White Walls, Blue Doors…Facing Juvenile Life

Originally posted by CEEAS – Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings Friends, It’s with both immense joy and profound sadness that I write this newsletter and ask you to take a few minutes to listen to the playlist of the top five songs from this year’s music and youth advocacy initiative, Unsung. My happiness stems from the attention…

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Seven Tips for Developing a Digital Music Classroom

Written by Gillian Desmarais (re-posted from EdSurge) I live for the spine-tingling synth solo or the foot-tapping disco beat. Electronic music has not only motivated my music teaching, but also provided a reprieve from my everyday stresses. I see the same passion within my students when they share their favorite Imagine Dragons song or play…

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Calling All Music Educators!

A unique and exciting professional development opportunity is coming to Orlando, Florida next month. Join your fellow music educators for Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students, November 6-10, where we’ll all come together to lead the music education profession’s direction, engage with colleagues and inspire one another to guide music students…

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Classroom Podcasting for the Middle Grades

Written by Monica Brady-Myerov*  Podcasting is exploding! I used to work as an NPR reporter, and eight years ago the industry was wringing its hands fearing the death of radio. What we didn’t foresee was the rebirth of interest in audio in the form of podcasting. Recent research indicates that 51% of the US population has…

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Soundtrap Partners with Make Music Matter!

Soundtrap for Education has partnered with Make Music Matter on a unique collaboration with Sweden’s national school project Make Music Matter! and ABBA The Museum. The project will start this September and run until 2020. The application is open until September 20, 2019 and approximately 300 schools have registered so far. More information can be…

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Soundtrap for Education and Listenwise Partner to Offer Professional Development for Podcasting to all Teachers

End-to-end Listening and Podcast Creation Tools for the Classroom are Easily Accessible to Teachers through Personalized Professional Development Soundtrap, a Spotify company, and Listenwise, a listening skills-building company, are partnering to combine Soundtrap’s easy-to-use audio and podcast creation platform with Listenwise’s audio news resources and step-by-step teaching pedagogy to give teachers the Professional Development tools…

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