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Opus 5: “Amplify: Technology”

Sponsored by TI:ME, Technology for Music Educators

Amplify: Technology – Teaching the Tech-Savvy Generation.

How do we integrate technology in a meaningful way that engages students and provides new opportunities that were never before possible?

This Opus, or learning track, will be led by John Mlynczak.

technologyJohn Mlynczak offers an extensive range of experiences in music education and is a frequent national clinician. Mr. Mlynczak is President of the Technology Institute of Music Educators and Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company. John is also an Adjunct Professor of Music Technology at LSU, a Graduate Instructor at VanderCook College, and a Google Level-2 Certified Educator. Mr. Mlynczak is a passionate advocate for music education and technology, serving on the NAMM State Advocacy Coalition, the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force, and is Advocacy Chairman for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Mr. Mlynczak holds degrees in music education, music performance, and educational leadership.

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Teaching the Tech-Savvy Student: Opening

Monday, November 12th, from 9:15 to 10:15 AM

John Mlynczak

Students today are highly engaged with technology, both at home and in school. How can we use technology to engage music students at all levels? John Mlynczak will discuss current trends in student technology, demonstrate how to integrate music technology lessons seamlessly into a music class at any level, and provide a range of ideas for incorporating technology to increase student engagement and retention.

Music Technology Applications for General Music

Monday, November 12th, from 10:30 to 11:00 AM

Meghan Endicott

This session will demonstrate using technology to differentiate your general music class through flexible grouping, varied strategies, and just-in-time direct instruction with personalized learning strategies.

Opus Goals Setting

Monday, November 12th, from 11:00 to 11:30 AM

John Mlynczak

Music Technology for Ear Training

Monday, November 12th, from 2:15 to 3:00 PM

Benjamin Guerrero

This session discusses how to teach electronic music classes while keeping music at the center of the curriculum. Topics include timbre, audio effects, MIDI programming, sound design, and identifying problems. Learn how to design curricula to align with students’ interests and developing aural skills. Learn about individual and group projects that can be incorporated into current curricula.

Flexible Tech in Use: Exploring Flipped Learning

Monday, November 12th, from 3:15 to 4:00 PM

Rachel Hahn

“Flipped classrooms” can allow educators to use class time for enhanced problem-solving, application, or in-depth review. This session shows how a flipped classroom can be introduced without large-scale curricular changes. Videos of flipped classrooms reveal how this method can be used to assess student needs and facilitate exploration, practice, and feedback. Interactive demonstrations and suggestions allow attendees to try flipped strategies and tools.

Meet the Makers 1—Music Creation

Monday, November 12th, from 4:15 to 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion

This panel will focus on some of the top music-creation applications and will allow participants to interface with the companies building these solutions.

Music Tech Playground Time

Monday, November 12th, from 5:00 to 5:45 PM

All Opus Presenters

This dedicated, hands-on tech time will allow participants to try out various technology solutions and apply the knowledge learned during the day.

Practice & Collaboration through Smartphone Recording

Tuesday, November 13th, from 8:00 to 8:45 AM

Sarah Mahoney

Using smartphone recording technology, students can record their practice and performances. At Puget Sound Music Academy, students use YouTube accounts to upload their practice and share feedback, providing motivation for further practice. Recording technology implementation encourages innovation, listening, connecting, and learning through self-evaluation and autonomy. Get to help with facilitating this process, and create “test” videos from your smartphone.

Leveraging Technology for Music Assessment

Tuesday, November 13th, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Daniel Massoth

This workshop will allow participants to evaluate the latest technology designed to assess musical performances. More importantly, discussions will be focused around guiding principles and philosophies of technology integration, including practical and efficient uses that lead to valid and reliable assessments.

Group Recap

Tuesday, November 13th, from 10:00 to 10:15 AM

John Mlynczak

Increasing Agency & Inspiring Creativity through Technology

Tuesday, November 13th, from 2:15 to 3:00 PM

Mary Lynn Doherty, Nicole Chopp

This session offers an opportunity to engage with Raspberry Pi and Makey-Makey technology in small groups on Projects Designed (an outline of a curriculum for 4th and 5th graders) and generate discussions on what may be possible in the future. Led by a technologically-savvy first-year teacher and her music education professor who is learning new skills, this session allows both techies and novices to discuss the potential for greater student engagement and empowerment.

Music Technology Applications on the Web

Tuesday, November 13th, from 3:15 to 3:45 PM

Alex Ruthman

Explore some of the amazing software tools from New York University’s MusEDLab. See https://musedlab.org/about

Meet the Makers 2—Music Performance and Assessment

Tuesday, November 13th, from 4:00 to 4:45 PM

Panel Discussion

This panel will focus on some of the top music performance and assessment applications and will allow participants to interface with the companies building these solutions.

Music Tech Playground Time

Tuesday, November 13th, from 5:00 to 5:45 PM

All Opus Presenters

This dedicated, hands-on tech time will allow participants to try out various technology solutions and apply the knowledge learned during the day.

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"My membership in TI:ME has changed my life. I was originally trying to integrate technology in my music classroom with little knowledge other than information that I had researched. When I discovered TI:ME, I FINALLY had access to resources that I could immediately use. I was able to network with other professionals and get advice. My TI:ME membership has enabled me to learn more - and teach my students using music technology. If you haven't signed up for TI:ME - it's about time!."

ER - Columbus, Ohio
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