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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Music Teachers Take the Lead in Their Own Evaluations

RESTON, VA (May 29, 2015)—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…

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Rep. Stefanik to Co-Chair STEAM Caucus

  Last week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that she will co-chair the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus alongside Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01).  Stefanik will be filling the leadership role that once was held by Aaron Schock, who resigned from Congress in late March after a disappointing ethics violation regarding misuse of federal funds. “I’m excited to work with Congresswoman Bonamici and the STEAM Caucus,” said Representative Stefanik in her press release. “By incorporating the artist’s perspective into the important work being done in the STEM fields, we can challenge our students to think…

Give Your Students the Creative Classroom They Deserve

Building a Climate for Creativity in the Classroom By: John Mills   Facilitating a climate of creativity in a music classroom is one of THE most important components of music education. When students are taught to create their own music, they take ownership of their educational experience.   Draw from what students already know and like. “What’s your favorite song?” “‘Wake Me Up’ by Avici.” “Great! I’ll play it on the piano. Everyone stand up and clap the big beat. “Cool. Now make up your own rhythm. Here’s an example.” “Nice…

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