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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):
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 an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and 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 in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has 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, SBO, 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.