MIND THE GAP Episodes: Semester I
Episodes from Semester I are available on our YouTube Channel
June 30 – Interviewing, Pt. I: The District Level
July 7 – Interviewing, Pt. II: Local School
August 4 – Engaging the Student Musician
August 18 – Music Technology and Online Instruction, Pt. I
September 8 – Music Technology and Online Instruction, Pt. II
September 22 – Educational Professionalism & Ethics
October 6 – Music Instruction in High School
October 20 – Music Instruction in Middle School
November 17 – Marketing & Advocacy
December 1 – First Year Teaching Perspective
MIND THE GAP Episodes: Semester II
All sessions take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET via Zoom
January 5 – Quality of Life
January 19 – It’s All in the C(omposition) H(istory) And T(heory) – Creating Ensembles in a Virtual Environment
February 2 – Teaching Beginning Band, Choir, and Orchestra in a Virtual World
February 16 – Teaching Health and Wellbeing Part I – Creating Realistic Expectations Without Dropping Your Standards
March 2 – Recruitment and Retention Part I – Here, There, and Everywhere – Where are my students?
March 16 – Recruitment and Retention Part II – Looking Back, Looking Forward, Now What?
April 6 – Teacher Health and Wellbeing Part II – Leadership, Independence, and Anxiety – Transitioning to Professionalism
April 20 – Inside the Designer’s Studio: Marching Band Design, Production, and Budgeting
May 4 – Professional Marketing: Creating Your Teacher Portfolio and Interview Preparation
May 18 – Topic TBD
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Student Teaching: “Mind the Gap”
How, What, & Why – a practical webseries for young and future music educators, presented by Yamaha. A live series for music education majors whose student teaching experience was impacted by the novel coronavirus.
District administrators, music educators, principals, and fine arts administrators from districts around the country will make up the panels in each session.
Topics throughout the series will include:
- Rehearsal Pacing/Sequencing
- Classroom management
- Programming with contemporary issues in mind
- First-year teacher challenges
- Commissioning Composers
- Arts/Music Advocacy (Social Emotional Learning)
- Philosophy of Music Education
- Non-musical challenges facing first-year teachers
We hope this series will help student teachers “mind the gap” between their first classroom experience and student teaching amid COVID-19, and find support through the guidance of a network of mentor music educators.
Subscribe to the Podcast – Mind the Gap: For Young and Future Music Educators
Podcast version of the webinar, for listening on the go.