Music: Count Us In


About The Workshop/Webinar

Enrolments are now open for the free 2018 Music: CountChildren celebrate Music: Count Us In Us In workshop and webinar on Tuesday 4 September from 4-6pm. This 2-hour PD opportunity run by music education experts is for all NSW teachers interested in learning how to teach the song and bring singing into their classroom. 

The face-to-face workshop and online webinar aim to build teacher capacity to deliver the 2018 Music: Count Us In program in their classrooms by:

  • assisting teachers in learning the song "One Song",
  • providing practical strategies on how to teach the song,
  • familiarising teachers with the MCUI educational resources, and
  • suggesting ways of developing a culture of healthy classroom singing.

The 2018 teacher workshop and webinar are open to all NSW teachers taking part in Music: Count Us In. Teachers can participate either in person at the workshop in Lewisham, Sydney, or online through the webinar from anywhere with a computer, internet access and speakers/headphones.

Participants who complete the workshop or webinar will be accredited for 2 hours of registered PD time with NESA. 

All teachers who wish to participate, both Department of Education and non-DoE teachers, must register via MyPL.
 
Workshop/webinar date and time: 
 
Tuesday 4 September 2018
4pm-6pm
The Arts Unit, Lewisham

How To Enrol

Workshop - Face-to-face in Lewisham, Sydney
Teachers wishing to participate in person must register for the workshop, which will be held at The Arts Unit, corner of Toothill Street and The Boulevarde, Lewisham.
 
Workshop registration/enrolment:
  1. DoE teachers login via the staff portal: http://staff.det.nsw.edu.au
    • Then click on or search for the MyPL button.
  2. Non-DoE teachers, login or register at MyPL.
  3. Click on 'Browse Learning'.
  4. Search for "Music: Count Us In Workshop" or course code RG03756, then click on the link.
  5. Scroll down page and click "attend session".
  6. Complete the questions and make sure you click "Finish" to enrol.
  7. Course code: RG03756
Webinar - Online
Teachers who can't attend the face-to-face workshop can participate via the online webinar. Participants will need speakers or headphones, an internet connection, and a computer or Smartboard.
 
Webinar registration/enrolment:
  1. DoE teachers login via the staff portal: http://staff.det.nsw.edu.au
    • Then click on or search for the MyPL button.
  2. Non-DoE teachers, login or register at MyPL.
  3. Click on 'Browse Learning'.
  4. Search for "Music: Count Us In Webinar" or course code RG03755, then click on the link.
  5. Scroll down page and click "attend session".
  6. Complete the questions and make sure you click "Finish" to enrol.
  7. Course code: RG03755
 
Further instructions will be sent out to teachers upon registering. Please also make sure your school is enrolled with Music: Count Us In for the 2018 song at https://musicaustralia.org.au/program/countusin/register/
 
Participating teachers are welcome to bring along or have ready any of the following instruments:
  • Non-tuned percussion instrument (e.g. tambourine, clapping sticks, shaker, etc.)
  • Ukulele (please tune before the workshop!

Music: Count Us InMusic: Count Us In 2016

Music: Count Us In is Australia’s biggest school music initiative. With support from the Australian Government, it has run since 2007 and is all about celebrating the value of music education to students’ development, whoever they are, wherever they are. It involves more than 600,000 students, teachers - and often parents – from schools all over Australia who sign up to learn, rehearse, then perform the same song, on the same day, at the same time.

Music: Count Us In is for all schools -  primary and secondary, state and independent, nationwide. It doesn’t cost anything for schools to participate and all the support materials, including song charts and arrangements and classroom activity kits are freely available and downloadable. Visit the Music Count Us In website for all the details.

Contact Us

For more information, you can contact Hester Wright, MCUI Coordinator, at hester.wright2@det.nsw.edu.au.

Past Workshops

Music: Count Us In Workshop / Webinar 2015 from The Arts Unit on Vimeo.

 

To view a recording of the 2014 workshop, please click on the play button below.

Music: Count Us In 2014 Workshop from The Arts Unit on Vimeo.


To view a recording of the 2013 workshop, please click on the play button below.

Music: Count Us In - Workshop from The Arts Unit on Vimeo.