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WELCOME to my YouTube + Slideshare vault!!

There are a wide variety of videos here for you to enjoy. Some were filmed quite spontaneously on site with children, sometimes mid-way thru a song when someone grabbed a camera. Others were filmed during my workshop presentations with eager adult  (and totally surprised) participants. Also included in the collection are videos of those that I've 'found' at YouTube, created by programs + sites around the country. There is a variety of footage filmed by other entities (programs & parents) who are using my songs as their subject matter. From shower curtain back drops in the family bathroom to fully staged theatres there's something here for everyone. This video collection provides a great over-view of my work. 

Let's get started with my newest, and quite possibly my favorite! This footage was filmed from the second row in Las Vegas, during my 2013 OPENING KEYNOTE for "I Teach Kindergarten -- an international conference presented by Staff Development for Educators."



You see 5 of my favorite bloggers acting the parts of the pigs. Piggy #5 (@JonFines of the famous Monday night Twitter chat that uses the hashtag #Kinderchat) brings down the house with his amazing and impromptu mad, dance skills. ***I now have my song, "Piggy Rap" as an immediate download purchase at our Early Education Emporium. The zipped file has an Mp3 and PowerPoint slide show, created specifically for the Vegas grand finale!
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First up is my happy 8 minute video montage intended for professionals. This project was created for your introduction to me, to my approach, to my own particular focus and to some of my songs, books, and DVD. The theme for this video is a taste-test of my style for teacher workshop presentations. Included in this presentation is an outline and review of my formulaic "4 R's for Music Time." I hope that you will enjoy getting acquainted.

My "Keynote" Introduction!!! Contact me to speak at your event!!



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Creating an Author-Illustrator School (or Library) Visit
Here's my first ever 'Slideshare' program. I have designed it to demonstrate the excellence-in-education that I have observed on my visits to schools and libraries. How do you orchestrate such excellence? Take a look and see what others have done. I am so excited to discuss what it would take to get me to your school for a reading festival filled with joy. 




Teacher Workshop: "Top to Bottom"

Look over my shoulder to see the excited teachers at ECSI (Early Childhood Summer Institute) as we march along together to my happy dittie, Zaner-Bloser piggy-back tune all about print directionality & where to start your letters. Kiddos love this one for the big ending that gets faster & faster!!



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This next video was shot on Long Island, New York in Amityville to be specific. This was captured during my author visit to a building filled with 330 kindergarten students and was filmed by the dynamic principal when she picked up my camera by accident. We're just getting the morning concert underway in the gymnasium as the film begins to roll.

*****Please take special note of the amazing backdrop!!! I was overwhelmed and brought to tears when I walked into their gymnasium that rainy morning. This humongous community work of art was lovingly created under the guidance & direction of the school's art teacher. Each of those 330 students created an individual quilt square in response to the quilted art work in my first picture book, "You're Wonderful." Go to this blog post to see their quilt work up close and read more of my exciting visit!!

Author-Illustrator School Visit:


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My Picture Book, "Red, White and Blue"

during my workshop
"Lyrics to Literacy: Read a Song & Sing a Book." 
As far as I know, this is the first YouTube footage
of my newest picture book,
The idea to film just popped into my head,
as I'd just received an email with a request for film.
Voila!!




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My Picture Book: "You're Wonderful"

 
This was captured on my husband Allen's cell phone
in northern Ohio at the Lorain County Community College
While parents went to self-selected workshops, 
I sang with the children, under the guidance of numerous 
early childhood college students. 
Here we are at the end of the evening, performing for the parents.  


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ZB Voices Song "Respected & Connected"
From the youngest, little tiny ones in the Goldie footage 
above to the other end of the spectrum with adult stars.
This footage was shot in Las Vegas
at Staff Development for Educator's
national  "I Teach Kindergarten" conference.
We are singing & dancing in the Zaner-Bloser booth
to a song I wrote for the ZB
early childhood 'Voices' literacy program.
We called ourselves the A, B, C Singers:
Alabama, Bahamas & Columbus.


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My Song, "Glad I'm at School, Today!"
Imagine my amazement to find this next video
stashed away in da BIG YouTube vault.
You'll need to watch the first little snippet of a good morning sing-a-long,
to get to their singing of my song,
"Glad I'm at School Today."
Filmed across an entire program in Detroit,
you'll see children, parents, teachers, office staff --
all the people that it takes to run a quality program.




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My Picture Book: "Red, White & Blue" 
Kindergarten Singers!!
This is an amazing video created under the direction of an AMAZING teacher. I have chronicled the evolution of this idea in a series of blog posts entitled: Carie's Kindergarten. Short version? Army trained, Iraq served, woman goes on to teach kindergarten!!! She falls in love with my song and its book, "Red, White and Blue" and directs the children's efforts to create a mammoth community 'flagesque' quilt to wind up the school year.

          

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Head Start in Utah: "You're Wonderful"

I've just arrived in Utah, barely off the airplane when my brilliant hostess surprises me with a pop in to do 'some paperwork' -- only to be surprised to find the children assembled to serenade me! Mid-way thru their rendition I grabbed my camera.



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Adult Literacy Program singing "You're Wonderful"

Here's the first footage that I know of -- where the adults, the parents are singing my song to their children. How amazing is this? The video was sent to me from the program director in California. We'd met at the NFLC National Family Literacy Conference in Louisville.



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Author Conversation: "Red, White & Blue"

View the original quilts that become the illustrations for my picture book. See me affix the first gold stamp from the national INDIE Excellence Award to the front cover.



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26 Seconds of Joy: "You're Wonderful"

Even thought this footage is near the bottom of this list, it is absolutely one of my FAVORITE renditions EVER!!! This is the first footage that I ever discovered of other folks who had uploaded something of 'mine.' This is when I had a sparkle of realizing that I have indeed created a legacy. Watch and enJOY!!!!!


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Polly, the "POLLYWOG" 

Here's a little snippet from my nationally award winning DVD, "Kweezletown" with my favorite science-song that teaches life cycle and metamorphosis. I now have this particular song as an individual product over at Teachers Pay Teachers. I made 5 quilt illustrations that are now in pdf format, for you to have visuals for each verse of the song. Can I hear you say, "met-a-mor-pho-sis"???? Now once more with enthusiasm! I've also created worksheets of fine motor work and individual fold-a-ble books for each student to read and color. 


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