Creative Sequence: Teaching Music with Flexibility and Organization
By Tim Purdum
Creative Sequence is a guide to curriculum and lesson writing based on Orff Schulwerk and the author's personal experiences and training. It is tied to the National and Iowa Music Standards.
Creative Sequence helps teachers engage students in a playful and flexible musical Process, while developing the structure to keep track of multiple musical Elements, Media, and Repertoire from day to day and year to year. Rather than a pre-packaged one-size-fits-all approach, Creative Sequence empowers you to create the best curriculum for your particular school, schedule, and students.
"As a new teacher, I relied heavily on written lesson plans in textbooks and other resources. Since exploring the Orff Schulwerk creative process, my teaching has become much more student-centered, hands on, joyful, and effective. The challenge I have discovered is to organize these creative lessons, ideas, and processes into a clear, sequential curriculum. I wrote Creative Sequence to help others fulfill this important task: to take all of the great ideas from workshops, clinics, textbooks, and personal experience and organize it into a meaningful curriculum. It should be helpful to any new or veteran general music teacher who wants to organize or reflect on their organization. It is also aligned with the NAfME National Music Education Standards and 21st century skills."
- Tim Purdum
About the Creative Sequence Series
The Importance of Creativity & Active Engagement
Designing a Creative Sequence
The Four Components of the Creative Sequence
Synthesizing, Organizing, and Writing Lesson Plans
Creative Sequence and the NAfME National Standards
Creative Sequence and 21st Century Skills
Moving Forward with Creative Sequence and Your Classroom
Resources and References
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