Teacher Resources

Teacher Orientation Seminar
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018, 8:00am – 1:00pm

This year’s VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Orientation Seminar will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8am-1pm at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. The cost of the seminar is $20, which includes up to 5 clock hours of professional development CEU credit and copies of the VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Resource Guide and accompanying materials for all participating teachers. Breakfast and snacks are provided throughout the event.

All participating VocalEssence WITNESS Partner Schools are required to send at least one representative (teacher, specialist or administrator) to attend this half-day VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Orientation Seminar, which includes an introduction to the VocalEssence WITNESS School Program, an opportunity to test out lessons and activities from the VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Resource Guide and strategies on incorporating VocalEssence WITNESS materials into school curriculum, and the opportunity to engage with VocalEssence Teaching Artists. This orientation is a critical component in ensuring a successful WITNESS experience at your school. If no representatives are able to attend the orientation, your school may not be eligible to participate in the program.

VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Resource Guide

The VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Resource Guide complements the VocalEssence WITNESS School Program, with activities and lesson plans built around the theme of the VocalEssence WITNESS Concert. All lessons and activities meet Minnesota State education standards in several subject areas, including social studies, English language arts, and the fine arts.

You can view and download a PDF of the 2017-2018 Teacher Resource Guide below.

You can access the PowerPoints, Resource Packets, and all audio and visual examples mentioned in the 2017-2018 Teacher Resource Guide HERE. (note: the 2018-2019 Teacher Resource Guide and accompanying materials will be available online in October of 2018.)

For more information, contact Robert Graham at robert@vocalessence.org, or 612-547-1458.