Illinois Music Education Association Conference, Peoria, IL
Presentation Companion Website (filled with at lot of helpful tools)
Have you heard of “Flipped” or “Blended” educational technology and wondered what such pedagogy could do for you and your students? Do you want to increase technology’s presence in your music classroom but don’t want to invest hours upon hours searching for tools and sites? Do you want to find new ways to reach each of your students’ specific needs in exciting ways? If so, then this session is for you.
During this session, music educators will experience first-hand how they can make use of “Flipped” classroom techniques for use in a music classroom where technology and traditional styles of teaching are blended together. In such “Blended” classrooms, teachers can provide specific and clear instruction with a high level of differentiation for their students. The session will cover ideas of website organization for use during class time and at home, Web 2.0 collaborative resources, webcasts/lesson videos, online video assessments, and classroom pedagogy for integrating these tools in an actual music classroom. This session builds upon concepts introduced at 2013’s “Just Flip It and Get It Out There” (however, no previous experience with “Flipped” or “Blended” technology pedagogy is necessary).
Music educators are highly encouraged to bring their computers so they can experience tech tips firsthand. Also, techno babble will be kept to a minimum, as to decrease techno fear and anxieties.