Grade Level: Middle School (6-8)

Student Creation with Augmented & Virtual Reality

FETC 2019 Description: Learn skills such as animating student created VR content, annotating 360 images, 3D modeling, and student help stations or tutorials using a variety of AR tools. Lastly, explore how 360 cameras such as Theta 360, Nikon KeyMission, and Google Cardboard camera can be creatively integrated in the classroom. The increase in accessibility of…
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Digital Portfolios-From Google to Bulbapp

From FETC 2019: Come see how simple and helpful it is to create a Digital Portfolio using Bulbapp. These portfolios are student-owned, allowing the students to take pride in their work. Bulbapp allows the use of text, images, embedded video, and other multimedia to make the portfolio both unique and professional. All subject areas now…
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Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

FETC Session description: With the vast disparities of inequity that have existed for centuries, all that is known about how students learn, and the predictions regarding the world that our students will face tomorrow, utilizing a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is educational malpractice. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a…
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Intonation workshop

Here is some great information about tuning and how to improve the intonation of your ensembles.   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2cpm5gculivquwr/AAB6NaMZufguLm-c_BpRVHrha?dl=0&preview=4+-+EEi+Update+Flyer+Digital.pdf https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2cpm5gculivquwr/AAB6NaMZufguLm-c_BpRVHrha?dl=0&preview=3+-+EEi+Brochure+sm.pdf https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2cpm5gculivquwr/AAB6NaMZufguLm-c_BpRVHrha?dl=0&preview=2+-+Smith+Tuning+Clinic+Supplemental.pdf https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2cpm5gculivquwr/AAB6NaMZufguLm-c_BpRVHrha?dl=0&preview=1+-+Smith+Intonation+Handout.pdf

Motivating the Musical Mind (Midwest 2018)

Dr. Andrew Poor presented this clinic at Midwest in 2018.  I have interacted with him in the context of DCI in the past.  He is a brilliant educator and musician, and offered a great deal of helpful information in his clinic and handout, linked below.  Included in the handout are web links to several documents…
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Band – Beginning Horn Students Handout (Midwest 2018)

Here is a handout from a clinic I attended at Midwest in 2018 regarding the first days of instruction for beginning horn students.  This represents a well-crafted, methodical approach to the instrument with young students.  There is some good ‘food for thought’ contained within the document. Day_One_Handout_F_HORN_FINAL_2018.original.1544556824

STEM to STEAM Presentation

Katie Fisher and Aaron Money presented at the State Education Agency Directors for Arts Education National Conference in September. The presentation spoke to resources that Liberty School District has for Arts Integration and STEAM. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10Engx0ya1_EduUfp8ONbGnq4B2hIQmS0s30B_NF7iDM/edit?usp=sharing

STAM 2018 Conference Resources

I was happy to be able to attend my first STAM conference this week. There were many great Speech and Theatre sessions to attend and I came away with some wonderful resources to share as well. I have created a STAM 2018 Google Folder where supporting materials for Speech and Theatre can be found. Some…
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MO Learning Forward Conference

The session, “Cool Tool Duel” by Lees Summit R-7 School District.  This presentation include tools that supported; critical thinking, formative assessments, active engagement, & feedback.  The presentation style was very engaging and a great way to preview a large number of tools and strategies.

10 Tools Every New Teacher Needs

Here is an ISTE webinar called 10 Tools Every New Teacher Needs. Some free and some paid. 1. GSuite 2. Flip Grid 3. Twitter 4. Padlet 5. Adobe Spark Suite 6. Piktochart 7. Buncee 8. Nearpod 9. Explain Everything 10. Playposit extra: Read and Write Google extension. http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p2ysyv1kt1tk/