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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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Managing Multiple Technology Platforms and Systems in Your Music Instruction

  Taming Technology Managing Multiple Technology Platforms & Systems in Your Music Instruction   By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A.   As you use more and more technology in your teaching, you might find yourself eventually intertwined in a technological web of software, hardware, apps, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, interactive white boards (IWB), etc. As part of their functionality, these devices and applications interact with one another using a variety of computer platforms and systems. This point of contact can be daunting for most users. How do you manage…

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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…