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Around the World In 80 Beats with Kate Bright12/17/19
Estabrook School
117 Grove Street, Lexington, MA 02040
The New England Orff Chapterhttp://www.neaosa.org/workshops.html
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Music Education and Special Needs Study GroupWinter 2020
Berklee College of Music- Boston campus. All sessions will be live-streamed over our WebEx platform and recorded for asynchronous participation.
Berklee College of MusicThe Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs is proud to announce the 2020 Music Education and Special Needs Study Group for music educators throughout the United States. This one-of-a-kind educator professional development opportunity offers both in-person and remote participation options so that anyone anywhere can attend the sessions, gain valuable knowledge, and learn strategies for reaching every student in the music studio, classroom, and ensemble settings. Those who are interested can earn 15 professional development points (PDPs) from Massachusetts from participating. https://www.berklee.edu/berklee-institute-arts-education-and-special-needs/music-education-and-special-needs-study-group
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Instrument Repair Clinic1/10/2020
Senior District Rehearsal
Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA
4:30-6:00
FREE
NED/French MusicA band directors guide to proper diagnosis, professional maintenance, and basic repair skills that you can take back to your classroom. Parts of the clinic will be interactive and there will be repair oriented prizes given out!! Instruments included in the clinic will be: Flute, Oboe/Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, and Euphonium/Tuba.For more information please contact Brian Spignese at PD@northeasterndistrict.org
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Active Music Making and the English LearnerGordon College
Friday, January 24 | 6:40–9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gordon College Graduate Music Education ProgramThe music classroom can be full of rich language experiences that allow students the opportunity to soak up English as they sing, dance and play instruments. In this interactive course, participants will learn about the issues surrounding students who come to our schools with limited English proficiency. Participants will have the chance to experience and practice strategies for music classes that will help students practice English as they learn and rehearse musicianship skills. General music classroom repertoire examples will be provided to illustrate and practice proven strategies for EL students. Participants will bring in music and texts relevant to your own teaching in general music and chorus, band and orchestra settings for K-12. For an assessment, participants will create a modified lesson plan to accommodate ELs. This workshop satisfies the license renewal requirement related to English as a Second Language (ESL) for Massachusetts public school teachers.

https://www.gordon.edu/winterworkshops
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Mixed Choirs: Breaking Barriers to SuccessGordon College
Friday, January 24 | 6:40–9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gordon College Graduate Music Education ProgramThis workshop will challenge participants to overcome the myths that keep singers and directors from achieving their highest potential in the mixed choral classroom. By moving beyond resumed limitations of adolescent singers, the clinician will focus on practices that promote success, encompassing upper elementary through high school singers. Attendees will experience strategies first-hand by participating during the session, and will also view recorded examples of singers demonstrating techniques in the classroom and in performance.

https://www.gordon.edu/winterworkshops
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Navigating Access and Accommodation for Diverse Learners in the Music ClassroomGordon College
Friday, January 31, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gordon College Graduate Music Education ProgramThis workshop will explore information and strategies for making the music classroom and ensemble accessible for those students who learn differently. Characteristics of common learning challenges (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delays, Physical challenges and Social-emotional challenges) and the implications for the music setting will be discussed. Strategies for adaptation and accommodation will be explored. Environmental structure, adapted materials, along with communication and behavioral strategies will be discussed in order to make the classroom and ensemble settings more accessible and user-friendly for all students. The workshop will provide an opportunity for teachers to create materials, share challenges, problem-solve solutions and celebrate successes, resources and examples of adaptations available for participants. This workshop satisfies the licensure renewal requirement related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.

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Teaching and Learning with Technology in the Music ClassroomGordon College
Friday, January 31, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gordon College Graduate Music Education ProgramThis workshop will help participants develop a clear strategy about how to best incorporate current technologies into an existing or new music curriculum. Topics include e-portfolio use for student assessment, YouTube in the classroom, iPad and iPhone apps, developing websites for your class, cloud-based music notation projects, Soundcloud uses and applications, working with MIDI files, and basic audio editing. Based on an assessment of participants' level of comfort and experience with music classroom technology, additional topics may include integrating film and video game music projects, syncing music notation projects to video, and intermediate audio editing techniques and mashups. This workshop will take place in Gordon College's MUSIC INNOVATION LAB–now one of the most sophisticated and student user-friendly music teaching and learning technology settings among New England Colleges and Universities. Each participant will have their own individual workstations with an Apple computer and piano keyboard.

