We hope that you can join us for the 3rd Annual ECD #7 Professional Development Day. This year's event will be held at Farmington High School on August 17th and will start at 10 AM.
This event is free to our area teachers, but registration is required as lunch will be provided by one of the day's sponsors.
East Central #7 P.D. Day 2019
Saturday, August 17 10:00 am-1:00pm - Farmington High School
9:30-10:00 - Conversation and Coffee
Sign up for raffle draws, catch up with colleagues and talk to visiting vendors
10:00 am Welcome - Doug RIce, ECMEA7 President
District News, Bylaw Changes and questions and Description of Vice President and Board member responsibilities, etc
10:40-11:25 am Session 1
Elementary - Tiny Guitar Club - Chris Johnson - Zitzman Elementary (Meremac Valley (Pacific))
Chris will describe his Ukelele Program. How and why it was started and funded - and he may teach some simple songs! *Chris is also a wonderful resource for 6 String guitar
Choir Discussion - Tone Development and Vowel Awareness - Moderator - David North (Union)
Band Discussion - Beginning Band Recruiting and Retention - Moderator - Darrell Boyer (Desoto)
Band DIscussion - Literature Selection for Concert and Jazz Band - Moderator - Dobie Carroll
11:30-12:15 pm Session 2
Elementary Discussion- Young Vocal Ensembles - Recruitment, Literature, rehearsal times, part singing, etc -
Moderator - Colissa Alexander
Choir Discussion - Sight reading in the Vocal Ensemble - Moderator - Natalie Moore
Band - Beginning Band Processes - Processes we use in the first year bandroom - Doug and Cassie Rice
Band Discussion - Literature Selection for Concert and Jazz - Moderator - Dobie Carroll
12:15 - Specific area meeting and greeting - gather with your area educators and Vice President to share any news or changes!
12:30 pm Lunch (provided by Fazios - Linda Huck)
1:15 pm Adjournment
1:30 pm E.C. District #7 Executive Board meeting
(This meeting will conclude by 3pm.)
EC7 President Doug Rice pictured with East Central Educator of the Year Chuck Moore
Mr. Chuck Moore- Director of Bands at Sullivan High School
2019 East Central District #7 Educator of the Year
Below are comments made by colleagues that nominated Chuck for Educator of the Year.
"Chuck always has his student’s best interests in mind and strives to give them the best experiences possible. Sullivan has many students that have never, and may never get the chance to leave Franklin County. Chuck is always seeking opportunities that will allow his students to experience more of the world through music... Every decision that is made, from marching show design to proposed schedule changes always starts with 'what will be best for the kids?' "
"Chuck has made a huge impact on the band program in Sullivan since he has been the band director... Chuck's bands have consistently improved year after year which is evident by the results he has been getting on the marching band field and in the concert hall. Having the Sullivan Band represent their school and our district at MMEA is a true example his commitment to his kids and the music education they are receiving at Sullivan. I personally value having Chuck as a colleague and as a resource in music education."
Music Educator of the Year:
Do you know a Music Educator that is doing a fantastic job and would like them to be recognized for their contributions to music education?
Consider nominating them for the East Central Music Educator of the Year! Nominations can be filled out at this link and should include information on why you believe your nominee is deserving of the award.
These nominations will be sent to the District President - Doug Rice
The President will share with the Board and VP's and they will vote on the award winner.
The purpose of this survey is to help the programs in our district utilize facts and figures to advocate for improvements in their own programs. The results of this survey will be saved and freely distributed to all participating directors.
If you have multiple buildings in your district, please make sure that someone from each building replies to the survey as this will ensure our figures are complete and accurate. Thank you for your participation.
Thank you to all of the educators that came out to Union High School to take part in the 2nd Annual ECD Summer PD event. This free event featured learning and collaboration and some wonderful meals provided by our sponsors.
The event started off in the Union HS theater with a keynote address from MMEA President, Brian Reeves. Mr. Reeves shared with East Central 7 information from the music association as well his thoughts on music.
