There were numerous sessions to choose from with excellent presenters. Whatever you chose to go to, you knew that it would be great.
Dr. Missy Strong and I presented Using Technology with the Feierabend Approach to a packed room. This is the first time I ever presented with Missy and I adored every moment of it! She began the session by giving her experience to how she started using Dr. Feierabend’s First Steps (FS) and Conversational Solfege (CS). She then explained the concepts and processes of both approaches. She showed wonderful examples and made sure that we got up to perform a “Move It”. I then showed how to use technology for assessment (from one device to a 1:1 classroom) using Plickers, Socrative, and iDoceo. I also showed how to use technology to create digital student learning journals using Seesaw that can communicate your program and approach to parents.
I was so honored to present with Missy and I hope that she and I will present again in the future. Our handout can be found here. Special thanks to Cherie Herring for taking video of the session so I can offer it as a webinar for NJMEA music educators for PD credit.
Other excellent sessions I attended were the famous Graham from Quaver Music (yes, the Graham-it was so much fun), Radio Cremata’s session (who is here with his beautiful mom who had a birthday yesterday), and the amazing Cherie Herring who showed us how to use a green screen for great PBL projects like the study of state musicians.
There are so many excellent sessions today that it is challenging to keep up with it all. Peter Amidon has a dancing session. There is a great session that includes movement for Orff, Dalcroze, Gordon, and Kodály. The opening session includes Bob Morrison, Founder and CEO of Quadrant Research. Basically, when you attend TMEA, you know you are in for a good day!
I am presenting Creating & Composing with Younger Elementary at 2:30 in 212 today. Please come join me for a session of using tech to assist in interactive music making no matter what approach or curriculum you use!