Workshops & Resources 

Standards & Assessment 

Counterpoints:
Facilitating Dialouge about Standards Based Education 
This video includes a roundtable discussion between students, a music teacher, and administrators from Bonny Eagle High School about Standards Based Education. 
Writing What we Do
A Guide to curriculum mapping and unit design 
 
Essential what? Enduring Understandings? Why is it important to write down what I do in my classroom? Many districts across the state are focused on curriculum mapping and Unit design using a variety of systems for tracking and organizing curriculum, units, and assessments.
OMG! Standards Based What? 
OMG!  I can't think of any words worse then "Standards" and "Assessments", is there really a way to really communicate standards or assessments to our students in the High School that is clear and that we all can get excited about? 
Individual Assessments in an Ensemble 
This is a workshop on assessment practices that I have used in my ensemble courses. 
Are You Afraid of Technology 
This is a workshop on the use of technology as a music asseessment tool in your classroom. 

Projects  & Resources

Teaching Music Through Story: The Fantasia Project
 
This session will give an overview of a standards based unit and associated project with engaging students in an ensemble through exploring connections between music and story.
Approaching Ellington
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is known to many musicians as one of the most influential of all Jazz musicians walk our Earth. This session will be a round table discussion about how to approaching teaching about Ellington and how to approach his rich library of music.  
Approaching Ellington
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is known to many musicians as one of the most influential of all Jazz musicians walk our Earth. This session will be a round table discussion about how to approaching teaching about Ellington and how to approach his rich library of music.  
Approaching Ellington
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is known to many musicians as one of the most influential of all Jazz musicians walk our Earth. This session will be a round table discussion about how to approaching teaching about Ellington and how to approach his rich library of music.  
Student Choice:  Engaging Students in Task Design ­Make the concert THEIRS 
 
This session will be co-presented by Jan Gill (RSU 73) and her son Jake Sturtevant .  Both will present examples of strategies that allow students to choose, arrange, and perform songs.
Chord Progression Unit
 
This unit happens in guitar class, and the focus is on understanding chord progressions in the context of how our ear is accustom to hearing them, how they typically happen in songs, and how to begin hearing them and learning them by ear in the context of a project.
Express-A-Book
Express-a-Book uses the Arts, to create a learner centered, collaborative environment to share ideas. Participants experience the Arts and the format highlights the accessibility and power of the creative process. When we bring people together in a collaborative and creative environment we see learners, of all ages, engage at a high level. The Express-a-Book process supports this notion.