Technology Institute for Music Educators
Helping Music Teachers Integrate Technology Since 1995
TI:ME is a 501-c3 Non-Profit Educational Organization

TI:ME Level I Courses

 

TI:ME 1A – Basic Skills in Music Technology

 

The objective of Basic Skills in Music Technology is to impart practical skills and knowledge to In-service teachers to allow them to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning. The course is divided into three sections: notation software, music production software, and the use of electronic musical instruments. The format of each section alternates presentations with class activities, many of which serve to assess student progress. Satisfactory participation in class activities and the successful completion of several final projects are required for certification.

 

TI:ME 1B – Technology-Assisted Learning and Digital Media

 

Participants in this course will learn about a variety of digital media and technology-assisted teaching and learning tools that can be used to support their music curricula. Participants will connect to and use instructional materials from the Internet. Students will also learn to author multimedia projects which include text, graphics, video, and sound in the digital domain. Participants’ progress will be assessed through completion of class assignments, and, at the discretion of the instructor, assignments completed outside of class time.

 

TI:ME Level II Courses

 

2A Courses (Choose one from the following):

 

Notation Software:

 

The objective of Music Notation Software (TI:ME 2A) is to impart practical skills and knowledge to In-service Teachers to allow them to integrate music notation software effectively into teaching and learning. The course covers in-depth skills in music notation software, and students will learn MIDI theory pertaining to music notation software input and playback. Students will leave with the necessary knowledge to make critical judgments about the appropriateness of selected music software and hardware for particular educational applications and various computer platforms. The format of course alternates between presentations and class activities, many of which serve to assess student progress. Satisfactory participation in class activities and successful completion of multiple final projects are required for certification.

 

Advanced Sequencing

 

The objective of Advanced Sequencing is to impart practical skills and knowledge to In-Service Teachers (ISTs) to allow them to integrate MIDI and digital audio sequencing effectively into teaching and learning. The course covers in-depth skills in sequencing, and ISTs will learn both MIDI theory and digital audio theory pertaining to sequence recording, editing, and playback. ISTs will leave with the necessary knowledge to make critical judgments about the appropriateness of selected music software and hardware for particular educational applications and various computer platforms. The format of the course alternates presentations with class activities, many of which serve to assess student progress. Satisfactory participation in class activities and successful completion of multiple final projects are required for certification. The prerequisite for this course is basic computer skills including using a computer keyboard, and using a mouse for pointing, clicking, dragging, and some exposure and experience in the use of any sequencing software. TI:ME Course 1A Electronic Instruments, MIDI Sequencing and Notation is strongly recommended as preparation for this course.

 

2B Courses (Choose one of the following):

 

Multimedia Authoring

 

Multimedia Authoring (TI:ME 2B) covers the creation of multimedia for the music classroom. In-service teachers who complete this course will create and use multimedia presentations and interactive lessons which are appropriate for the K-12 music classroom. ISTs will incorporate digital multimedia files including text, graphics, video, sound, and music into presentations and will incorporate interactivity into music lessons. Software to be used in the class will include a presentation program and either a stack-based or time-line authoring program.

 

Interactive Web Programming

 

The objective of this course is to impart practical skills and knowledge to In-service Teachers (ISTs) to allow them to integrate Internet authoring effectively into teaching and learning. The course covers the creation of web sites for the music classroom. ISTs who complete this course will create web sites that include lessons and resources appropriate for the K-12 music classroom. ISTs will incorporate digital media including text, graphics, video, sound, and music into their projects. Software to be used in the class will include a professional level Web authoring program and software needed to edit media files. The format of course alternates presentations with class activities, many of which serve to assess student progress. Satisfactory participation in class activities and successful completion of final projects are required for certification. This course meets one third of the coursework requirements for Level Two TI:ME Certification. Prerequisites for this course include completion of both TI:ME Level 1 courses OR equivalent experience.

 

Digital Media

 

Digital Media (TI:ME 2B) covers the creation of multimedia files which may be integrated into Internet and multimedia projects, or which may stand alone as educational products (DVDs, CDs, etc.). In-service teachers who complete this course will develop multimedia in every area including text, graphics, sound, and video. The materials developed will be appropriate for music instruction in the K-12 classroom. Software to be used in the class will include programs for creating and editing text, graphics, sound, and video. A multimedia presentation program will be used to tie elements together.

 

The format of the course will alternate presentations with class activities in which student progress is assessed and in which the material presented is reinforced. Evaluation will be through written homework, completion of class assignments, and the submission of a final project demonstrating techniques learned in class. This course meets one third of the coursework requirements for Level Two TI:ME Certification. Prerequisites for this course include completion of both TI:ME level 1 courses OR equivalent experience.

 

Digital Audio

 

Digital Audio (TI:ME 2B) covers various techniques for recording, editing and storing sound. Entry level and professional recording equipment will be used. All audio projects will be burned to CD or other high quality medium but sounds will also be converted to compressed formats such as MP3 for use on the internet. Inservice teachers (ISTs) who complete this course will create several recordings with mixing occurring in analog and digital realms. The materials developed will be appropriate for music instruction in the K- 12 classroom. Software to be used in the class will include programs for recording in one pass, for recording and editing two tracks, for recording and editing multiple tracks, and for burning to CD or other high quality medium. The format of the course will alternate presentations with class activities in which student progress is assessed and in which the material presented is reinforced. Evaluation will be through written homework, completion of class projects, and the submission of a final project demonstrating techniques learned in class. This course meets one third of the coursework requirements for Level Two TI:ME Certification. Prerequisites for this course include completion of both TI:ME Level 1 courses OR equivalent experience.

 

Advanced Digital Audio

 

Advanced Digital Audio (TI:ME 2B) covers advanced techniques for recording, editing, and storing sound. Professional recording equipment will be used. All audio projects will be burned to CD or other high quality medium but sounds will also be converted to compressed formats such as MP3 for use on the internet. Students who complete this course will create several recordings with mixing in analog and digital realms. The materials developed will be appropriate for music instruction in the K-12 classroom. Software to be used in the class will include programs for recording in one pass, for recording and editing two tracks, for recording and editing multiple tracks, for bouncing down from multiple tracks to a stereo and/or dual mono files, and for burning to CD or other high quality medium. In addition the software to be used in class will allow the integration and synchronization of digital video to audio. The format of the course will alternate presentations with class activities in which student progress is assessed and in which the material presented is reinforced. Evaluation will be through written homework, completion of class projects, and the submission of a final project demonstrating techniques learned in class. This course meets one third of the coursework requirements for Level Two TI:ME Certification. Prerequisites for this course include completion of both TI:ME Level 1 courses OR equivalent experience.

 

2C Course (This course is required for TI:ME Level II Certification):

 

Curriculum Integration

 

Students will use knowledge acquired from the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Level I and Level II courses (or equivalents) and integrate it with the creation of standards-based lesson plans. Each lesson plan created will pertain to one of the technology competency areas as specified by TI:ME and should be appropriate for use in the participantsʼ courses or other music-related curricula.

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