Music Education Professional Development… All Day Today!

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In case you are one of those people that “live under a rock”.  Today is the day of the first-ever Music Education and Technology Online Summit.  This incredible and innovative event is bringing together, for the first time, music education experts to present seminars in an online virtual forum and conference (FREE).  Sponsored by http://soundtree.com, this is an event that is going to have long term implications for how “we” view and present  professional development in music education.

If you were not able to sign up for the event, you can still follow the event online via live coverage and take advantage of the great moderating skills of a number of individuals.  Thomas West, one of the official CoverItLive moderators, provides the following information (via his METOS landing page) about participating in today’s momentous event via Twitter and CoverItLive:

Official METOS Conference Room Live Blogs

To read content on the conference sessions you are interested in, visit the live blog page that is associated with the METOS conference room that is hosting that session.

MENC Room: Tom West http://thomasjwestmusic.com/metosonlinesummit.htm

ATMI Room: Justine Dolorfino http://education-sms.net/portfolio/metos-2010-atmi-room-landing-page/

TI:ME Room: Andy Ritenour http://futuremusiceducators.net/metos2010

SoundTree Room: Andy Zweibl http://musicedmajor.net/metos10

To find access these “live coverage” rooms easily, you may go to the METOS official site, and simply click on the words “live coverage” underneath the rooms (Click to Enlarge):

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Follow And Contribute To METOS On Twitter

You can also follow what is going on in sessions by following some hashtags on Twitter. If you are attending the sessions, your tweets on these hashtags will automatically be added to the appropriate live blog page!

Official METOS2010 Hashtag: #metos2010

MENC Conference Room: #metosmenc

Get involved today!   Most of the sessions and the materials will also be available soon after the event itself is over at http://soundtree.com.

Enjoy and Start Learning!

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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