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2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, or “Opuses,” will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand your toolkit of ideas, models, and activities: Amplify: Learning; Amplify: Innovation; Amplify: Involvement; Amplify: Inspiration; and Amplify: Technology. You can earn up to 30 hours of professional development by attending the conference. Justification Toolkit is now availableSponsorship opportunities are available.

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A Summer Bucket List for Teachers

A Summer Bucket List for Teachers Seven Ideas for “Self-Care” for Teachers By NAfME Member Richard Grennor This article originally appeared on “Dr. Grennor’s Music Academy” blog. Teaching can be one of the most rewarding jobs. Teaching can also be emotionally, mentally, and physically consuming. It is important for teachers to plan to enjoy their summer break by spending a few weeks devoted to activities outside of teaching. As a result, you will feel much better when you come back to work! What follows are some suggestions for a summer bucket list…


Music Technology Win in Senate Draft of Perkins Reauthorization

Music Technology Win in Senate Draft of Perkins Reauthorization The United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed its version of the Carl Perkins Act Reauthorization on June 26, 2018, with full bipartisan support.  The passage is a key victory for music education as this version of the Perkins Act includes mention of a well-rounded education (established by Sec. 8101 of ESEA/ESSA). If passed by Congress and enacted into law, school districts would need to provide detailed information on how they plan to use their federal career…

Fostering Independent Musicians in the Choral Classroom

  Fostering Independent Musicians in the Choral Classroom   By NAfME Member Karla McClain   My favorite sound in the whole world is when my entire choir is independently practicing sight reading. The buzz of young singers figuring out what the music on the page or on the board actually sounds like never gets old for me. It takes time and patience, and a lot of persistence, but it is so worth it to have students who are literate musicians.   Since I created the webinar “Fostering Independent Musicians in…

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