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This week at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) has been amazing! The music educators taking the course were phenomenal presenting their “Show What You Know” presentations on the final day of class. In addition, the collaboration between Scott Watson’s Elementary Band Course, Missy’s Neuroscience and Elementary Music and Music Course, and my course was inspiring. It reminded me that collaboration across the curriculum speaks volumes and is a powerful learning tool. Plus, Scott and Missy are excellent and dedicated music educators. I adore anytime that I can spend time with them.
Highlight from Day 5
My bonus moment of the day was folk dancing in Missy’s class! Scott’s class joined Missy’s on their final day for the portion of the class where Missy’s educators had to teach a folk dance. I loved every second of this! I learned new dances and wonderful ways to teach each dance.
Missy and Scott teach throughout the remainder of the summer. I can be found at numerous conferences and teaching a course or two over a summer. Please come join us when we teach. We would love to have you in our classes and learn from each other. The best type of summer PD there is!
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Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com