Berklee College of Music - ABLE Assembly
Apr
12
to Apr 14

Berklee College of Music - ABLE Assembly

 The ABLE Assembly promises to be an exceptional professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, engage in hands-on experiences, explore new research, and learn from each other.  

Clinic Title: Tight on Goals, Loose on Means

Clinicians: Audrey O'Clair and Gillian Desmarais

Description: By placing those with accessibility needs at the center of our instructional design, we can create opportunities that allow ALL learners to present their learning in ways that are meaningful and appropriate.  We should all strive to create learning experiences that allow each student to create and express their work in ways that highlight their strengths and abilities, not their weaknesses and struggles. The flexibility of tools like Soundtrap provides robust, creation opportunities to address learning while still allowing freedom in how that learning is expressed.  In this session, participants will use design thinking frameworks to explore the ways in which Universal Design for Learning, technology tools, mobile devices, and solid instructional design can deepen learning experiences and engagement for all.  

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California Music Education Conference
Feb
14
to Feb 16

California Music Education Conference

  • Fresno Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nurturing the “Non-Musician” - Connecting Contemporary Interests With Traditional Methods

Traditional music ensemble retention of 18% nationally, has left 6.5 million students with a “non-musician” status. Reliant on curriculum standards and assessments, it has become challenging for music teachers to sustain enrollment. This session emphasizes a curriculum based on assessable ear training, basic music theory and music creation within digital audio workstation (DAW) software and web-based applications. Participants will receive access to detailed lesson plans, tutorials and acceptable technology resources.

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Illinois Music Education Conference
Jan
23
to Jan 26

Illinois Music Education Conference

  • Peoria Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nurturing the “Non-Musician” - Connecting Contemporary Interests With Traditional Methods

Traditional music ensemble retention of 18% nationally, has left 6.5 million students with a “non-musician” status. Reliant on curriculum standards and assessments, it has become challenging for music teachers to sustain enrollment. This session emphasizes a curriculum based on assessable ear training, basic music theory and music creation within digital audio workstation (DAW) software and web-based applications. Participants will receive access to detailed lesson plans, tutorials and acceptable technology resources.

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Rhode Island College - Presentation and Technology Demonstration
Apr
19
8:00 AM08:00

Rhode Island College - Presentation and Technology Demonstration

3-Hour Presentation and Demonstration for the Rhode Island College Music Department

Clinic Title: Future of Music Technology: Web-Based Music Applications for Music Collaborative Process

Clinician: Gillian Desmarais

Description: The purpose of the session is to establish and encourage undergraduate students to use music technologies in their daily practices and teaching. The session will incorporate cloud-based technologies as well as utilize midi-instruments and practical lessons for the music technology classroom. Students will walk away with a list of potential tools for their music making and ideas for how to use these tools in their future classroom. Cloud-based collaborative music of Berklee College of Music Chee-Ping Ho, Singapore saxophonist Fabian Lim, and the Pioneer Charter School Select Choir will also be included.

Instruments and materials for the presentation are sponsored by MMMaven Electronic Music Production & DJ School in Boston, MA. 

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Berklee College of Music - APME Assembly Conference
Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

Berklee College of Music - APME Assembly Conference

Presenting as Co-Clinician for Berklee College of Music ABLE Assembly Conference. Clinic Title: Tight on Goals, Loose on Means. 

Clinicians: Audrey O'Clair and Gillian Desmarais

Description: By placing those with accessibility needs at the center of our instructional design, we can create opportunities that allow ALL learners to present their learning in ways that are meaningful and appropriate.  We should all strive to create learning experiences that allow each student to create and express their work in ways that highlight their strengths and abilities, not their weaknesses and struggles. The flexibility of tools like Soundtrap provides robust, creation opportunities to address learning while still allowing freedom in how that learning is expressed.  In this session, participants will use design thinking frameworks to explore the ways in which Universal Design for Learning, technology tools, mobile devices, and solid instructional design can deepen learning experiences and engagement for all.  

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Massachusetts Music Educators Conference
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Massachusetts Music Educators Conference

  • Seaport World Trade Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Clinic Title: Future of Music Technology: Web-Based Music Applications for Music Collaborative Process Part 2

Clinicians: Berklee College of Music Professor Chee-Ping Ho and Gillian Desmarais 

Description:  Two sessions this year will be featured at the Massachusetts Music Education Conference. For both sessions, we will focus on how to use web-applications in classrooms K-Collegiate. It is vital to be incorporating technology in the classroom more than ever! Included in the presentation will be a list of applications separated by age-level, device and how they relate to the Massachusetts Common Core Standards. 

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