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Wednesday March 6 Deep Dive Workshops

Bringing Teachers and Students to the Next Level through Effective Assessment

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque - Room: Enchantment E

Are you struggling with how manage student assessment, especially in your larger ensembles? This workshop is designed to help school orchestra teachers deepen their knowledge of the value of assessment and basic assessment concepts through a variety of hands-on activities. Topics to be addressed in this session will include:  ASTA Curriculum and NAfME Standards connections; assessment approaches (including tips for quick and effective assessment); individual student assessment strategies; and district-level assessment considerations. This hands-on workshop will engage participants in analyzing student work and creating assessments, with a focus on designing rubrics to evaluate individual student proficiency.

Led by Margaret Berg, University of Colorado Boulder, and Denese Odegaard, National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

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 Highways and Byways: Options for Professional Advancement for Each Stage of Your String Teaching Career

Summer workshops. State and national conferences. Graduate degrees. Performance More...
Blair Williams, Texas Tech University; Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University; Liz, Dinwiddie Ashley Hall School Presider: Leonel Garza, Texas Tech University 07:00 AM08:00 AMPicirus
 Embedding a Chamber Music Program into the Private Studio

Add depth to your private studio by tucking in an oasis of chamber music once a year. The holidays offer the perfect time (and More...
Nissa de la Torre, Nissa's String Studio, LLC Presider: Margaret Miller, Colorado State University 07:00 AM08:00 AMCochiti
 It's All About the Bow: Building Musicians Through Bow Technique From The Ground Up

Bow technique may be both the most important and also the most overlooked aspect of string technique More...
Daniel Levitov, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Preparatory Presider: Juliet Wright, Pittsfield Public Scho 07:00 AM08:00 AMNavajo
 Monday Morning Strategies: Practical Ideas to Strengthen Your Orchestra

Designed for secondary school and youth orchestra directors, the session explores straightforward concepts that More...
Mark Laycock, Wichita State University Presider: Linda Veleckis Nussbaum, Carl Sandburg High School 07:00 AM08:00 AMAnasazi
 IT'S BACK ON - Yoga For String Players

All-levels yoga class designed for the needs of a string player.
Jeffrey Boga, Red Bank Regional High School for the Visual and the Performing Arts 07:00 AM08:00 AMTesuque/Zuni
 Shed and Shred

Edgar Gabriel will present a series of original rock etudes and exercises. The exercises can work on different technical levels from the intermediate to advanced student More...
Edgar Gabriel, Elmhurst College Presider: Denice Haney, Elmbrook Sch07:00 AM08:00 AMTaos
 8,000 String and Orchestra Teachers Can't Be Wrong! Best Practices in String and Orchestra Teaching from the String and Orchestra Teachers Facebook Group

Come learn how you can use soc More...
Gail V. Barnes, University of South Carolina, Andrea Meyers, Bud Woodruff Presider: Amber Peterson, Southwestern College 08:15 AM09:15 AMLeguna
 Learning Lab: Baroque for Beginners and Beyond

"Historically informed" interpretation of early music is not just an "extra" that advanced students can start to learn at the college lev More...
Rachel Barton Pine, concert violinist, recording artist; Enrique Vilaseco, Stevenson High School Presider: Tanner Otto, Ohio State University 08:15 AM10:30 AMSandia/ Santa Ana
 Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation in Your String Students: Mindfulness Techniques For The Studio and Classroom

Why does one student thrive regardless of external circumstances and another More...
Laura Talbott Clark, Oklahoma State University; Meredith Blecha Wells, Oklahoma State University; George Speed, Oklahoma State University Presider: Matthew Briere 08:15 AM09:15 AMPicirus
 Inclusion: New Ideas and Strategies

Including students with disabilities into the orchestra classroom can be beneficial for the ensemble and the director. This session will explore new More...
Elizabeth Chappell, University of North Texas Presider: Jennifer McKeeman, University of Texas at Austin 08:15 AM09:15 AMApache

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