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FREE Early Childhood Educators Workshop with José-Luis Orozco
November 7, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Orozco Teacher Workshop
This workshop demonstrates how to use songs, rhymes, rhythms and games in classrooms, on a daily basis, to enhance a child’s motor, language acquisition, literacy, social, cognitive and developmental skills, while promoting cultural diversity and positive self-esteem. Teachers learn to use music to develop phonemic awareness and vocabulary that leads toward fluency. The rich heritage of music from the Spanish-speaking world, played in both English and Spanish, teaches Latin American culture, history, and oral traditions. Teachers will practice methods of using movement, games, rhythm, rhyme, musical moods, call and response, and differences and commonalities in culture/music, and be taught to integrate these into their curriculum.
José-Luis Orozco will perform in Concert for families and their young children
at the Nye Center on Saturday, November 7, 2015, prior to the Workshop, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Workshop participants are encouraged to attend the performance.
Lunch will be served between the performance and the Early Childhood Educators Workshop
José-Luis Orozco is a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist who has dedicated his life to creating quality bilingual music, books, and videos for children. He encourages learning the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. His rich catalog includes 15 CDs, a DVD, and three award-winning songbooks – a collection that has garnered over 2 million in sales. Each year, he shares his music in live performances for over 100,000 educators at education conferences nationwide, who then integrate his music into their classroom curriculum. The inspiration for his long and fruitful career happened very early in José-Luis’ life. Born in Mexico City, José-Luis Orozco grew fond of music at a young age, learning many songs from his paternal grandmother. At age 8, José-Luis became a member of the Mexico City Boys’ Choir and traveled the world, visiting 32 countries in Europe, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It was from his many tours around the world that he gained the cultural knowledge he now shares with children through his books and recordings. Celebrating over 40 years as a children’s performer and educator, José-Luis has been honored to receive awards and recognition from high-level organizations. In 2003 and 2005 he was invited to participate in the National Book Festival organized by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. During the Festival, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington, D.C. honored Mr. Orozco. In the spring of 2009, José-Luis received recognition and was honored by the Association of Bilingual Directors affiliated with the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Most recent were the 2011 Latino Spirit Award, presented by the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, presented to him by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.