Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 12:00–1:00 | Room 310
Join MacPhail’s Tech Mentors to learn more about various music streaming services and other teaching resources. If your student wants to learn a pop song that you aren’t familiar with or find a good recording of a classical piece, this session will talk about how streaming music services can enhance your teaching. Whether it’s Spotify, iTunes, Pandora or Google Play, you’ll leave the session knowing the difference between these streaming services as well as how to learn how able to pull up music at a moment’s notice during your teaching.
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 12:00–1:00 | Room 126 — Complimentary lunch. Click here to RSVP by May 1
We all have a desire to learn, but have a preferred learning modality in how we best absorb, process, comprehend and retain information. These preferences are represented in four different overarching learning styles: auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and read/write. As musicians and teaching artists, we tend to be more auditory learners. With the infusion of technology, we have become a more visual society which can present a disconnect in how we, as musicians engage in learning and teaching others. In this discussion, we will learn about the four learning styles, discover what we are, and learn new strategies to best connect with our students and meet their individual learning style needs.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 1:00-2:30 pm | Room 126
Nicole Engel and Blaine Kelley are advocates and educators with OutFront Minnesota; Nicole in the Anti-Violence Program and Blaine in the Youth & Schools Program. This workshop will combine the expertise honed from both programs to address bias-based bullying among youth. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills to identify bias-based bullying, understand the impact of bias-based bullying, support targets, and intervene when bias-based bullying is occurring in our spaces.