https://www.gordon.edu/winterworkshops
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Cultivating Artistry on the Podium: Promoting Collaborative Music Making When Conducting InstrumentalistsGordon College
Friday, January 31, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gordon College Graduate Music Education ProgramDesigned for instrumental ensemble directors, this hands-on workshop gives participants the opportunity to learn and practice conducting techniques and rehearsal strategies for leading student ensembles of all levels. Participants are asked to bring their primary instrument in order to form a workshop ensemble that each participant will conduct. Explore models of leading and communicating that promote students' ability to play expressively, responsively, and cooperatively, and gain insights from perspectives shared by elementary, middle and high school conductor-educators from across the country. Conducting sessions will be enriched by workshop discussions covering related topics such as repertoire selection and score study.https://www.gordon.edu/winterworkshops
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Working with English Learners in the Music Classroom1/4/20 & 2/8/20 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Registration closes: 1/4/2020
EDCO CollaborativeThis course will focus on helping teachers truly integrate ELs into Music classroom activities by ensuring that they understand directions and can effectively communicate with other students in the class. The course will give participating Music teachers an overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with specific reference to designing Music lessons that are inclusive and meet the needs of ELs. Designed specifically for Music teachers, this 15-hour course will satisfy the requirement that all educators, including Music teachers, must have 15 hours of professional development in teaching English Learners (ELs).https://courses.edcollab.org/public/Course/browse?courseid=28032
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Orff Materials Resource Exploration2/1/20
Estabrook School
117 Grove Street, Lexington, MA 02040
The New England Orff Chapterhttp://www.neaosa.org/workshops.html
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Art Curriculum Framework Professional Development Series2/11/20 (10:00am-3:00pm) - lunch on own
3/18/20, 6/8/20 (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Snow Dates: 2/26/20, 3/23/20

CREST Collaborative
9 Branch Street, 1st Floor, Methuen, MA 01844
Contact: Louis Martinez, Northeast Lead
northeastartambassadors@gmail.com
DESEThe series is comprised of a two-hour DESE-developed introductory online course to provide participants with an understanding of the major shifts in the new Framework, followed by 8 hours total of in-person sessions that examine the major components of the new Arts Framework as they apply to practice. Participants engage collaboratively with authentic hands-on tasks that unpack the artistic practices and content standards.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mMTkayC-xncsmg691ay3EcndGhWyhObc/view?usp=sharing
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MMEA All State Conference3/5/20-3/7/20
Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center
Boston, MA
MMEAThe annual All-State Conference features as many as 120 sessions, several concert hours and casual concerts, and is attended by more than 800 music educators and 500 of Massachusetts' top student musicians performing band, orchestral, jazz and choral works.

http://www.massmea.org/newsevents/all-state-conference
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Process With Purpose: Using Language to Address Music Concepts3/14/20
Estabrook School
117 Grove Street, Lexington, MA 02040
The New England Orff Chapterhttp://www.neaosa.org/workshops.html
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Instrument Repair Clinic3/25/20
Junior District Rehearsal
Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA
4:30-6:00
FREE
NED/French MusicA band directors guide to proper diagnosis, professional maintenance, and basic repair skills that you can take back to your classroom. Parts of the clinic will be interactive and there will be repair oriented prizes given out!! Instruments included in the clinic will be: Flute, Oboe/Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, and Euphonium/Tuba.For more information please contact Brian Spignese at PD@northeasterndistrict.org
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The Moving Classroom4/4/20
Estabrook School
117 Grove Street, Lexington, MA 02040
http://www.neaosa.org/workshops.html
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NAfME Academy: Professional Development WebinarsOnlineNAfMEThe National Association for Music Education (NAfME) strives to provide music educators and education leaders with engaging professional development opportunities to support best practices. The Academy allows educators to access the relevant professional development they need to further enhance their teaching and serve the needs of students through dynamic and effective materials and learning opportunities. https://nafme.org/community/elearning/
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Free WebinarsOnlineVSA International NetworkPlease click on the link to see a list of upcoming and archived webinars presented by the VSA (formerly Very Special Arts). These webinars are education and arts focused.http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/webinars.cfm
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