2020 Virtual Music Program Leaders Forum

 

November 4–5, Virtual Music Program Leaders Forum

The 2020 Music Program Leaders Forum will provide relevant professional development for music program leaders and district arts coordinators working in the K–12 school setting, aimed at establishing and growing networks of collegial support for those in the profession. The 2020 Forum will address:

  • Leading during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Maneuvering Distance Learning
  • Safety in the Face-to-Face Music Classroom
  • Recruitment/Retention of Teachers
  • Budgeting
  • Leveraging Resources
  • Systems and Structures for Professional Learning for Teachers

This event is for any music program leader, teacher leader, or aspiring leader. Detailed session information will be posted soon. Registration fee: $25 for NAfME members; $75 for nonmembers.

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Schedule

Day 1:  Wednesday, November 4, 2020

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. EST                  OPENING SESSION

Michael Stone, NCMPL Chair—Brief Welcome

Dr. Mackie Spradley, NAfME President, Opening Remarks

Introduction of NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders (NCMPL), followed by roundtable moderated by Michael Stone, NCMPL Chair

  • Judith Hawkins, Eastern Division Representative
  • Ann Davis, North Central Division Representative
  • Ann Medellin, Northwest Division Representative
  • Annamarie Bollino, Southern Division Representative
  • Martha Gabel, Southwestern Division Representative
  • Scott Burgener, Western Division Representative
  • Shawn Chastain, Member-At-Large Representative (Past Chair)
  • Heather Cote, Member-At-Large Representative (Past Chair)

12:05 – 12:45 p.m. EST                                  HOT TOPICS BREAK ”Conversations with Dr. James Weaver, NFHS”

Attendees will watch a short presentation by Dr. James Weaver on the topic of rehearsal and aerosol mitigation for the music classroom, followed by time to engage in conversation with Dr. Weaver and NCMPL Council Members.

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. EST                         KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Anne Fennell, Presenter, San Diego Unified School District

Keynote Address Title:  Our Hero’s Journey

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. EST                         SESSION 1:  Marc Greene, Presenter, Ithaca College

Professional Dispositions & the Music Educator: Encouraging an Effective Person as Well as an Effective Teacher

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. EST                         BREAK-OUT SESSIONS WITH THE COUNCIL

After a welcome back, attendees will be welcomed into break-out rooms hosted by NCMPL Council Members for conversation on the day’s topics.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. EST                         VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR DE-BRIEF

Shawn Chastain will host this social time during which attendees will join small break-out rooms for conversation and collaboration.

 

Day 2:  Thursday, November 5, 2020

11:00 – 11:05 a.m. EST

Michael Stone, NCMPL Chair – Brief Welcome

11:05 – 11:45 a.m. EST                    SESSION 2:  Timothy Bupp, Presenter, Spring Grove Area School District

Creating a Music Program that Uses Contemporary and Traditional Ensembles and Instruction to Reach All Students

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST                                  HOT TOPICS BREAK ”Conversations with Dr. James Weaver, NFHS”

Attendees will watch a short presentation by Dr. James Weaver on the topic of rehearsal and aerosol mitigation for the music classroom, followed by time to engage in conversation with Dr. Weaver and NCMPL Council Members.

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. EST                         SESSION 3:  Marcia Neel, Presenter, Retired Coordinator of Secondary Fine Arts, Clark County Public Schools

Inclusivity and Diversity in Music Education:  Programs that Engage Underserved Populations and Embrace Social-Emotional Learning—Marcia Neel, Presenter; Co-Presenters Bob Morrison and Julie Duty

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. EST                         BREAK-OUT SESSIONS WITH THE COUNCIL

After a welcome back, attendees will be welcomed into break-out rooms hosted by NCMPL Council Members for conversation on the day’s topics.

2:45 – 3:15  p.m. EST                      VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR DE-BRIEF

Shawn Chastain will Host this social time where Attendees will be in small break-out rooms for conversation and collaboration

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. EST                       CLOSING AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Michael Stone – Closing, Future Directions, & Forum Evaluation