CREATE MIRRORS, WINDOWS, & SLIDING GLASS DOORS
THROUGH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
MARCH 1ST, 2025
Learn how to incorporate an inclusive space for literature to teach musical concepts in your classroom. Teachers in this session will be able to encourage social and emotional learning by understanding the differences between creating mirrors, windows, and sliding doors through children's lit. Charissa will bring several book recommendations for the music classroom written & illustrated by People of the Global Majority; Black & Indigenous People/Persons of Color (BIPOC). Be ready to create, play, and add movement to bring new classroom stories to life!
Charissa Duncanson (kuh- rih-suh dung-kin-sen), a dedicated educator, has taught K-8th grade general music in Metro Detroit since 2014. Armed with a B.A. in Music Education from Wayne State University, she's a revered clinician in music education, sharing expertise locally and nationwide. Charissa serves on boards for music education associations including MMEA Michigan; Nafme's local affiliate, Detroit Orff Schulwerk Association, and the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Charissa is a lifelong learner and is currently acquiring her Masters in Music Education from Longy School of Music, Cambridge Massachusetts. Beyond her passion for music, Charissa finds joy in parenthood, relishing moments with her vibrant toddler alongside her Husband who she calls her life partner. Her commitment to music, teaching, and family shapes and inspires her passion for education and learning.