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How do we guarantee and expand access to music education for every student in our school sites and classrooms, which could involve parents, administration, and other outside connections?

Program-Building in Title I Schools

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Friday, November 8, 9:15 – 10:15 AM

Andy Bower

This session will address the major challenges specific to working in schools in low-income communities. Attendees will hear about five major challenges of teaching in Title I schools and have opportunities to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions. By the conclusion of this session, attendees will have acquired several actionable steps to help them build a strong music program in a Title I school.

Technology for a College-District Lesson Partnership

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Friday, November 8, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Kathleen Melago & Jonathan Helmick

In this session, participants will learn how they can use technology and college partnerships across distance to expand access to students who may not currently have access to one-on-one instruction. We will highlight our partnership where university music education majors provide one-on-one lessons to students in rural, lower-socioeconomic school band programs through technology in very inexpensive and accessible ways that can easily be replicated by other programs.

Strategies for Teaching with Emergent Bilingual Students

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Friday, November 8, 2:45 – 3:45 PM

Denisse Santos

Many classrooms across the United States are becoming increasingly filled with students who are fluent in their own language but limited in their knowledge of English. Many teachers struggle to work with these students and are puzzled as to how to teach in ways they can understand. Emerging bilingual students can be provided with access and opportunities to participate in music classes and ensembles through several practical strategies presented in this session.

Diversity in Music Education

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Saturday, November 9, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Latrice Green

This session explores categories of diversity and how we can acknowledge the differences in our students and colleagues in an effort to make meaningful connections while effectively meeting the needs of diverse learners.

This Is What I Can Do—What Will You Add? Inclusive Ensembles

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Saturday, November 9, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Christine Lapka

Experience reverse inclusion as we start the session with students in choir who chant, sign, sing some of the pitches, “fill in” on a modified guitar, and improvise on harmonica. Participants will be asked to add their musical abilities to the group. During the process, we will work cooperatively to create a musical product. At the conclusion, participants will discuss the principles of reverse inclusion.