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

Title: The_Staff

Author: Daniel Hacker

Abstract: In order to focus this course on the function of the music staff, the course focuses on the most important ideas of reading and understanding musical notation.

Course Objective: This course will enable learner to describe and identify the function of the music staff, and enable learners to describe pitch.

Tag(s): music teaching, pitch

Title: The Physics of Music

Author: Melyssa Swett

Abstract: The purpose of this course is to create a class for music majors to gain understanding of the physics behind the music they produce. Students will be able to use their understanding of music to better themselves as musicians.

Course Objective: Learners will come to understand basic principles of acoustic physics. They will be able to apply these principals to the music field to understand how music is produced. They will come to understand why instrument designs produce desired range of pitches and how frequency defines the pitches we hear.

Tag(s): music education, acoustic physics, instrument, sound

Title: Building Academic Vocabulary for Academic Achievement

Author: Alicia Fernandez

Abstract: Academic vocabulary instruction is about focusing on the words that repeat themselves throughout K-16 education and are often pivotal to deciphering instructions for assignments and tests.

Course Objective: Participants will be able to define and describe the concept of academic vocabulary after reviewing the lesson’s text. Participants will be able to identify and select general academic words to be taught within subject areas. Participants will learn to integrate Marzano's Six-Step process into Tier Two words direct vocabulary instruction.

Tag(s): Academic Vocabulary