General Information about Effective Strategies for Music Learning courses

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Title: Jazz in the General Music Classroom

Author: Michael Fortune

Abstract: In order to focus this course on the essence of jazz the course focuses on performance techniques of one of its primary compositional contributors, George Gershwin.

Course Objective: This course will enable middle school general music teachers to teach the combining elements of jazz without having had great personal exposure to jazz.

Tag(s): music teaching, Jazz, George Gershwin

Title: Developing Music Analysis Skills Using Feedback, Composition and Technology

Author: Kristina Lattanzio

Abstract: This course will help music instructors understand more about feedback and how it is effectively used in the music theory classroom, how to connect individual music concepts with real compositions and how to use technology to assist with music analysis instruction.

Course Objective: By the end of this course, participants will know how to provide insight into music analysis through formative feedback, how to use real compositions to create authentic learning activities for music analysis and how to use technology to assist with music analysis.

Tag(s): music analysis skills, feedback, composition, technology

Title: Let's Keep the Beat: Teaching rhythmic notation incorporating the theories of Multiple Intelligence

Author: Salvatore Viola

Abstract: A unit designed to teach first grade students rhythmic notation.

Course Objective: The student will Demonstrate knowledge of quarter notes, two eighth notes, half notes, whole notes and their corresponding rest by reading written music, performing their own music as well as others and connect musical theories to classroom content.

Tag(s):rhythmic notation, multiple intelligence

Title: Integrating Technology into the Music Classroom

Author: Laura Kraebel

Abstract: This mini-course focuses on setting up a Google site and adding tools to it that will help music teachers in teaching and make it easier for them to communicate with parents and students outside of school.

Course Objective: Participants will create a Google site, develop their site by adding three new tools to it, embed a video on their Google site, and evaluate the usefulness of the site they have created.

Tag(s): music teaching, Google site