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March 23, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Big Heart Beats: Using Music and Movement to Teach Social and Emotional Learning


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Big Heart Beats: Using Music and Movement to Teach Social and Emotional Learning
#10 Wellness Resource 2022


March 23, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT






Grade Level PreK, Grades K-3, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Music is a powerful teaching tool, and Noggin's Big Heart Beats Album is a collection of new songs and music videos that teachers can use to grow kids' hearts, exploring important topics in social and emotional learning. The Big Heart Beats Album includes 11 songs by emerging and established artists, which teachers can use to introduce and explore important social and emotional themes — from identity to friendship, upstanding to global citizenship.

With Big Heart World, Noggin has created a robust SEL learning guide that pairs with the album, which helps teachers learn how to incorporate the catchy tunes and important messages of the songs into classroom instruction.

This presentation will feature talented creators and their music and suggest innovative ways to use music as part of a fun, interactive learning experience for children in PreK through Grade 3, with guest appearances by Big Heart Beats album artists, including Flor de Toloache, Chris Sernel, Alex Geringas, and William J. Fuller.


Sean Farrell leads Noggin's original content development and strategy. Before joining Noggin, he co-founded the goal-based learning platform, Huddle, served as VP of Product and Marketing Strategy for the K-12 education company Amplify, and worked in strategy at Scholastic Book Clubs. He started his career in the edit room and on set across a range of feature films and television shows. (His love for creating content started at an early age when he pitched his parents on a family newspaper, collected an annual subscription fee, and then released a single issue before retiring.)

Michael H. Levine, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President of Learning and Impact for Noggin, Nickelodeon’s direct-to-consumer interactive learning platform for young children. An early learning and social policy expert, Dr. Levine is responsible for deepening Noggin’s value to children and families through dynamic content, partnerships, and interactive experiences developed for learning and impact. Dr. Levine previously spent 12 years at Sesame Workshop where he served as Chief Knowledge Officer, a member of the senior executive team responsible for driving organization-wide learning, educational partnerships, knowledge exchange, and policy leadership. He is also the Founding Executive Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a pioneering thought leader in the digital media and learning field. Previously he oversaw innovative grantmaking, strategic communications and program design and scaling strategies for Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York City Department of Education, the Mayor’s Office and Asia Society. Dr. Levine serves on numerous non-profit and double-bottom line boards including the Cooney Center, JumpStart, We Are Family Foundation and Woot Math. He received his PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University and his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Julia Levy is the executive director of Sparkler Learning, a family engagement organization that is leading the Big Heart World social and emotional learning initiative in collaboration with Noggin and 30+ organizational partners. Julia has worked for 15+ years at the crossroads of education, policy, and technology. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an AB from Dartmouth College. 

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.



20220323_BHB AFT Conference (002).pdf

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Big Heart World Flyer.pdf

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Big Heart World Learning Guide.pdf

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March 23, 2022
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