General Information about Effective Strategies for Music Learning courses
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
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
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
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
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: Studying for Math
Author: Kelli Zydel
Abstract: Many times, students have a hard time studying for math. The purpose of this course is to equip teachers with a variety of resources that they can both utilize themselves and show their students so that the students are able to easily study. By the end of this class, students will learn cognitive strategies about creating worksheets, where to find videos and tutorials, and making and playing interactive games.
Course Objective: By the end of this mini-course students will be able to: 1. Locate valuable resources that will help their students study math and discuss what they found with their classmates. 2. Create worksheets, games, or videos that will benefit their students and demonstrate this ability by completing a final project. 3. Evaluate which resources will work best in their own classroom for their students. 4. Utilize these resources in their classroom.
Tag(s): Math, Games, Video Tutorials