February 26-27, 2016 Friday 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Chris Gleason, Sun Prairie
Much emphasis has been placed upon assessment and data in education recently. What is the assessment process and how does it relate to evaluation? What purpose does assessment serve in education and how do we make it manageable with so many students?
This workshop will define the assessment process and how it differs from evaluation. Examples of outcomes, strategies and assessments will be shared so that participants can see how alignment, validity, and purposefulness can be achieved. New technology makes it possible to create authentic assessment tools that focus on self-reflection. These tools can be used with many students offering an efficient and effective way to gauge growth.
Chris Gleason earned his BME at UW-Eau Claire in 1997 and his Masters Degree from UW-LaCrosse in 2002. He has taught band in the East Troy School District and the LaCrosse School District. He currently teaches concert band and jazz ensemble at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Mr. Gleason’s 8th Grade Band has performed at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda, the “New Wisconsin Promise Conference”, and the 2006 and 2009 Wisconsin State Music Conferences. The Patrick Marsh Middle School Band has commissioned composers such as Samuel R. Hazo (Blue and Green Music -2009), Brian Balmages (Sun Cycles – 2012), Michael Sweeney (Particles – 2013), Erik Morales (One Giant Leap – 2014) and John Mackey (TBA – 2015). In 1992 Mr. Gleason was selected as the Wisconsin Governor’s Scholar to Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Mr. Gleason has performed professionally at Disneyland, Valleyfair, and the Mall of America. He has been guest conductor of numerous camps and festivals including the National Band Association –Wisconsin Chapter Junior High All-State Band, Tri-State Honors Band, UW-Milwaukee Honors Band and UW-Whitewater Band Camp. He is the past-chair of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Committee, chair of the Wisconsin State Middle Level Honors Band and chair-elect of the Wisconsin State Middle Level Honors Program. He has taught CMP Workshops at VanderCook College of Music, the Los Angeles Unified School District in California, The Total Music Educators Workshop, numerous school districts in the Midwest, and recently in Hong Kong. Mr. Gleason was the recent recipient of the Vi Miller Award for Excellence by Dane Arts. Mr. Gleason is the founder and organizer of the Band Festival at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. Mr. Gleason is a member of NBA, WMEA, and NAfME.
- Pre-registration (closes 2/13/16)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $50
- On-Site Registration $155
Graduate Credit Information
This course is eligible for graduate credit.
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
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