"Even if everything is going right, teaching is a difficult job...but it is so worth it"
"There will be difficulties, there will be challenges. I encourage you not to shy away from those challenges. Meet those challenges head on because there is a sweetness on the other side that is incredibly rewarding"
Following the address from Mr. Reeves, the music educators broke up to attend area specific professional development clinics.
A panel discussion on various ways to improve classroom management processes in the music classroom was held.
Sarah Falch -Grandview- Moderator
Dobie Carroll -North County- Jazz
Sheila Baer -Union- Elementary
Chuck Moore -Sullivan- HS Concert Band
Scott Evans -Festus- MS Concert Band
David North -Union- Choir
Darrell Boyer, of De Soto HS, presented his clinic on "Building your Brand, and Your Band". In this session band directors discussed effective strategies for building support for a program and advocating for the needs of the band program.
In one of the Elementary music sessions, Kelly Biser gave a clinic on Dalcroze Eurythmics.
Chris Boemler, from Festus HS, provided a clinic on Teaching the female voice from the male perspective.
Samantha Boyer shared FREE Web 2.0 technology tools that educators could utilize to enhance their classroom. She also shared specific ideas on how each attendee could best use each tool within their program. Another technology session was presented by Caitlyn Stevenson on flipped classroom teaching and its use in music education.
The event concluded with lunch provided by Stanbury Uniforms and prizes that were raffled off.
Thank you to all of our presenters and attendees for making this another successful event! We look forward to seeing all of you again next year. Please consider filling out the feedback form below so that we can continue to make improvements to better serve our local members.
A huge thank you to our Sponsors that help to make this event possible every year and to Union HS for hosting!
Palen Music Center
American Band Accessories
River City Music
Run down of the day
East Central P.D. Day 2018
Saturday, August 18 2018 10:00 am-1:00pm
Union High School
9:00-10:00 - Breakfast and Conversation (Fazios - Linda Huck)
Sign up for door prizes - (Palen Music Center, Nottlemann Music, River City Music, American Band Accessories, Cherrydale Farms )
Get free stuff
Meet up with colleagues
10:00 am Welcome - Doug RIce, ECMMEA President
Special Guest - Brian Reeves, MMEA President
Breakout Sessions will be offered twice so that everyone will be able to attend 2 of the sessions.
10:45-11:30 am Session 1 11:30-12:15 pm Session 2
H.S. /M.S. Band (or Choir)- "Build your Brand, AND your Band"
Everyone knows that your personal Image is important, but how many of you consider the image of your band? Does your band have it's own image or identity? Why is it important?
Build your Brand, and your Band will cover recruiting, retention, and working with administration to help build your program.
The first half of the presentation will talk about branding and developing your band's public image on social media and in your community. Recruiting and retention techniques based on your band's brand will be discussed
The second half of the presentation will cover successfully advocating with your administration about the needs of your program. Included in this portion would be how to supply admin with facts and figures from the ECD survey. Highlights would be systematic improvements to not only my program, but neighboring districts. (Darrell Boyer)
H.S./ M.S. Choir- TBA
Choral - Teaching the female voice from female perspective and male voice from male perspective.
Allyn Rizo & Chris Boemler
Elementary- Dalcroze Eurythmics
In our time together, we will explore some possibilities within a system of musical education; Dalcroze’s Eurythmics. Eurythmics promotes cognitive development through artistic expression, concentration, improvisation, self-esteem, and spatial awareness.Techniques incorporating rhythmic movement, aural training, and physical, vocal and instrumental improvisation, bring forth opportunities for children and adults alike to embody the life of music. Eurythmics is a genuine treasure for any Music Classroom. Eurythmics is a genius way to bring students through an exciting, but uncertain path of trial and error. Ultimately, it empowers students to take ownership of their learning. Together, we will dive into a few examples of how Eurythmics might be used in an Elementary Music Classroom. (Kelly Biser)
Elementary- Why Flip Your Classroom?
Participants will engage in 1) discussing what a flipped classroom is; 2) viewing examples of flipped music classroom instructional strategies 3) observing and analyzing student-centered learning activities; and 4) discussing how they can flip their own classrooms. We will conclude with examining various techniques of flipped classrooms at any age level, the benefits for both students and teachers, and how this teaching technique may advance music education in the 21st Century. (Caitlyn Stevenson)
ALL Areas - Panel Discussion - Classroom Management - This works for us….What works for you?
