TMEA Pre-Conference Schedule Details/Times

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


    Tricks to Make Instructional Videos Engaging
    Stephen Cox
    Room 210

    We are all aware of how difficult it is to keep students' attention. If you don't take the extra time to make sure your class videos are engaging, you can defeat the entire purpose of making them.  In this enjoyable clinic, Cox will show you some tricks to make your classroom videos more engaging and fun for your students.  This will include example videos, filming technique demonstration, and some editing demonstration.

    Inspiring Creativity and Community with Technology
    Julianna Mateyko, Presented by MusicFirst
    Room 212

    Composition technology, from browser based notation software to DAWs to iconic sequencers, allows students of all ages to break free from staff paper and traditional notation and create music. Using the cloud based tools and integration of the MusicFirst Online Classroom, session participants will compose, create, and share, so bring your own device!

    Save Your Voice: Make Portable PA work for you!
    Ryan DiPietrantonio, Presented by Samson
    Room 213

    What’s the difference between microphone, instrument and speaker cables? Which mic works best? Where should my speakers go? And how to make it all work in your classroom.

    Discover Yamaha Technology In Music Education Solutions
    Tony Escueta, Presented by YamahaRoom 210

    Music Education has long been at the heart and soul of Yamaha.  Yamaha product specialist Tony Escueta will take you on a guided tour of all the free educational resources Yamaha has developed to effectively teach music with technology including iPad apps, websites and blogs, music labs, Steinberg software, PA solutions, and remote learning.

    Using Technology with the Feierabend Approach
    Dr. Missy Smith Strong and Amy Burns
    Room 212

    Dr. Missy Smith Strong and Amy M. Burns team up to show how technology can be used with the Feierabend approach. Dr. Strong and Burns will demonstrate how technology can enhance assessments, organization, creativity, and composition within the Feierabend fundamentals, including the First Steps program and Conversational Solfege. Participants will also get to experience and learn more about the Feierabend approach. This session is perfect for any elementary music educator who uses the Feierabend materials, or is curious about the approach, or would like to know how to use technology within that approach.

    From Concept to Creation - Studio quality recordings on your iPad & Mac
    Cody Cloe, Presented by Apogee Electronics
    Room 213

    Join Apogee Electronics in demonstrating practical classroom applications for recording. This session will feature creative concept to finished tracks, for both iPad & Mac, using real world tools featuring Apogee Audio Interfaces.

    Assessing Musicians With Google Forms Quizzes
    Patrick Lollis
    Room 210

    Use the new quiz features in Google Forms to create free, auto-grading quizzes for your students. Questions and answers can be shuffled automatically, and you can include images, sound clips, and/or video with your questions. Students can even study their wrong answers on the results page!

    Instrumental, Theory and Ear Training Software for 24/7 Teaching and Assessment
    Kord Taylor, Presented by eMedia Music
    Room 212

    Your computer has ears! Software tools wed proven pedagogy with an interactive approach to help students to practice and make your assessments easier. Students study a complete curriculum as the computer listens to their quizzes and performances to provide you with their progress. We will cover guitar, piano, and vocal instruction; music theory; ear training, and tools for creating custom lessons.


    Device Management in a Mobile-Friendly Music Classroom
    Graham Hepburn, Presented by Quaver Music
    Room 213

    You understand the powerful promise of mobile devices in your classroom, but it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the devices and all the things that could go wrong! How you incorporate and manage devices in your classroom can either enhance or distract from your existing teaching goals. See how Quaver’s Student Interactives serve to facilitate extension activities, assessment, and personalized learning no matter what devices are in your classroom. Attendees will walk away with tangible tips for managing classroom technology and encouraging true interactivity in their lessons.


    What’s New in Notation- Steinberg’s Dorico
    Greg Ondo, Presented by Steinberg
    Room 210

    As a student working to discover your own voice as a composer through an exploration of existing styles, genres, and techniques, you need an adaptable and efficient tool at your fingertips to facilitate your musical development.  As a teacher producing assignments, arrangements for student ensembles, or assessing submitted work, you need a tool that has the same sophisticated understanding of music that you do.Join Steinberg presenter Greg Ondo to learn about this exciting new development in the world of notation and receive a 30 day free trial version.

