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This is a pre-recorded, time shifted event, presented at the following times in YOUR local time zone. Please see below for purchasing options that will allow for attending at other times.
A welcome and introduction to the conference, and instructions on how to get the most from each and every speaker you will hear.
In this interview, Janice will speak to Todd about effective time management, organizational strategies and differentiated learning tools that give great teachers the edge.
Janice will speak to Dr Almedia about how to create awesome elementary music lessons and practical ideas that motivate.
Janice will discuss how to encourage healthy singing technique in our students with one of the world's top vocal coaches.
In this interview, Janice will speak to the winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Music Education, Phillip Riggs.
Janice will talk through step by step how to implement an easy lesson plan program for Garageband.
In these special introductory sessions each day, Janice will talk through some basic psychology concepts for Music Teachers - things that will help you be the best teacher you can be!
Janice will speak to Dr Kraus about why we must have music in schools and what the most recent research is telling us in her area of neuroscience.
Janice will speak to top Orff instructor Rob Amchin about what he does in the classroom to capture special moments of teaching.
Janice will speak to well-known anti bullying therapist Jim Bisenius about what we can do as teachers to prevent bullying behavior in our classrooms, and what to do if it does occur.
In this interview, Janice will talk to Mary about her innovative ideas to get even the most unresponsive children excited about music with drum circles and how you can link music to cross curricula needs.
In this interview Janice will be finding out how John gets even the most unresponsive kids to love singing!
In this session Janice will speak to Dr Jean about teaching and behavior strategies for our youngest children in music.
In this interview, Janice will chat to Greg about the secrets to getting children to sing and retain songs, especially the older children
In this session Janice will talk to Leila about how to integrate innovative iPad ideas to enhance learning in the piano studio
In this session Janice will show you how to make the best use of Booomwhackers® in the music classroom.. and have loads of fun!
In this interview, Janice will speak to influential Band Clinician and Author Dr. Bruce Pearson about how to inspire young bands with exciting repertoire.
In this interview, Janice will speak with an audiologist on the importance of teaching music to deaf children and the impact music has on children with special needs.
Janice is going to discuss with Jim how the MusicFirst Online Classroom engages digital learners by providing teachers and students with everything they need to teach, assess, learn, create and perform music in a connected world.
Imagine a whole different kind of classroom where students of ALL ages are discussing and making music together with the role of the teacher being that of a facilitator. This session will look at all aspects of a complete music literacy program where students will work in small groups to learn how to read, compose, orchestrate and learn how to discuss their works in a larger group setting.
In this interview, Janice will speak to Lois about best practices for middle school band from a Grammy nominated teacher!
In this final session Janice will address any questions that have come up over the conference that the speakers have not been able to cover, as well as give you lots of ideas to implement what you've learned.
What people said about our last conference.......
It is so much better to be able to listen or watch one or two session in a day. When you attend most conferences it is easy to get information overload. Having a conference in this format make it so that you can space out the learning and absorb what you are being exposed to.
I’d give a 20 if I could. It was great to be able to “meet” the experts and absorb their vast expertise, knowledge and ideas. There were so many things that I want to try in my classroom. It’s exciting that even after 33 years of teaching music there are so many new ideas and it’s always good to have that reassurance that what you do every day is good.
If I could have scored higher than a 10, I would. It is difficult for me to attend any time of conference like this, as it is not offered in the area I live. To have all of these “specialists” right in my own home….through my computer or through the MP3 player….absolutely fabulous.
Being able to be re-charged by the experts was awesome! Walking around with the ipod, listening to them talk to me, I felt as if I were in the room with them. Even the speakers that I alwayts seek out at a convention like Dr. Feirebend, John Jacobson, etc. were fabulous, I never get tired of hearing their enthusiasm for music and teaching.
I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, quality of instructors, and wide array of topics. Very well done! It was also very inspiring for me before the beginning of a new year, especially being fairly new to teaching music without any other music teachers at my school to be mentored by.
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