2015 National In-Service Conference

2015 National In-Service Conference

October 25-28, 2015

It's our last year in Music City and we're out to make it our best yet! Join us, one last time in Naf-ville, for more than 300 innovative professional development sessions, nightly entertainment, extraordinary performances from across the country, a wild time at the Give a Note Extravaganza, and tons of networking and in-depth learning.

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2015 Collegiate Advocacy Summit

2015 Collegiate Advocacy Summit

June 24, 2015 – June 26, 2015

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the 2015 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit, June 24-26! Share your passion for music education with the nation's leaders at our annual lobbying day on Capitol Hill. Take part in additional leadership and advocacy training tailored especially for Collegiate members.

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Teacher Burnout Is Real — Signs and How to Avoid It

  Teaching music can be one of the most rewarding jobs. It can also be emotionally, physically, and mentally consuming. Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall? Discover some of the signs of teacher burnout, and ideas for finding your mojo and bringing excitement and creativity back into the classroom!    Teacher Testimonials: Veteran Teacher, Franchesca Warren: You wake up one morning sweaty, out of breath and with a throbbing headache. You take every pain medicine available, but you still feel like crap. Determined to finish out the school year…

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NAfME Leads Collaboration to Help Teachers Direct Music Standards Implementation

This July, all arts education groups are coming together at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) headquarters to benchmark the “model cornerstone assessments” developed for each discipline’s national standards. In this strategic collaboration between higher education and K-12 educators along with business leaders, NAfME is providing the opportunity for teachers to lead in establishing the standards by which student achievement is measured. Last year, the new National Core Arts Standards were released. NAfME participated in their development and led the way with the new National Core Music Standards (not…

Sen. Murray Introduces Early Childhood Education Bill

Improvement to Early Learning Opportunities Yesterday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the “Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2015″—legislation (originally introduced by former Senator Tom Harkin [D-IA] in 2013) that would expand quality preschool programs. The bill aims to direct the U.S. Secretary of Education to allocate matching grants to states to sub-grant local educational agencies in order to implement high-quality pre-kindergarten programs for children from low-income families.  In conjunction, a sister bill is being introduced in the…

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