    Less Talking, More Doing!: iPad based curriculum centered on MUSIC MAKING for all types of secondary general music classrooms.
    Seth Pendergast
    Room 212

    Are you struggling with ways to make & compose meaningful music in your secondary general music class (general music, theory, music appreciation, etc.)? Often, we use technology to learn ABOUT music but the iPad affords students with little experience the opportunity to MAKE music. Learn about practical, easy-to-use activities for playing, composing and interacting with music in meaningful ways on iPads, iPhones & iPods. Activities will range from playing along with Stravinsky to composing with EDM. Resource packets w/ activities provided.

    Musical Mult-Selves: Technology and Comprehensive Musicianship
    Radio Cremata
    Room 213

    The musical multi-self is several single selves digitally musicing with themselves. Live-loopers, multi-trackers and blended live performers are embracing this phenomenon. Multi-self oriented music education might provide educators a platform towards developing students’ comprehensive musicianship. Come discover innovative lesson plans, project ideas, assessment strategies and more!

    Go GREEN! 5 Collaborative Project Ideas Using Green Screens
    Cherie Herring
    Room 210

    Go GREEN with your team! Are you hungry for engaging collaborative project ideas for grades 1-4? Discover how to use GREEN SCREEN TECHNOLOGY with a 50-States commercial jingle, an animal diorama soundscape, the Chubby Checker infomercial twist, demonstrating musical form with the Sabre Dance, or riding the dancing sound waves to turn on the STEAM. Bring your iPad and let's DoInk together.

    If I Only Had Time
    John Mlynczak, Presented by Noteflight
    Room 212

    Ask yourself what would you do if you had more time? Would you incorporate music creation, learn new technology, and engage students in collaborative projects if you only had time? This session will demonstrate how to efficiently integrate short music creation lessons into your current schedule, allowing for students to engage in active music creation and increased musicianship.

    Live Sound & Recording: It’s more than plugs and faders
    Mark Lochstampfor
    Room 213

    Music educators are typically asked to run the live sound equipment and record the school events, but often lack the training to do this. After all, they are music educators, not audio engineers. This session demonstrates how to create a quality live-sound and recording venue.


    Assessment: A Creative Approach
    Stephanie Sanders
    Room 210

    Assessment. How do we have meaningful assessments in the music classroom and how do we know that students really understand beyond being able to perform a scale or pass a test? Sanders will present ideas for non-traditional assessments that help us assess skill and understanding of subject matter and push student creativity and innovation.

    Personalized Learning: Make Music Fun & Engaging!
    Megan Endicott
    Room 212

    See what all the fuss is about on personalized learning and how elementary music teachers can get on board and incorporate personalized learning through best practices, teaching strategies, and seamless technology integration.

    Sibelius for Education
    Gary Atkins, Presented by Avid
    Room 213

    This session will go over the newest features in Sibelius 8.5.1 and also cover some Sibelius basics. In addition, this session will explain why Sibelius is the best choice for educators and aid in the understanding of the differentiators from the competition.

    Digital Time Management for the Music Teacher
    Robby Burns
    Room 210

    Teachers spend too much time staring at computer screens checking email, scrambling to complete logistic tasks, and organizing documents. Technology is supposed to help us get work done, but often it is just one other thing in our way. Learn to harness the power of task management, calendar, and other productivity apps so that you can spend less time doing busywork and more time teaching music!

    Interactive Options for the K-5 Music Classroom
    Denise Gulliver-Lewis
    Room 212

    No interactive board in your classroom? No problem! There are options available that can work for you with as little as a computer, projector and teacher iPad. Learn what to consider before choosing, hardware/software combinations and which questions you need to ask your IT department beforehand. Lesson ideas and choosing technology to suit your budget and teaching style will also be discussed.

    Recording from Mobile to Desktop with IK and PreSonus
    Micah Blouin and Daniel Boatman
    Room 213

    IK and Presonus have generously donated an iRig recording interface and Studio One software for every TI:ME conference attendee. Now, how do we use it?!? This session will demonstrate how to easily record your students on mobile using the iRig, and how to use Studio One on Mac on PC.

    TI:ME Technology Extravaganza

    5:00-7:00 PM

    Free drink tickets for bar, door prizes, and special presentation:
    Technology Is Changing All the TI-ME!

    Technology in education allows us to teach students in a more efficient and interactive manner than ever before; however, also presents additional challenges of learning to navigate the ever-changing landscape of education technology.  John Mlynczak, TI-ME President, will present the current trends in music technology in order to assist educators in making well-informed pedagogical decisions. This session will outline the most useful music technology solutions and products, and discuss the benefits of joining the TI-ME music technology community.

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