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Middle School Educators take note:
Our good friend James Frankel along with master music educator’s Tom Rudolph and Stef Langol have produced an invaluable music resource with the launching of http://www.connectwithmusic.org. This website is supported by both NAMM and TI:ME. Connect With Music includes 30 FREE interdisciplinary plans that utilize multimedia, music and technology to aid in the instruction of Language Arts, Mathematics and Science at the middle school level.
Again, this tremendous resource is free and both delightful and insightful! Here is a list of it’s project goals from their site:
1. Creation of a Multimedia-based Interdisciplinary lesson plans integrating music into three core subject areas at the secondary level: language arts/reading, mathematics, and science. Each subject area will have ten lesson plans that will integrate music into the subject area instruction. These unit level lessons plans will be comprehensive in scope, and take up to five class periods to implement and complete.
2. Improving Students’ Mastery of Standards in technology, core subject areas, and creating, performing and responding to music. For this project multimedia is defined as “a computer-based information delivery system that uses a variety of media in a rich, interactive environment.” The variety of media includes text, graphics, photography, virtual reality, animation, video, music, sound effects, narration, and 3-D modeling. The delivery systems are web-based, CD, or DVD, using tools such as PowerPoint.
Please visit this site today and explore some of the great lesson plans including: Podcasting Pi, Fractions and Rhythm, Serialism and Symmetry, The Book that Saved the Band, Cells Made Alive: Rhythm of Life and many more! I’m sure that you will find something that will enhance your classroom lessons at this site. Did I mention these lesson plans are FREE? ;)
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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