2017 National In-Service Conference

The NAfME National Conference is the only music education conference where you can connect and collaborate with music educators from all over the world. NAfME can offer tools and techniques to help your students learn and create in new and inspiring ways.

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Model ESSA State Plan: Louisiana

Louisiana’s accepted ESSA Plan highlights music and arts, including as part of Louisiana’s accountability system On Tuesday, August 15, the U.S. Department of Education approved Louisiana’s ESSA Plan. This plan serves as an excellent model for music education advocates on how music and arts can be key part of a state’s ESSA plan. As you work to influence your state’s final draft of its ESSA plan, here are some of the highlights from the Louisiana plan to bring forward as examples to share with your state leaders: Louisiana included music/arts…

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Clever Music Teacher Hacks that Will Make Your Year Amazing

  Clever Music Teacher Hacks that Will Make Your Year Amazing Getting ahead of the Time Crunch By NAfME Member Wendy Higdon   Article originally posted on On and Off the Podium   One of the universal truths about teaching, regardless of the grade level, content area or type of school, is that there are never, EVER enough hours in the day to get everything completed. Because I’m always feeling crunched for time, there isn’t much that makes me happier than when I discover something that saves minutes (or even hours) and allows me to…

On Affirming All Students

On Affirming All Students The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is dedicated to the making and understanding of music by all. As such, we strongly advocate for the inclusion of all students in music classrooms. Our mission, our vision, and our values cannot be realized in a world defined by the acts of terror and aggression that white supremacists displayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past week. Hatred has no place in our nation’s communities or schools, and the idea that any group is inherently superior to another is incompatible…

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