2014 National In-Service Conference

Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 29, 2014

This October, we are heading back to Music City for our 2nd Annual NAfME National In-Service Conference. If you joined us last year, you know that this was a fun.

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NAfME Member is Named North Dakota Teacher of the Year

  When Dean Aamodt’s selection as 2015 North Dakota Teacher of the Year was announced recently, the music teacher from the Wahpeton Public Schools, said he wanted it to be a celebration of the schools and their students. “It’s not every day the governor of North Dakota comes to town,” he chuckled. Governor Jack Dalrymple and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler presented the award. It’s the first time a music teacher has been chosen for North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Dalrymple and Baesler were joined by Wahpeton…

NAfME Members Recognized as Semifinalists for Grammy Music Educator of the Year Award

  Nineteen current members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) have been recognized in the group of 25 semifinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®.   A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 17 states have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®. In total, more than 7,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (K through college, public and…

How Educators Can Use Twitter, Google+ and YouTube in the Classroom

  Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and YouTube have dominated much of young people’s lives. Higher education today is changing at a rapid pace. Online educators such as the Khan Academy are globalizing learning through the Internet. Social media is progressing in higher education and professors from the old training grounds may be losing in this changing environment.     With the handful of social media tools available, the best ones to use in the classroom environment are Twitter, which is a cross between instant messaging and…