Curriculum and Scheduling, Staffing, Materials and Equipment, and Facilities
Created by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council of Music Program Leaders
A task force comprised of members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council of Music Program Leaders (NCMPL) convened in 2020 with the charge of creating Distance Learning Opportunity to Learn Standards to supplement NAfME’s existing Opportunity to Learn Standards. The current OTL Standards were created by the NCMPL in 2014 to serve as a resource for teachers, teacher-educators, administrators, and school boards, providing information on what is needed to create and support effective music education programs in America’s schools. Guided by the 2014 Music Standards, OTL Standards can result in the promotion of high-quality music education for all students. The new Distance Learning OTL Standards specifically address what is needed at the basic and quality levels to support exemplary teaching and learning in the ever-expanding distance learning format within the field of of music education.