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GMUsicEd

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Job Opportunity

If you are interested in the following position, please contact Christine M. Tilkens via email at: Christine_m_tilkens@mcpsmd.org

Teacher, General Music, Woodlin ES, Long-term Substitute
Job Specific Information:  Long-term Sub (starting date 10/26/15, ending 12/23/15) 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
Under direction of the school principal, plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of individuals to ensure Success for Every Student. Supervises students in a variety of school related settings. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes. Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community. Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices. Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

CERTIFICATE LICENSE:
Meets Maryland state certification requirements in appropriate field of education.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of MCPS curriculum, techniques for integrating curriculum, MCPS policies, and effective instructional practices. Understanding of the teaching/learning process. Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education. Ability to infuse technology into curriculum. Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community. Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
Knowledge of MCPS curriculum, techniques for integrating curriculum, MCPS policies, and effective instructional practices. Understanding of the teaching/learning process. Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education. Ability to infuse technology into curriculum. Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community. Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
Job :  Music, Choral Music/General/Vocal
Organization :  Woodlin Elementary School 
Primary Location :  Silver Spring
Schedule :  Full-time | .875 (70 hours bi-weekly)
Working Months:  10 
Shift :  Day Job

Monday, September 21, 2015

Music Education Students Attend SMTE Conference

Doctoral music education students Angela Ammerman, Timothy Smith, and Margaret Woods attended the 2015 national Symposium on Music Teacher Education in Greensboro, North Carolina. The conference provided students with an opportunity to share ideas and network with peers from different institutions from across the country. According to Ammerman "It was interesting to see all of the research pertaining to student teacher identity and formation. A lot of the research findings can be applied to real-world teaching. The overall atmosphere for the conference was one of inclusion, equity and acceptance of diverse points of view." In addition to attending the conference, all three students presented research. Margaret Woods was a co-presenter in a session entitled: Making Your Garden Grow: A Framework for Implementing Student-led Laboratory Ensembles. Angela Ammerman and Timothy Smith presented a poster pertaining to student self-concept and and participation in music. According to Smith, "It was a remarkable opportunity to present research and make connections with colleagues with similar research interests. I found this to be extremely valuable as I begin to move forward with my dissertation."


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Music Education Program Presents at Conference

An important element in teacher preparation involves experiential learning. This is the basis for the latest presentation by the GMU music education department at the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) symposium held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Students entering the music education program at Mason are involved in Lab Ensembles as a part of their techniques courses (class woodwinds, class brass, class voice, etc.), and music methods courses (Instrumental Methods, Choral Methods, etc.). According to Brian Wuttke, Director of Music Education, "the rationale for incorporating lab ensembles into the curriculum arises out of the need to provide authentic live-on-the-podium experience prior to student teaching. Our session hopes to share our story with colleagues who might be interested in implementing student-led lab ensembles in their programs." Co-presenters for this session include: F. Wayne Taylor, Timothy Smith, and Margaret Woods.


PRESENTATION MATERIALS

LOGISTICS

LAB BAND

LAB CHOIR

LAB ORCHESTRA

LAB ENSEMBLE CONCERT PROGRAM
Cover
Inserts
Lab Orchestra Exemplar

Friday, September 11, 2015

Job Opportunities

The St. Ambrose School in Annandale, a Catholic school (PreK-8) in the Diocese of Arlington, is looking for a part-time music teacher. The days/times are Monday (all day) with a possibility to work additional hours on another day of the week. Contact Mrs. Angela Rowley (Principal) for more information. Ph. (703) 698-7171. Email: arowley@stambroseschool.org

Bridges, Harmony through Music, an educational program modeled after El Sistema, has multiple job openings in the area of instrumental and choral music. Visit their website and/or contact Bonny Tynch (Program Director) for more information. Ph. (703) 855-5624. Email: bridgesharmonythroughmusic@gmail.com