Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources for Music Educators

Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music. We will be updating these resources frequently. 

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Considerations for Supporting Students’ Independent Projects

Considerations for Supporting Students’ Independent Projects NAfME Member Rachael Sanguinetti and Jonny Bonczyk   Students have musical interests that reach beyond the school curriculum. They create, perform, and respond to music in personal ways according to their individual interests. Music teachers can engage students in musical conversations, which can lead to students pursuing independent projects that allow them to interact with music in different ways. Having a music teacher involved can invite additional musical exchanges, explorations, creations, and learning for both parties. Further, such projects can support students in their…

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This Week in the States – Governors’ Budget Proposals

All 50 state legislatures will meet this year, with most of them convening in January. We expect COVID-19 to be the dominating topic at the state level with state finance and education budget debates being heavily influenced by the pandemic. Bill introductions are pouring in, and NAfME public policy staff members are reviewing sponsored legislation in all 50 states to identify the potential effects on music and arts education in 2021 and the coming years. A positive trend that we have seen thus far is in governors’ budget proposals for…

Digital Organization Tools for Music Educators

Digital Organization Tools for Music Educators Apps to Help You Organize and Plan By NAfME Member Robby Burns What are your teaching goals for 2021? These apps will help you organize your plan and your time. Every January, we reflect on our dreams for the coming year. For many, this might include some personal goals like spending more time reading or exercising. For others, it may take the form of professional and instructional goals. There are innumerable tech tools that can help you with this process, whether it includes brainstorming…