Run down of the day
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