PLNs For Music Educators And Online Professional Development

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Today was a memorable day for Music Education!  With the successful accomplishment of our first online music education conference (METOS -Music Education and Technology Online Summit), history was made!  A very special thanks to Dr. Jim Frankel and SoundTree for providing this priceless event for Music Educators everywhere!

In case you missed the event, you may still found out about it directly here:

SoundTree will soon be posting these events and Webinars for you to experience online in the case that you missed them.  There were twenty presentations in all at the summit!  All presenters were “world class” and you will want to see all of the presentations when they are available (I’ll post the direct link here when it is available).

In addition to the presenters, a team of pioneers in “Web 2.0” and online music education gurus “live blogged” each event!  You may see their live blogs of every presentation by checking out each of the METOS rooms’ “landing page”:

MENC Room: Tom West

ATMI Room: Justine Dolorfino

TI:ME Room: Andy Ritenour

SoundTree Room: Andy Zweibl

My presentation was held in the “Sound Tree” room and was titled “Personal/Professional Learning Networks for Music Educators and Online Professional Development”. Despite a few minor glitches and @thomasjwest blasting a 30 second rendition of  “All the Single Ladies (In Mayberry)” during my seminar (in what will forever be remembered as the “Fife Fiasco” or “Opie Incident”), everything went well!

You may view my presentation slides directly via AuthorStream:

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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

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