Janice will speak to Dr Almedia about how to create awesome elementary music lessons and practical ideas that motivate.
Dr. Artie Almeida is the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary school in Apopka FL, where she teaches 1100 kindergarten through 5th grade students. Her dynamic performing groups have performed for MENC, AOSA, and on the NBC Today Show.
Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year, and was also selected as an International Educator 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was the 1999 Seminole County Teacher of the Year, Runner-Up for Florida Teacher of the Year and a Teacher of the Year at the school level 6 times.
She served seven years on the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and was an early childhood music consultant for Walt Disney World. She is included in Who’s Who in American Education and the publication Great Minds of the 21st Century.
Artie is the author of 27 internationally acclaimed teaching resources, including Madness, Mallet Madness Strikes Again, Parachutes, Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!, Recorder Express, The Ultimate Game and Activity Pack for Orchestra, ten Music Proficiency Packs, as well as four music theory and assessment games featuring the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters.