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Welcome to the MacPhail Music Learning Lab, the go-to professional development resource for MacPhail Center for Music faculty members.

On this page you will find a comprehensive list of professional development events.

Our blog, LabReport, features a wide range of MacPhail faculty-generated content, posts by guest bloggers, and excellent content drawn from around the web.

The MacPhail faculty is rich with ideas. Our hope is that every idea worth sharing from every individual and gathering at MacPhail will find its way onto the Learning Lab website.

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Professional Development Events

 
 
Idea Exchange | The Crescendo Program: Growing to Reach the Goal
Presented by Irina Elkina, MacPhail piano faculty member and coordinator of Crescendo for Piano
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 126

This presentation will demonstrate how the goal-oriented format of the Crescendo Program results in powerful student engagement. The Crescendo program encourages and promotes student growth at all stages of musical development and aims to develop well-rounded musicians. Following the structure of the Crescendo levels helps set benchmarks for the advancement of musical skills. Come and learn the specifics of the program and hear about student success stories. Get advice about how participating in the Crescendo Program can enhance and supplement your teaching approach.  

 


 

 
Idea Exchange | Notation Software & Apps
Presented by Tech Mentor, Jeremy Hanson
Friday, October 6, 2017 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 310

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Idea Exchange | The Performance Indicator: How Performances Can Enhance Student Progress
Presented by Timothy De Prey, Tamra Brunn & Friends
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 12:30–1:30 | Room 126

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Seymour Bernstein Visits MacPhail Center for Music
Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11, 2017
 
Click here for complete details about this exciting series of events.

 

Key Faculty Presentation | So Your Student Has a Spinner? How to Focus the Fidgeting for Optimal Success & Learning
Presented by Melissa Wenszell
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 10:00–11:00 | Room 127
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 12:30–1:30 | Room 125

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Idea Exchange | Telling a Story with Music
Presented by Sarah Miller
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 127

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Idea Exchange | Best Adjudication Practices
Presented by Jon Iverson
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 11:30–12:30 | Room 108

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Key Faculty Presentation | From Macro to Micro: Planning Your Year of Lessons
Presented by Tamara Gonzalez
Friday, January 12, 2018 | 10:00–11:00 | Room 127
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 12:30–1:30 | Room 127

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Idea Exchange | Creating Educational Videos
Presented by Andy Meyers
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 12:30–1:30 | Room 126

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Idea Exchange | Favorite iPad Apps to Enhance Teaching
Presented by Tech Mentors, Jeremy Hanson & Heather VanderLey
Friday, February 16, 2018 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 310

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Teacher Rejuvenation Day
Friday, March 2, 2018

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Idea Exchange | Overview of Online Notebooks; Evernote, Google Drive, Notability & OneNote
Presented by Tech Mentors
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 12:00–1:00 | Room 126

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Key Faculty Presentation | Individual & Group Teaching Demonstrations with Discussion
Presented by TBC
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 10:00–11:00 | Room 127
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 12:30–1:30 | Room 127

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Idea Exchange | Creating Schedules with Doodle, Acuity and Google Forms
Presented by Tech Mentors & Guests
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 106

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