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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Solutions Music Group Standards Boot Camp

Solutions Music Group Standards Boot Camp

January 10, 2015

Join us for an unforgettable professional development experience at the 2015 Standards Boot Camp, January 10! Enjoy a half day of intensive exploration and training alongside your peers, unwrapping and delving into the new National Core Arts Music Standards.

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Dear NAfME: How Can I Create Music Worksheets and Presentations?

Dear NAfME, “Okay, so this is a question I’m not sure I’ll get an answer for because it may require some to give up trade secrets, but I’m always in AWE of some of the worksheets/PowerPoint presentations I find on Teachers Pay Teachers. Obviously, with the PowerPoints, some are just very skilled with the animation tools, but with the worksheets, what program(s) can I use?” -Mari, Glenolden, PA       Answers from Music Educators:   “I use MusicEd font in Microsoft Word to make anything containing rhythm. No notation…

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Dear NAfME: Can I Teach My Students Coding Through Music?

Dear NAfME, The school library media specialist has approached me about collaborating on a unit involving coding (either on PC or iPad) and music. We are going to test run this with one 7th gr and one 8th gr GM class. Has anyone done this before? Ideas/resources? I am very techy, but have no experience with coding (other than playing around with Scratch for a grad class a few years back).  -Allison      Photo via Hootsuite   Answers from Music Educators:   “This sounds very interesting, I haven’t done…

Be Heard! Your Voice Matters

  Tell the U.S. Department of Education what you want in its proposed regulations on rating teacher preparation programs. Prevent a negative impact on music education programs, especially for future teachers hoping to work with underserved students. The comment period closes on February 2, 2015.   Rulemaking is an important part of the lawmaking process. It greatly affects how laws are implemented and, consequently, how they affect educators and other concerned parties. It also allows for the active participation of all concerned citizens.    NAfME Advocacy staff has prepared a…