Meet our facilitators!
Jostin Grimes

Jostin Grimes

Taylor Haun

Taylor Haun

Jess Kertz

Jess Kertz

Audrey O'Clair

Audrey O'Clair

Early Childhood Learning

Tuesday, September 8th – 3PM EST
Facilitator: Audrey

  • Who should attend this session? Teachers and administrators currently using or hoping to use Soundtrap for Education with our youngest learners.
  • What you should know before attending this session? This will be an interactive session and audience participation is encouraged.
  • What you should do before attending this session? Take this free online course.
  • What you will take away from this session? Implementation strategies and project ideas for primary aged learners.


Office Hours: Teachers & Administrators

Wednesday, September 9th – 1 PM PST
Facilitator: Jostin

  • Who should attend this session? Teachers and administrators currently using or hoping to use Soundtrap for Education
  • What you should know before attending this session? This will be an informal gathering of Soundtrap users.  We will answer your podcasting/music questions on a first come first serve basis.
  • What you should do before attending this session? Take this free online course.
  • What you will take away from this session? Timely answers to your Soundtrap specific questions


STEM/STEAM

Thursday, September 10th – 1 PM PST
Facilitator: Jostin

  • Who should attend this session? STEM and STEAM teachers who are interested in cross-curricular connections and incorporating podcasting into their classrooms.
  • What you should know before attending this session? This session will focus on incorporating  STEM and STEAM (K-12) related concepts and topics as we brainstorm ways to implement audio recording and music-making into the digital classroom experience.
  • What you should do before attending this session? Participants should bring at least one STEM/STEAM related concept that they plan to introduce and teach to students this fall as well as take our free online certified educator course.
  • What will you take away from this session? Participants will take away transferable skills, resources, and ideas from other teachers and educators to incorporate into student learnings in the fall to increase student engagement and collaboration.


Building Student Portfolios

Wednesday, September 16th – 4 PM EST
Facilitators: Jess & Jostin

  • Who should attend this session? Teachers who would like to learn more about how to integrate student portfolios into their planning.
  • What should you know before attending this session? How to navigate the Soundtrap studio and administrate your account on the Teacher Dashboard.
  • What should you do before attending this session? Take this free course.
  • What will you take away from this session? Sample structures for student portfolios, progress monitoring ideas, and a growing professional learning network!


Office Hours

Friday, September 18th – 3 PM EST
Facilitator: Audrey

  • Who should attend this session? Teachers and administrators currently using or hoping to use Soundtrap for Education
  • What you should know before attending this session? This will be an informal gathering of Soundtrap users.  We will answer your podcasting/music questions on a first come first serve basis.
  • What you should do before attending this session? Take this free online course.
  • What you will take away from this session? Timely answers to your Soundtrap specific questions


Office Hours – Teachers & Administrators

Monday, September 21st – 2 PM EST
Facilitator: Jess

  • Who should attend this session? Teachers and administrators currently using or hoping to use Soundtrap for Education
  • What you should know before attending this session? This will be an informal gathering of Soundtrap users.  We will answer your podcasting/music questions on a first come first serve basis.
  • What you should do before attending this session? Take this free online course.
  • What will you take away from this session? Timely answers to your Soundtrap specific questions


Soundtrap Article Club

Wednesday, September 23rd – 1 PM EST
Facilitators: Audrey

  • Who should attend this session? Teachers and administrators who are eager to meet NYCDOE educator Melissa Morris.
  • What should you know before attending this session? How to navigate the Soundtrap studio and administrate your account on the Teacher Dashboard.
  • What should you do before attending this session? Take this free online course and read this article that features Melissa’s solution for remote learning with her young musicians.
  • What will you take away from this session? Strategies and structures for supporting music students in remote/hybrid learning scenarios.


Soundtrap Masterclass Series #1 – “Play”

Thursday, September 24th – 12 PM CST
Facilitators: Taylor

  • Who should attend this session? Music educators looking for inspiration on how to use Soundtrap in various musical settings.
  • What should you know before attending this session? How to navigate the basics of Soundtrap.
  • What should you do before attending this session? Have created at least one project in the Soundtrap studio.
  • What will you take away from this session? Music making should be fun! Watch Lawrence and Taylor create a new song in Soundtrap in the spirit of play! See a new song come together live in this session and find creative stimulation in a playful approach to music teaching and learning. Come with an open mind and leave full of inspiration!


English Language Learning Webinar

Tuesday, September 29 – 3 PM EST
Facilitators: Jess

  • Who should attend this session? Teachers and administrators currently using or hoping to use Soundtrap for Education to support their English Learners
  • What should you know before attending this session? How to navigate the Soundtrap studio and administrate your account on the Teacher Dashboard.
  • What should you do before attending this session? Take this free online course.
  • What will you take away from this session? Strategies and structures for English Learners to succeed and improve their listening comprehension and speaking proficiency.


Music Office Hours

Wednesday, September 30th – 2 PM CST
Facilitator: Taylor

  • Who should attend this session? Music educators looking for inspiration on how to use Soundtrap in various musical settings.
  • What should you know before attending this session? How to navigate the basics of Soundtrap.
  • What should you do before attending this session? Have created at least one project in the Soundtrap studio. Create a list of questions to ask Taylor.
  • What will you take away from this session? Bring your questions and lesson plans to have some consultative time with Music Education Specialist, Taylor Haun.

***List is updated weekly.