Everybody Up! from Oxford University PressWebsite
We were super excited to be invited to create over 40 songs for a new series from Oxford University Press titled, Everybody Up. The series consists of seven levels and "encourages children to use language in a natural and meaningful way by connecting English to their own lives." In addition to colorful cross-curricular lessons and fun stories, songs play an important part throughout the series. Every level is filled with great songs from award-winning songwriters including Grammy Award winner, Julie Gold. Our songs are featured throughout the series from the Starter Level to Level Five. The Starter Level is great for early learners and includes over 20 of our original songs.
Everybody Up has led to some exciting opportunities to get out and meet teachers from all over. Devon was on the road with Oxford in summer of 2011 in an impressive cross-country tour of Japan, bringing teaching workshops to towns and cities that rarely have the opportunity to experience such events. He's also been to Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand to lead workshops on how to get the most out of songs in the classroom. We were really excited to see all of the entries in the Everybody Up Global Sing-along, an exciting online video contest that saw teachers from all over the world sharing their Everybody Up songs with the rest of the world on OUP's YouTube channel.
To learn more about Everybody Up, and access some great teaching resources, visit OUP's Everybody Up website. Or, visit the OUP blog to see Devon's posts on why songs should be used more in the young learners classroom and the universal benefits of songs as teaching tools.
Using Songs With Young Learners
Watch Devon share some tips on getting the most out of songs in the young learner's classroom.