Support Music for Special Education Students!

Goal: $ 1300

No of Donation: 21

 

 

Goal: $ 1300
Amount Raised: $ 1747
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 21
Category : Education
Url : http://www.guitarsintheclassroom.org
Contact Number : 760-452-6123
Address : 2770 Historic Decatur Rd.
State : San Diego
City : CA
Country : US
Zipcode : 92024

Challenge

Special education teachers need specialized training in music leadership to introduce music making to students in very beneficial ways that help their students experience the benefits of singing, strumming and moving to music. They may face challenges such as hypersensitivity to sound, extreme emotionality or auditory processing disorders and much more. Giving them to training and tools to help their students succeed means creating access to music that is long overdue.

Solution

Since 1998, Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) has been inspiring, training and equipping classroom teachers to integrate music making across the academic curriculum through "song-based instruction" so students of all ages have educational, musical access & opportunity at school every day. Our work prepares educators to lead music, employing it as a dynamic tool for reaching all learners, teaching all subjects, and building character, creativity and community.Programs & materials are free.
Often, students with identified special needs miss out on music because they are "pulled out" to meet with specialists at that time. And Special Ed students who are sequestered in separate "diagnosis based" classes are often left out of music entirely. This is tragic because music can be the single most motivating, positive, valuable and transformational experience for special kids. This project will train and equip 20 special educators to provide daily music making in their classrooms & groups!

Long-Term Impact

This project will help teachers instill a life-long love of learning together & making music for a part of the K-8 community that is often forgotten when it comes to music. We believe based on research and our first explorations, we'll nurture happier, more engaged and successful students who learn to put a new "foot" forward, discovering their creativity and feeling joy in the learning process. Becoming music makers can help our special students shine socially, emotionally & academically, too.

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