In many schools across the state, teachers are being asked to innovate their teaching to meet students’ changing needs. As a band or orchestra teacher what would you like to change?
Do you wish that your students were more engaged in their own learning? Engaged to the point that they all practice at home?
Do you wish that you had more one-on- one time with students, and you had an easier way to give students frequent, specific, individual feedback on their playing?
Do you wish that your students’ parents were more involved in their children’s learning?
Do you wish that your administrators knew in a concrete way at any given time what your students were learning in your class? Do you wish you had clear evidence of learning for each individual student?
With the help of technology, these changes can evolve in your classroom through a personalized approach to instrumental music instruction. This course will cover the elements of personalized learning, investigate personalized learning platforms such as Essential Elements Interactive, Google, Canvas, and others, and show specific ways band and orchestra teachers can use personalized learning to help their students.
Dates: November 4, 2016 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
November 5, 2016 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructors: Terry Little is an instrumental music educator with thirty years of experience teaching band at all grade levels. She is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire and Cardinal Stritch University. She currently teaches in the Elmbrook School District, Brookfield, Wisconsin, where she teaches beginner band students and she is a member of the District Digital Leadership Corp. Innovation in music education is her passion and she loves sharing ideas with other educators.
Amanda Filkins graduated from UW-Madison and is currently in her 11th year of teaching strings. She enjoys teaching beginners and has found that by using technology to personalize learning, her students can move at a pace that matches their individual needs while receiving quality feedback from their teacher.
- Pre-registration (register by 10/28/16)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $25
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check for $220 (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)