Professional Development

Professional Development Workshops take place on Thursday evenings. Pre-registration is required for each workshop. To register, please call 973.971.3710. Program prices include resource materials, classroom activities, and a light dinner. Payment is required at the time of registration.


Why Music Rocks, Relaxes, and Makes You Smart!
Thursday, March 12, 4:30-7:30pm
$20 per person

Workshop Provider:
Claudia Baumgaertner Lemmerz, Founder/Director of Touch the Music, LLC

Many studies have proven that music has a huge impact on the brain development of children. What kind of music do you turn on in your classroom? What does that music meant to you? This workshop introduces and encourages teachers and child care professionals to use more music in their classrooms to enhance their daily routines. Using music as a teaching tool will help children to adapt more easily to daily routines, to express themselves, to experience their own feelings, and to connect socially to peer
and educators.

Visual and Performing Arts Standards: 1.1.B, 1.2.B, 1.3.B
Language Arts Literacy Standards: 3.5.A
Consumer, Family, and Life Skills Standards: 9.2.C

To register, please call 973.971.3710 or email educator@morrismuseum.org.

A minimum of 5 participants is needed to conduct a professional development workshop. If the workshop must be cancelled due to low enrollment, all participants who have registered will be notified one week before the workshop date. Payment is required at the time of registration. Registration may be cancelled up to 2 weeks before the scheduled program date. No refunds will be given to participants who cancel later than 2 weeks prior to the workshop date or who do not attend their scheduled workshop without officially canceling.