2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Keeping It All Together - Organize Your Life Using Google Keep

Colorado Hall F

Shawna Lemons
High Plains School in TSD, K-8 Music Teacher

Shawna (Thompson) Lemons graduated from Colorado State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and is in her eighth year of teaching. She now teaches music to all grade levels at High Plains K-8 School in Thompson School District (Loveland, CO). She built the HPS music program since the opening of the school and has continued its growth and achievements since 2016. Music courses offered at HPS have included: K-5 general music, 5th-grade Beginning Band, 6th-8th Concert/Symphonic/Jazz Bands, Chamber groups, Concert/Advanced Choirs, and music theory/exploration classes. Mrs. Lemons aims to show students how to make real-world connections with their schooling experience, and she achieves that through her strong relationships with students. In addition to teaching, Shawna is involved in 10+ committees and focus groups to support various district/school projects and is also the head volleyball coach of HPS. Shawna and her husband Chad Lemons are both musicians/music educators, and they enjoy making and listening to music with their friends and family.

This session is meant to help ANYONE stay organized throughout the school year both personally and professionally. No matter the grade level, content, school size, or other factors, all of us need to stay focused on our goals. Google Keep is a wonderful tool to help with this, and I would like to share the many ways this technology can work for you. We will focus on understanding why organizing matters, learn about tools to help you stay on track, think of ways to incorporate this in your content, and apply this knowledge to your life right now. Please consider joining this clinic to lighten your load and knock things off of your to-do list.

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