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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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Drum, Dance, Play the American Way!

Drum, Dance, Play the American Way Chris Judah-Lauder’s workshop “Drum, Dance, Play the American Way!” was an excellent example of the  true Orff teaching method: speak, pat, play. She took us through a warm up before we played the drums, beginning on our legs. Echo imitation, tremolos, discussion of tone, bass and side. We counted…
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Not Tuned at the Factory: Helping Students Become Self-Correcting Intonation Machines

Here are handouts from this intonation clinic.  

MMEA 2019 – Before Heading to the Repair Shop: How to Keep Rehearsal Going (Orchestra)

This highly recommended session was presented by Allan and Matt Wyatt of Wyatt Violin Shop (Indepence, Missouri).  They provided substantial knowledge regarding instrument care, useful measurements, and  “emergency repairs” to keep instruments playable until repairs can be done in a qualified repair shop. Specialized tools and supplies: Soundpost setter Peg dope Gluing clamps Prepared Hide…
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Intonation workshop

Here is some great information about tuning and how to improve the intonation of your ensembles.

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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A Question of Proportion and Ethics – Amplified/Electronic Sounds in Marching Band (Midwest 2018)

Here is the handout from a clinic at the 2018 Midwest Clinic regarding the ethics of synthetic sounds in live marching band performance/design.  While a good portion of the clinic involved demonstration and discussion, the handout has a great deal of information contained within it.  The clinic was not designed to answer any questions or…
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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