TMEA/TI:ME – Friday/Saturday
Feb16

TMEA/TI:ME – Friday/Saturday

The final days of the TMEA/TI:ME Conference were full of amazing sessions. From the beginning of Friday to mid-Saturday before I left, any music educator could find a session that would rejuvenate his or her teaching. Some highlights were: Free Tech Resources for the Elementary Music Educator – I presented this session to a room full of wonderful elementary music educators. They were very receptive to all of the links I showed...

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TMEA/TI:ME Conference 2015 – Day 2
Feb13

TMEA/TI:ME Conference 2015 – Day 2

Day 2 of the TMEA/TI:ME conference proved to be as good as the first day. There were so many sessions to choose from, that I was strolling in and out of many during the morning hour. In addition, the exhibit hall opened and if you have never been to TMEA’s exhibit hall, it takes about two days to explore it all. As an elementary music educator, it was great to begin the day yesterday in the Ballroom C rooms. They had numerous...

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Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)
Jan01

Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)

  This is the landing post for the materials (mostly iPad Music Education apps) that I discussed at the Cobb County School District In-service day on July 30.   Most of the links will take you directly to the iPad (iOS) apps that I discussed.  In many instances, these apps will cost under $5.00 U.S.; but, for most of you, the app itself is more than worth the money you will spend for it.   Although, I didn’t get to cover...

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NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”
Oct31

NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”

This week, most of my friends who are music educators attended the NAfME conference in Nashville, titled The Learning, The Performing: The Inspiring. From the tweets, it looked like it was a successful conference. Next year, NAfME’s conference is titled Empower Creativity with emphases on STEAM and 21st Century Learning Skills. This is very coincidental as this week, I presented at the New Jersey Association for Independent...

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MTEC Conference: Day Two
Oct04

MTEC Conference: Day Two

Day two of the MTEC conference began with my keynote address titled, “How Technology is Transforming the Way We Teach Music in the Elementary Classroom.” Though this keynote had an elementary focus, it addressed all of the music educators in the audience because it showed how technology could be used as an effective tool in any music classroom. The keynote showcased the wonderful music examples from my students at FHCDS. I showed how...

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Back To School Night for an Elementary Music Educator
Sep18

Back To School Night for an Elementary Music Educator

Once school begins, Back-To-School night soon follows. Many music educators are asked to participate in one way or another. When asked, there are numerous ideas that could be done on Back-To-School Night that could highlight the elementary music program. Here are some: Slideshow: By using iPhoto, you can place all of your photos and videos from your music classes into a folder and click on the “Slideshow” button. iPhoto...

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