Teacher Resources

Teacher Orientation Seminar
October 5, 2019

This year’s VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Orientation Seminar will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 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, as it is a critical component in ensuring a successful WITNESS experience at your school.

The VocalEssence Staff and Teaching Artists have an engaging morning planned, with a few new activities that will get you singing, moving, and excited about exploring this year’s program theme. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Try out lesson plans and activities from the Teacher Resource Guide
  • Learn more about this year’s workshop and residency opportunities
  • Review the program timeline
  • Ask questions about your school’s involvement
  • Learn how to schedule your artist workshops

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. A downloadable PDF of the 2019-2020 VocalEssence WITNESS Teacher Resource Guide will be available here in September 2019.

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