QuaverCon 2020

July 21-22, 2020

Thanks for making QuaverCon the biggest music education event of the summer!

Session videos, PDFs and other resources now available.

What is QuaverCon?

QuaverCon is a virtual event designed for PreK-8 music educators interested in using Quaver teaching resources to engage their students in the classroom—and remotely. Sessions will equip educators to use music, technology, and emotion to effectively reach their students, wherever they may be this Fall. 

The professional development you want and need from the comfort—and safety—of your own home this summer. 

You’ll walk away with:

  • Up to 16 hours of professional development credit
  • Strategies for enhancing student engagement
  • Practical applications and ideas for the use of technology in a remote teaching environment
  • Inspiration to embrace the opportunities for growth this school year will bring
  • New friends and colleagues from around the world!

Meet Your Clinicians

Toni Garza

As an Instructional Coach and Clinician, Toni Garza plans and conducts training events for all QuaverEd curriculum resources including Music, Social-Emotional Learning, and Music Integration (PK-8th Grade). Using her experience in the classroom to connect with teachers, she also acts as a clinician for various education conferences throughout the country.

Sharon Cho is an Instructional Coach, Clinician, and SEL training lead focusing her research on Music and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to protect diversity, equity, and inclusion in school systems across the country. Her work on cultural competence has been shared and presented nationally at education conferences.

Otto Gross II

Otto Gross is an Instructional Coach and Audio Producer for QuaverEd. He specializes in the Orff technique, songwriting, and appears as “Austin Otto” in our online video segments for QuaverMusic. He has a passion to see children excited to learn about music!

Valerie Diaz Leroy

Valerie Diaz Leroy is a Research and Pedagogy Specialist for QuaverEd. She holds Orff Levels I and II, and a Kodály Certification. Working with teachers across the country, Valerie addresses the disconnect between the implementation of vernacular music in the classroom and its historical origins and perspectives.

Graham Hepburn

Co-founder of QuaverEd, Graham Hepburn heads up all content development and curriculum alignment as Vice President. He leads a team of teachers, developers, and artists to create engaging and innovative content for the PreK-8 classroom.

Emily Hopkins is the Director of Training for QuaverEd. Emily leads a team of trainers in providing meaningful professional development opportunities and conference sessions for teachers across the country. You may also recognize her from many of our helpful QuaverEd video tutorials.

Michele Hobizal taught elementary music in Texas for 31 years.  She has served two terms as the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Elementary VP. Hobizal loves traveling around the nation working with teachers as a QuaverEd Instructional Coach and Clinician.

Catie Dwinal

Catie Dwinal is best known as an elementary music technology social media personality and blogger, national conference presenter and, for her work helping educators across the country successfully integrate digital resources into their instruction. She now works as an EdTech Specialist for QuaverEd.

Plus many more friends and educators from the the Quaver Qmunity!

QuaverCon FAQs:

When was QuaverCon?

QuaverCon 2020 was held on July 21st and 22nd all across the world. Over 4,000 music educators came together to learn from the QuaverEd team and from one another in this unique time of distance teaching. They took the seat of their students, learning from home and connecting across digital platforms with great success!

How much does QuaverCon cost?

Registration is FREE, and all are welcome. You don’t have to be a Quaver user already to gain skills and confidence in your craft from this two-day event. If you missed the live event, you can still register for access to the sessions post conference at QuaverMusic.com/PostQuaverCon

What sessions can teachers expect? 

All sessions will feature ideas on implementing Quaver resources via distance teaching, as well as in classrooms with COVID restrictions, so that teachers will feel confident going back to school. 

Will attendees be able to talk to QuaverEd Staff during QuaverCon? 

Yes! Q&A sessions will be incorporated into several sessions throughout the conference so that teachers can chat directly with the session speakers.

Can I get PD Credit for attending?

Yes! Attendance at live sessions was logged and PD certificates will be sent in the coming weeks. Attendees can apply for credit for recorded sessions and replays at QuaverMusic.com/PDCredit.