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                                                                                      Fall 2011


New Model for Music Teacher Professional Development

The Online Teacher Education Center of the Come Children Sing Institute has launched an online course for music teachers that offers a new model for professional development in music education. “Giving Voice to Children’s Artistry” coaches music teachers throughout the ten week course, with their own classroom serving as their teaching/learning laboratory. Their own students demonstrate the principles of music learning addressed in online materials, while each week’s lessons develop student and teacher readiness for subsequent weeks.

This dynamic combination of online study and classroom application through ten weeks, with ongoing pedagogical support, promotes long-term professional growth. The course is offered for professional development hours, CEUs, CPDUs, or graduate credit, providing a convenient and inexpensive option to costly workshops, conferences and seminars.

This unique course brings together the process of music learning and the development of choral artistry, focusing on children ages 7-13. It is designed so that teachers can tailor required activities to their own children. The course is taught by Mary Ellen Pinzino, director of the Come Children Sing Institute, whose extensive writing for this course feeds teachers throughout the ten weeks, while her many compositions feed the children musically. CEUs are offered through Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, and graduate credit is offered through Quincy University, Quincy Illinois.


CCS Offered as the Daily Deal

Come Children, Sing! Online Music Classes for infants, babies and toddlers have been featured as the daily deal through Family Finds, an online coupon organization offering deals that serve children and families. The local and national reach of brought Come Children, Sing! to many more families. Tell your favorite online coupon organization about Come Children, Sing!

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Celebrate the young child's musical brilliance! Invite parents, preschool teachers and daycare providers to listen to this free audio presentation.
Introduce friends to the power and potential of the young child's musical imagination!


Presentations for Teachers

Mary Ellen Pinzino continues to reach new groups of teachers about music learning. Recent outreach to early childhood educators includes Illinois STAR NET, serving childcare, parents of young children with special needs, and professionals in the early childhood community. Outreach to music teachers includes the Michigan


Free CCS Classes to Children with Special Needs

Come Children, Sing! continues to provide free CCS classes for children with special needs. Advanced CCS classes are also provided for these children for no charge, providing as much as four years of music instruction. Tell parents of children with special needs and their support organizations to contact us about free online classes. Contact Us

Free CCS Classes to Children of Military families

Come Children, Sing! continues to provide free CCS classes to children of military families with one parent deployed. Tell parents of these children and their support organizations to contact us about free online classes. Contact Us.

Fundraising with Come Children, Sing!

Come Children, Sing! continues to donate gift certificates for various kinds of fundraisers. Invite Come Children, Sing! to participate in your walks, silent auctions, and other fundraising activities. Contact Us.

Purchase CCS Gift Certificates for new baby gifts, shower gifts, birthdays, and holidays.



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P. O. Box 1202
Homewood, IL 60430

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