MUSACtivities has been around since 2013. We have done a variety of demonstrations and shows in the District of Columbia area as well as Nashville, TN. Currently Shannon Carlisle is a teacher with Metro Nashville Public schools and incorporates MUSACtivities lessons into her classes.
MUSACtivities was created with the teaching style of demonstrator in mind. Each song has an activity that can be modified to fit your personal teaching style.
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Tanya Schatzman earned her BS in Media, Technology & Society from Purdue University, in 2007. Shortly after, she accepted a 1-year contract position as the Cleveland Area Representative for the HoperaWorld music company out of Chicago, IL, where she organized the debut of a main stage production. She has co-written songs with national recording artists as well several for independent artists. Aside from the musical ties, Schatzman also worked for IMHOTEP (Instructional Mathematics Helping Our Teens Excel Program) as an algebra teacher for the 7th and 8th grades. She continues to be a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sister of America and In2Books, an online reading program. She also has her Professional Researcher Certification. Shannon Carlisle obtained her BS in Physical Education from Howard University with a minor in K-12 education in 2007. She quickly acquired the position of a physical education and health instructor at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Washington DC. Carlisle maintained that career for 5 years before relocating to Nashville, TN. In 2013, she completed the requirements for her Master’s Degree in Educational Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University and is using that redefined knowledge in the development of MUSAC’s new curriculum. She is certified in the early childhood movement initiative, I am moving, I am learning, and Pre-school SPARK Physical Education. In addition to her educational input, she is a mature vocalist with over 15 years in various choir and solo experience.
MUSACtivities develops learning tools and experiences that combine elementary math concepts with music and movement. We encourage creative thinking, inquiry based learning & retention by giving children the opportunity to jump into math with their whole bodies. They are able to get a stimulating experience by dancing, singing, and interacting with their environment. MUSACtivities incorporates multiple learning styles which offers children several ways to demonstrate understanding of a concept. Our projects are developed with the entire early childhood population in mind, including the educators and parents.