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
Author: Jennifer Slauson
Abstract: This course will teach the learner how to integrate technology into piano education. The learner will obtain knowledge about how to incorporate different types of technology such as iPads, computers, Smartboards, etc. into his/her daily lessons to become a more effective piano teacher.
Course Objective: By the end of this course learners will have developed cognitive strategies, intellectual skills, motor skills, and have developed a positive attitude towards using technology when teaching piano to their students. For example, learners will determine which activities are best for their students' skill level by learning about different programs that are available online (intellectual), analyze and use different programs that are out there for their students to use based on the skill level(cognitive), and experiment with different forms of technology and/or programs in their classroom or lessons with the students to help them better understand the concepts being taught (cognitive, motor). Learners will also gain an appreciation for using technology in the piano education classroom (attitude).
Tag(s): Technology, Piano Education.