creative techniques to discipline and enjoy what they
Curriculum Through Music
elementary school teachers. Shows by example ways teachers can
use music to teach each area of curriculum from history to language
arts to science to math.
A Flower is An Educated Weed: Discipline
and Transition Through Music
recently presented this highly praised workshop to over 700 attendees
at the NAEYC Conference. In this participatory workshop, learn
how to help children gain control of themselves with musical activities
for a variety of transition and discipline situations.
All Through the Day
early childhood teachers. Learn how to teach anything with music--
using music as a catalyst or a "wrap up" for any subject or learning
Activity Songs That Teach
For early childhood teachers. Hands-on examples of activity songs that teach skills and concepts and enhance fine and gross motor movement, coordination, listening skills, and following direction.
Making Books Come Alive
For early childhood teachers. Real examples for teaching creatively using literature, music, easy props and lots of creativity.
Judy has spent years collecting primitive and unusual instruments from countries around the world. She will teach geography, history, sociology, music, science and more through these rare and wonderful (mostly hand crafted) instruments from America, Africa, India, Indonesia, South America and Europe.
In addition, Judy offers a wide variety of workshops for Jewish teachers featuring Early Childhood Music, Sign Language, Learning Hebrew through Music, Using
Music to Teach Curriculum, etc.
Judy offers a number of excellent residencies for presentation in schools. Most are geared to children in pre-school or elementary grades. In addition to the popular residencies listed, Judy offers residencies on multi-cultures using instruments from around the world to teach about the people, the geography, and the history of many lands. All of Judy's in-school programs and residencies incorporate National Standards for Arts Education and State Content Standards and Benchmarks.
Got The Music in You!
An interactive residency in which children learn hands-on about the basic principles of music -- melody, rhythm, harmony, resonance, pitch and dynamics. They are introduced to a variety of folk and orchestral instruments and make instruments of their own. They also explore the wonders of their own body as an instrument through participatory exercises.
Project Save The Earth
A whole school, hands-on residency which uses the creative arts as a vehicle to teach students care for and appreciation of our world and all living things. Each group concentrates on a special theme and creates a project during the course of the residency. This residency can also be done with one or two selected grades.
This residency closely follows the 5th grade American History curriculum. Judy will share the songs that helped shape America's history. Learn about America from the colonies to Westward expansion, from the Revoluntionary War to the Gulf War all through the music that is America. A study guide and CD for follow-up study will be given to each school Judy visits. This residency can culminate in a Musical America concert.
Singing and Signing
A participatory residency which introduces students to the beautiful world of sign language. Students will become sensitive to the needs of others, learn about the history and development of sign language, learn the sign alphabet and basic vocabulary and how to sign 3-4 songs.
Judy has extensive experience writing grants for schools and non-profit organizations in Louisiana (Division of the Arts, Decentralized Arts Funding, and private funds) for arts-in-education experiences, workshops and residencies. She is happy to work with you to complete a successful grant application. All residencies are individually structured to work with your school's time frame and budget. Call Judy for more information or to schedule.