Rockin’ Around the Holiday Break with the Rock History Course from The Teacher’s Academy
As the holidays get closer and closer, and the prospect of a winter break throws classrooms and entire schools into disarray, the last thing on teachers’ minds is taking professional development courses. If anything, teachers deserve a week-long mind-break to decompress from the chaos of the fall semester and spring into the next semester with a fresh perspective. But, what if there was a way to complete a PD program that doesn’t feel like a class, satisfy some PA Act 48 requirements, and ring in the New Year with exciting new ideas with which to engage students and stimulate conversations?
Impossible, you say?
Well, with the Rock History course from The Teacher’s Academy, it is definitely possible!
From Beethoven to The Beatles to Today
Music has been a source of fun, inspiration, relaxation, and communication since prehistory, and its first roots are found throughout every form of music, from tribal dances and Chopin’s sonatas to bluegrass, jazz, and rock n’ roll. No matter who you are or your musical preferences, every form of music can be traced back to earlier forms, so the hip hop of today has roots in J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 140. With our Rock History course, you will learn about the origins of rock music from the 18th century to the present day, explore rock’s impact on world culture, and take a look at the effect it has on today’s society!
Read below to learn about the course projects you will complete as part of the Rock History Course:
Throughout the Rock History PD course, you will have the opportunity to engage with rock lyrics, analyze rock’s evolution, listen to relevant sound bytes for further engagement with the material, and develop a lesson plan that successfully integrates rock music for an enriching and interesting post-holiday-break learning experience!
The Rhythm and Rhymes
The Rock History Course offered by The Teacher’s Academy is a 15 hour-long IASCT CEU course that is completely online. Completion is entirely at the teacher’s discretion.
As a participating teacher, you will earn 1.5 CEUs and 2 ASCI credits upon successful completion of the program.
To learn more about Rock History or any of the many online PD courses we offer throughout the year, feel free to browse our course catalog. If you want to create rockin’ lessons for your students and enjoy your learning experience in the process by enrolling in Rock History, click here today!