Scholarship Opportunity for 1-Day Workshop on Innovative Ways to Motivate Students and Increase Learning and 4-Day Pass to Award-Winning Wintergrass Music Festival
The Sallal Grange in North Bend, Washington is awarding a scholarship to a Snoqualmie Valley resident (Carnation, Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, North Bend or Snoqualmie Pass) or educator teaching in Snoqualmie Valley to a highly acclaimed one-day workshop to be held Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Wintergrass Music Festival ( www.wintergrass.com ) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue, Washington PLUS a 4-day pass for the award-winning Wintergrass Music Festival.
“This is the best workshop that I have ever attended in my 20+ years as a teacher!,” commented Dana Nohavec, teacher at Snoqualmie Elementary School in Snoqualmie, Washington, last year’s scholarship recipient.
According to Snoqualmie resident and Workshop Director, Trisha Tubbs, “This is very exciting!!! I can’t thank the Sallal Grange enough for its generosity! What a terrific opportunity for a Valley resident!”
Asked about the workshop, Tubbs replied “We’ve brought in some leading experts from around the country to create an innovative, interactive and interesting workshop. Teachers attending the workshop in past years raved about what an excellent workshop it was and what a great time they had.”
The Workshop (“Innovative Ways to Motivate Students and Increase Learning: Harnessing the Power of American Roots Music and Dance!!!” ) is approved for 8 clock hours of continuing education for Washington State teachers . It features acclaimed professor Dr. Tom Kopp from the School of Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Nancy Cardwell, former teacher and Special Projects Director for the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee; Dr. Renata Bratt, PhD., one of the leading eclectic styles educators (and musician) in the country; Beth Fortune, Wintergrass Education Director, Washington Middle School Orchestra and Choir director, and Chair of the American String Teacher Association’s Eclectic Styles committee; and other highly rated educators.
This interactive, “hands-on” workshop will provide educational information on American roots music, share teaching and motivation approaches using music and dance, and provide lesson plans and resources for utilizing bluegrass/Americana music in the classroom. The workshop will provide strategies to increase student motivation to learn, promote cultural awareness, increase music appreciation and engage students with different learning abilities and diverse backgrounds.
Applicants must either live or teach in the Snoqualmie Valley. Teachers, librarians, curriculum specialists student teachers, students studying education, college professors teaching education, and home school parents/educators are eligible to apply For more information about the workshop go to: http://www.acousticsound.org/educators.html
1. Applicants must submit a short essay (no more than one page) on why they should be awarded the scholarship.
2. Applicants must include with their essay their name, contact information, and any pertinent information.
3. Although not required, a letter(s) of recommendation would be advisable.
Send applications to the Sallal Grange & Community Hall, PO Box 1688, North Bend, WA 98045 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is Feb 10th, 2012.
The Sallal Grange & Community Hall recently celebrated eighty years of being a local resource and cornerstone for community fellowship and service. The Grange does various activities to benefit the community and local non-profit organizations such as the Mt. Si Helping Hands Food Bank in North Bend, the Mt. Si Community Center, the Linus Project and student/teacher music education, growth and learning. The Grange also hosts public events including a well-regarded open mic the first Friday of every month with a communal potluck beforehand, a family board game night from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm the last Wednesday of every month, concerts throughout the year and lectures/presentations of various topics. More information about the Sallal Grange & Community Hall is available on the web at: www.SallalGrange.org