Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Flow with Flocabulary: The Pedagogy of Circulating Common Core  

ELA Standards Through Music -This workshop provides an overview of how the development of music skills enhances language and communication. When learning to read there are five components that students rely on when acquiring this skill; phonological awareness, speech in noise perception, rhythm perception, auditory working memory, and the ability to learn sound pat terns. Upon analysis of each of these areas the audience will gain an understanding of how musical t raining can enhance a person?s language skills. Through integration of musically based educational strategies, educators can at tempt to create meaningful experiences with students while improving their language and communication skills. Participants will learn how to strategically use Flocabulary to help meet ELA Common Core Objectives.

Trisha Wright has worked with special needs children over the past ten year. Trisha earned full ride gymnastics scholarship to Arizona State University and competed as a Division I athlete. In 2005 she received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. Becoming a teacher was an accidental profession in which Trisha developed a passion for working with special needs students. Shortly after graduating from ASU Trisha landed a job as a para educator and was eventually asked to take over the classroom as the lead teacher. With her new found love for working with special needs children she enrolled at Grand Canyon University and earned a Masters of Education in Special Education in 2009.  Currently Trisha is enrolled at GCU in the Doctoral program. Trisha is married with three young children (6, 4, and 2 year old).