Event Title

Teacher Learning and Leadership Program for Experienced Teachers

Start Date

29-5-2011 10:00 AM

End Date

29-5-2011 10:30 AM

Description

This program, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, OTF and in conjunction with the Renfrew County Board of Education is an action research project designed to support generalist elementary teachers who are teaching music in their classrooms. In the Renfrew County District School Board, the French teachers have been given the added assignment of teaching the Arts curriculum. The teachers who are currently teaching The Arts, specifically music, have little or no experience either in the subject area itself, or in teaching music in a meaningful way to young students. There have been frequent requests for help; however it is difficult to share many years experience and education “on the fly.” The plan for this project is to help teachers become more comfortable exploring the music curriculum with their students in a way that will develop skills intended to increase their ability to think and act musically and with personal meaning. Often the school music teacher is a student’s first experience with formal musical training. Opening a world of creative, hands-on learning will help students make educated choices and strive for creativity and quality music both in school and out. Helping teachers open those doors gives all parties a chance to aim for that quality and give them the skills and understanding to make music their own. This action research project worked with 4 different teachers and their classes in 5 once a week sessions each. The teachers enthusiastically participated in a musical unit with each of their classes and were keen to continue the programs on their own and to seek out further musical experiences through workshops and courses.

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May 29th, 10:00 AM May 29th, 10:30 AM

Teacher Learning and Leadership Program for Experienced Teachers

This program, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, OTF and in conjunction with the Renfrew County Board of Education is an action research project designed to support generalist elementary teachers who are teaching music in their classrooms. In the Renfrew County District School Board, the French teachers have been given the added assignment of teaching the Arts curriculum. The teachers who are currently teaching The Arts, specifically music, have little or no experience either in the subject area itself, or in teaching music in a meaningful way to young students. There have been frequent requests for help; however it is difficult to share many years experience and education “on the fly.” The plan for this project is to help teachers become more comfortable exploring the music curriculum with their students in a way that will develop skills intended to increase their ability to think and act musically and with personal meaning. Often the school music teacher is a student’s first experience with formal musical training. Opening a world of creative, hands-on learning will help students make educated choices and strive for creativity and quality music both in school and out. Helping teachers open those doors gives all parties a chance to aim for that quality and give them the skills and understanding to make music their own. This action research project worked with 4 different teachers and their classes in 5 once a week sessions each. The teachers enthusiastically participated in a musical unit with each of their classes and were keen to continue the programs on their own and to seek out further musical experiences through workshops and courses.