Witman, Nichole

Email
nrwitman@gmail.com
Phone
(717) 413-6821
Division
Eastern
OAKE Affiliated Chapter
KEEP

Educational Background

Bachelors of Music (West Chester University of PA, 2005)
Masters of Music Ed. (West Chester University of PA, 2012)

Kodály Studies

Kodaly Levels (West Chester University of PA, Completed 2012)
Conversational Solfege/First Steps (West Chester University of PA, Completed 2007/2018)

Teaching Experience

Elizabethtown Area School District (2005-Present), Grades PreK-5 general music, 4-5 band, 5th grade chorus, 3rd grade Orff ensemble, Related Arts Professional Leader Liaison (K-6)
Donegal School District (2006-Present), Assistant Marching Band Director
Completion of Orff Certification and Supplemental courses (University of the Arts at Villanova)
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Bell Choir Director

Presentation Experiences

Elizabethtown Area School District (2017, 2018, 2019)
Kodaly Educators of Eastern PA (2015, 2018, 2019)
Eastern Division Fall Tune Up (2015)
PMEA State Conference (2016, 2018)
OAKE National Conference (2019)
EducationCloset.com Winter Connectivity Conference (2017)

Areas of Expertise

Arts integration
Early Childhood
Movement/Orff Integration

Session Topics

Escape Room Style Activities for the Music Classroom, Early Childhood Curriculum Development, Integrating Children's Literature, Integration of Orff and Kodaly, Arts Integration Activities, Sequencing movement activities

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

I am expanding my working knowledge on this topic through ongoing scholarly reading and personal research as the need arises.

Organizational Leadership

President, OAKE Chapter KEEP, 2017-present
Member-at-Large, OAKE Chapter KEEP, 2015-2017

Publications

"2016 AOSA National Conference," Spring 2017 Edition PMEA News

Additional Information

No hotel needed in Tysons Corner, VA area and Chicago, IL area.