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Education Faculty, Graduate Students Present at Conference

EDU_presenters-2Associate Professor of Education Dr. Rachael Flynn-Hopper, Henna Jurca and Heidi Elbarky led a workshop, “Music in the Classroom: A Learning and Management Tool,” on the use of music to support the cognitive, physical and social-emotional development of children in early childhood and elementary classrooms. Participants learned how music sets the tone for the day and learning environment, how to use songs and technology to make music accessible and ways to incorporate it across the curriculum.

Heather Cain, graduate student in the reading specialist program, presented a session on the importance of developing phonemic awareness and phonics skills through the use of a phonics phone. Her session, “Phonics Phones,” allowed participants to make their own Phonics Phones, model and practice their use and generate ideas on how they could incorporate them in the classroom.

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