Digital Music-Making: Cross-Cultural Collaboration

One Canadian teacher brings teachers from Nigeria, Romania, US and Canada together under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Teaching sustainability helps our kids understand the world’s economic, social and environmental issues. Through this lens, my students and others like them around the globe are using music to promote a sustainable development agenda to…

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Introducing Soundtrap to Performing Arts Teachers

Huge shoutout to Stacey Wright, an Instructional Technology Integrator at Chesterfield County Public Schools. She has graciously shared with us her recent professional development presentation to their district Performing Arts Teachers. Read, learn, use, adapt, enjoy! Here is a link to make a copy via Google Slides. Thanks again, Stacey!  

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You Are Among Friends

Guest post by John Churchville. Mr. Churchville, a music educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan, reflects on his experience at the 2018 Association for Popular Music Education National Conference. Recently I traveled to a town just outside of Nashville, Tennessee called Murfreesboro to attend the Association for Popular Music Education (APME) National Conference. This yearly event…

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Planning Soundtrap PD in the Fall? Part II

Earlier this summer we posted Planning Soundtrap PD in the Fall? Part I which featured Education Specialist, Meredith Allen, breaking down her thoughts and solutions to problematic common teacher professional development practices. Now we’d like to follow up with some resources created by Jocelyn Kervin, a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher in Ontario. She has created an AMAZING…

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Planning Soundtrap PD in the Fall? Start HERE! (Part I)

What are the biggest problems with common teacher professional development practices and how can they be fixed? Aristotle said: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Sometimes I feel like our leaders miss this target when planning and facilitating professional development for educators. We are individuals. We learn differently from each…

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