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Saturday, October 23 • 12:35pm - 1:20pm
Storybooks for the Inclusive Classroom

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We all want the students in our classrooms to see themselves in the lessons that we
teach. In this session, Denise will share lessons based on a diverse range of story
books in which all students will see themselves. You will sing, play, move, listen,
read, write and create in these lessons, and will have lots of fun with them. As part of
the resources for this lesson, Denise will share an annotated list of recommended
story books, with the concepts that they teach, so you can go on to teach many more
lessons using inclusive story books.


Denise Gagne is a music specialist with 40+ years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom
music from pre-school to College levels. Her choirs and bands won many awards at Music Festivals
and performed for local and national sporting events, on national radio and even for the Queen. Denise
has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Education from the University
of Saskatchewan, a Diploma in Music from the University of Auckland (pending), and a Post Graduate
Diploma in Fine Arts (Kodàly Level 3) from the University of Calgary with Lois Choksy. She has
completed Orff Level 3 and additional Orff training with Cindy Hall, Jay Broeker, Jos Wuytack and
Donna Otto.
Denise has served on the boards of the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, the Saskatchewan
Band Association, and served for eight years on the board of the Kodàly Society of Canada. Denise is
currently managing editor of Themes & Variations, preschool music teacher and frequent visitor to
elementary school music classrooms.
Denise is the author or editor of more than 100 publications for K- 6 music teachers. She has been a
workshop presenter in every Canadian province and territory and all 50 states. She presents regularly
for Orff and Kodaly workshops, preschool and kindergarten conferences in Canada, the USA, Asia,
and Australia! Her workshops are fun, practical, and activity based!

Speakers
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Denise Gagne

owner, Themes and Variations/MusicPlay
Denise Gagné is a music specialist with 40 years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom music from pre-school to college levels, currently teaching in a Montessori classroom. She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 training in both Kodály and Orff. Her... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm MDT
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