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Empowering Wellness Through Music: Explore TeachRock’s Harmony Student Wellness Program

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Empowering Wellness Through Music: Explore TeachRock’s Harmony Student Wellness Program

Presented by Dr. Ginger Frady, Principal, Red Bank Middle School (TN); Kaci M. McCoy, Collaborating Educator, John McCandless STEM Charter School (CA); Michelle Leavy, Instructional Coach and Education Advocate, Red Bank Middle School (TN); and Gina Machado, Associate Director of School Partnerships, TeachRock

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Join this edWebinar with TeachRock to learn about Harmony Student Wellness, a groundbreaking, free curriculum that harnesses the power of popular music to address essential wellness topics. This innovative program offers a holistic and proactive approach to helping young people acquire and apply skills that will help them achieve success in school and beyond.

Led by an experienced educator, school administrator, and curriculum developer, viewers hear about the impact Harmony has on individual students and school culture, see a sample lesson, and discover how easy it is to access and navigate the free Harmony Student Wellness curriculum. They also learn about opportunities to receive ongoing professional development and support as a Harmony partner school.

Viewers are able to get started with the free Harmony Student Wellness lessons on immediately after the presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your classroom, school, or district’s responsiveness to the growing need for daily student wellness support.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.

Ginger Frady

About the Presenters

Dr. Ginger M. Frady is Principal at Red Bank Middle School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In her 28 years as a K-6 teacher, Response to Intervention coach, assistant principal, and principal at both the elementary and secondary levels, she has earned a reputation as an educational innovator and a change maker. Her emphasis on supporting all learners and inspiring her staff to create a culture of respect and achievement has impacted many school communities. Dr. Frady holds a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in social justice. When she is not working alongside her staff to empower students to strive for a future without limits, she enjoys family adventures and loves traveling to learn more about this remarkable planet we all call home.

Kaci McCoy

Kaci M. McCoy is a middle school math and advisory teacher and student government leader at John McCandless STEM Charter School, in Stockton, California, where she has worked for the past eight years. Prior to that, she worked for 15 years as a fifth-grade self-contained classroom teacher and then as a middle school math teacher, yearbook advisor, and student government leader at Claudia Landeen School, also in Stockton. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Master of Arts degree in secondary education from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. When she’s not working with students to build their math confidence or social-emotional skills through 21st century collaboration and Teach Rock’s Harmony program, she can be found at the local yoga studio, reading a good crime novel, or on a walk with one of her three rescue dogs.

Michelle Leavy

Michelle Leavy is a dedicated instructional coach and education advocate who is passionate about fostering positive learning environments and empowering both educators and students. With years of experience in the field of education, Michelle has honed her expertise in instructional strategies, curriculum development, and building strong school communities. As an instructional coach, she works closely with teachers to provide personalized support and professional development opportunities. Michelle also helps teachers implement the Harmony program created by TeachRock, a renowned educational organization, to support students in building trust, community, and respect. Through this innovative program and resource, she helps advisory teachers facilitate meaningful discussions, foster empathy, and promote social-emotional learning skills among students.

Gina Machado

Gina Machado is the Associate Director of School Partnerships at TeachRock. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher in the Bronx, New York, she now designs arts-integrated education materials for TeachRock and leads professional development sessions across the United States, working alongside teachers to implement the TeachRock curriculum. An educator at heart, Gina’s true passion lies in creating new and innovative ways to reach students of all levels, always aiming to foster the student-teacher relationship.

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TeachRock.orgLaunched by Stevie Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, provides free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in science, math, social studies, language arts, and more.



Thursday, April 18, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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