Learn in Rhythm: Concept-based, rhythm-infused lessons for the classroom

Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts is pleased to offer this special workshop for our participating schools and teachers.
Come join us for an exciting time and a unique opportunity!

Learn in Rhythm:
Concept-based, rhythm-infused lessons for the classroom
with John Scalici and Hilary McKinney

JohnScalici Hilary McKinney

WHO: John Scalici is an award-winning teaching artist, author, musician, master drum circle facilitator, and professional speaker. He began his teaching artist career in Memphis, Tennessee. Under the guidance of the Memphis Arts Council, John received extensive training in the Lincoln Center Aesthetic Education methodology, learning to integrate the arts into core curriculum. As a result, he began documenting his rhythm-based activites to integrate arts into core aubjects. Fast forward about 12 years to a chance meeting with gifted education teacher and musician, Hilary McKinney. John needed someone to help craft these activities into a teacher resource book that would address the core subjects through rhythm and be accessible to classroom teachers. After a year of additional writing and collaboration, the book Learn in Rhythm was completed. John and Hilary debuted the book at the Alabama Gifted Teachers Conference this year to rave reviews and have been invited to present a more in-depth session next year.

WHEN: SATURDAY, February 06, 2016 9:00-3:30


WHY: This one day hands-on workshop taught by John Scalici and Hilary McKinney will immerse and empower teachers in 11 strong, rhythm-based activities, designed to be used with or without drums, that can be used to integrate the arts into core subjects. The activities are completely accessible to the non-musician and are fun to teach and participate in! If you are looking for new, innovative ways of connecting and delivering content, this is the workshop for YOU!!

DETAILS: FREE Dress comfortably—you’re going to be working! Lunch provided.
The attached reservation form should be returned NO LATER THAN January 10th. If you need info: 334-396-2432. Hope to see you on February 6th! CONFIRMATION WILL BE VIA return EMAIL!