That’s right, you read correctly – a music education conference online. On October 11th, 2010 SoundTree will present the first ever Music, Education, and Technology Online Summit (METOS), open to all music educators and pre-service teachers. And the best part about it – it is free! (more…)
This summer I had the opportunity to teach summer lessons at Somerset Area School District in Somerset, PA. While teaching these lessons to students in grades 4-12, I found that I learned quite a bit as well! This was an amazing opportunity to gain experience and I would recommend it to any Future Music Educator.
Going in to teaching the lessons, I figured it would probably be enough to have the fingerings of each of the instruments in front of me. While this definitely helped for some of the lessons, it was clear that knowing the fingerings was much more beneficial. I think this is the case simply because (1) you don’t have to take time to look it up, and (2) you can play along with them! (more…)
Get ready – the public launch date for the MusicPLN is coming up very soon (Monday, July 19th in fact), and trust me- it’s amazing.
What is the Music PLN?
To put it simply, imagine Facebook and #MusEdChat combined. That, in essence is the MusicPLN. Found at http://musicpln.org this concept was originated from and developed by Dr. Joseph Pisano. I had the privilege of being a beta tester for the site. The MusicPLN is an exceptional opportunity for music educators and future music educators. This is literally a virtual meeting place for music educators to connect and discuss relevant information regarding the world of music education. Complete with groups and forums, the MusicPLN offers many learning opportunities for all involved.
MENC’s Music Education Week has now come to a close. The conference was a blast. It was very educational and was awesome to get to meet
some of the people I’ve been talking to on Twitter, and others that I met for the first time. In addition to our Cover-it-Live blog, the live-blog team (Team Twitpiccable) will be writing some session recaps spanning the sessions, interviews and performances we experienced at Music Education Week. The posts will be added to both MusicEdMajor.Net, and http://musiced.pressible.org. Be sure to check them out!
This Thursday June 24th, marks the first day of MENC’s 2010 Music Education Week. This event gives participants an opportunity to attend a wide variety of academies, offering many sessions that would be useful to both future music educators and educators in the field.
Academies, Exhibits, and Concerts Offered
MENC’s Music Education Week offers many academies that would be of interest to everybody. These academies include choral, Collegiate MENC Leadership and New Teachers’ academy, General Music Technology, Instrumental, Jazz, Marching Music, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). All of these academies offer great sessions that will teachers and future music educators to hone their skills. (more…)