A discussion on various ways to improve the classroom management processes in General, Vocal and Instrumental Classrooms. Attendance, cell phones, equipment, etc., Panel members:
Sarah Falch - Moderator
Dobie Carroll - Jazz
Sheila Baer - Elementary
Chuck Moore - HS Concert Band
Scott Evans - MS Concert Band
David North - Choir
Discussion questions will be provided and accepted from the attendees.
ALL Areas - Free Web 2.0 - Web tools to use in your classroom
Technology Tools for the Classroom: Gain a variety of FREE engagement and collaborative tools to enhance any lesson or student work using Chromebooks, websites, and mobile tools. See demonstrations and real classroom use of each tool. (Samantha Boyer)
12:15 pm Area Meetings/Lunch (provided) - Head to your respective meeting and enjoy lunch while your group meets! (Stanbury Uniforms - Jim Pundman)
Band, Choir, Elementary Meetings- led by V.P.’s.
Discuss dates, audition procedures and anything else for the good of the group. This is a good time to meet and greet and share information with new teachers to the district and go over any new procedures.
1:00 pm Adjournment
All are invited to the Rice’s House for an afternoon social.
Rices are providing Dogs, Brats & fixins
Please bring a snack/side/dessert to share and your own beverages
We have an inground pool and parge deck - come enjoy the water, the sun and the conversation!
1:30 pm E.C. District #7 Executive Board meeting and wrap up at the Rice’s House
Register for this free event!
Thanks to our sponsors
Palen Music Center
American Band Accessories
River City Music
Music Educators in the East Central District!!
The 2nd Annual ECMMEA7 PD day is on August 18th!
We will meet at Union High School from 10am-1pm
We will have a light breakfast from 9-10 (sponsored by Fazios Music - Linda Huck Representative)
We have lunch provided at 12:15 (Provided by Stanbury Uniforms)
We will have 4-6 options of sessions from 10:30-12:15 (Choose 2)
Give aways, door prizes and great collaboration!
(more details later this month)
We need your help!!!
If you are interested in presenting something you have had success with in your classroom - please contact Doug Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have 2 elementary presentations submitted and are looking to add some instrumental and vocal presentations!
We hope your summer is going very well and that you are getting great rest, lots of family time and knocking all those projects off of your list!!
Register for this FREE event below!
Thank you for all of your help in making our 1st East Central District PD day a success. 50 teachers registered and we had 45 teachers in attendance. We had tremendous support from several music related companies and I want to thank each of them for their support.
Palen Music Company provided a super breakfast to start our day. Band Instrument Service Company set us up with an amazing lunch. Nottleman Music, Palen Music Company, Midwest Sheet Music, J.W. Pepper, Stanbury Uniforms, Hoffman Robe Company, American Band Accessories and representative Keith Drier (Cherrydale Farms) all provided great gifts and door prizes that we raffled off during the day.
Jeff Melsha inspired everyone with his keynote speech "Why We do What We do."
Ron Sikes gave an in depth look at Charms office assistant software and shared his insight on how it works with his program. Doug Rice shared a thought provoking presentation on "Levels of Musicality". If you missed, you should email him and ask if he can send you his power point presentation.
Sheila Baer presented engaging activities that you or a guest teacher can use to help your students understand solo, duet, and trio etc. Sheila also presented a theme and variation lesson. Both of Sheila's presentations were top notch as always.
Patrick Dell shared the insight to Successful Sight singing with assessment being the key to learning. Choir folks raved about how informative and simple his process was.
During lunch we concluded our meeting with separate meetings for High School/Middle school choir, high School /Middle School Concert and Jazz and Elementary teacher district information meetings.
It was so nice to meet new people and see old friends in a relaxed atmosphere. It was invigorating to watch such great presentations by master teachers. I am proud to be a part of the East Central District!
Have a great school year!
Director of Bands,Sullivan School District
President, East Central District #7, MMEA