Posted on 04/27/2012 at 08:34 AM by Global Reach
As you look for professional development opportunities for your faculty in order to implement the Iowa Core Curriculum and its twenty-first century learning skills, We’d like to call your attention to the Iowa Comprehensive Musicianship Project (CMP), course offering through Grantwood AEA and online courses through Heartland AEA.
Fundamentals of Comprehensive Musicianship: Introduction or Refresher
This two-day course will provide an introduction or review of the CMP model of music instruction. The CMP model is a planning process that teachers can apply to any level and type of musical learning situation. The process leads to a program of teaching and learning which emphasizes the interdependence of musical knowledge and musical performance.
The CMP model is not a curriculum, but rather, a means to assist teachers in selecting good repertiore, planning effective classes, rehearsals, and concerts, clarifying long-range goals and short-term objectives, developing new teaching strategies, and applying appropriate assessments of the learning process. This work can lead participants to develop skill, knowledge, and affective outcomes that reflect greater depth and breadth and to couple those with more creative strategies and assessments.
Iowa Comprehensive Musicianship Project is dedicated to fostering music learning with understanding for students in grades K-16 in choral, band, orchestra, and general music settings.
Text Required: Shaping Sound Musicians, GIA Publication, Inc. 2003, ISBN #1579992110. Can be purchased from the instructor at class for $40.
06/09/2012 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
06/10/2012 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
K-16 Music Educators
06/01/2012 06:00 AM
• A materials fees of $ 60 is included in other fees.
• Total for non-credit $ 140
• Total for Renewal $ 140
• Total for Drake credit $ 225
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.
R, D-EDEX - 1 Sem. Hrs.
Participants are expected to purchase the required text. Shaping Sound Musicians, GIA Publication, Inc. 2003, IBNS #1579992110
The CMP Team provides in-depth professional development courses in Iowa that focus specifically on the needs of K-12 music teachers. We think that the Comprehensive Musicianship Project, geared to the needs of K-12 band, orchestra, chorus, and general music teachers, answers teachers’ and school districts’ needs to provide music learning experiences that are the result of outcomes, strategies, and assessments developed thoughtfully, rigorously, and specifically for the academic discipline of music.
CMP is a planning process that specifically addresses the development of units of instruction that result in higher-level thinking and authentic intellectual student work. Teachers can apply the CMP process with any level of music class or ensemble. The process emphasizes the interdependence of musical knowledge, skill, and affect. As you are aware, the Iowa Chapter 12 General Accreditation Standards state that “Music instruction shall include skills, knowledge, and attitudes and shall include singing and playing music; listening to and using music; reading and writing music; recognizing the value of the world’s musical heritage; respecting individual musical aspirations and values: and preparing for consuming, performing or composing.” Often, music classes are focused almost completely on the development of skills. CMP helps music educators to focus on the broader teaching palette outlined in the standards and assists them, by using the five points of the CMP model (music selection, musical analysis, outcomes, strategies, and assessment) in addressing all aspects of the standards in a manner that emphasizes depth and a high level of student engagement. In addition, the course proves helpful to teachers as they develop professional portfolios. Further, it places emphasis on a variety of writing activities within the general music classroom and band, chorus, and orchestra rehearsal settings, thus assisting in your district’s writing across the curriculum initiatives.
Another unique feature of the CMP workshop is that it is designed for band, chorus, orchestra, and general music teachers so your music staff can attend as a team. In the six years in which the workshop has been offered, several districts have sent all their music teachers. Not only were those faculty able to establish a more clearly articulated teaching process within their district but they were also able to create a more collegial and collaborative approach to their work together on behalf of students. In addition, CMP is an intensely practical course. Teachers will leave the CMP class with a well-constructed action plan for teaching a unit or piece of music that they have chosen to do with their students in the coming school year.
A second online component is being offered by AEA PD Online, a joint initiative by all of Iowa's Area Education Agencies.
Special Note: These courses are being offered by AEA PD Online, a joint initiative by all of Iowa's Area Education Agencies. These courses therefore use AEA PD Online's alternative fee schedule for license renewal and graduate credit. Transcripts and credit will be issued by AEA PD Online instead of Heartland AEA.
Creating your Comprehensive Musicianship Plan
Creating your Comprehensive Musicianship Plan is an online course for music educators who are new to the CMP process or want to refresh their skills using the CMP model.
This course will combine three major elements:
* Study the concept of comprehensive musicianship
* Research available resources for instruction
* Create rich instructional content using the CMP Model
Comprehensive musicianship strategies will be the basis for the course curriculum. In the comprehensive musicianship model (O'Toole, 2003), the teacher acts as a learning facilitator, posing tasks and lines of instructional inquiry based on music being performed. The performance medium is the textbook.
Comprehensive musicianship can be defined as theory applied to practice; knowledge and skill applied to practical music making. The various components of the class demonstrate and practice how to use the comprehensive musicianship approach for curriculum development.
Required text: O'Toole, P. (2003). Shaping sound musicians. Chicago: GIA.
Additional Suggested Texts: MENC Resource Guides or any other music education series that you use.
Using Technology to Teach Comprehensive Musicianship is an online course for current and future music educators. This course will combine three major elements:
* Study the concept of comprehensive musicianship
* Evaluation of technology tools available for instruction
* Create rich instructional content using technology
The "best practices" for online instruction create an active and student-centered environment. This course will introduce teaching strategies (combined with technology) that result in more in-depth learning for music students. This class will focus on incorporating the use of technology and online learning practices into the music classroom. Comprehensive musicianship strategies will be the basis for the course curriculum. In the comprehensive musicianship model (O'Toole, 2003), the teacher acts as a learning facilitator, posing tasks and lines of instructional inquiry based on music being performed. The performance medium is the textbook.
Comprehensive musicianship can be defined as theory applied to practice; knowledge and skill applied to practical music making. Technology integration is a tool to enable music teachers to incorporate this model effectively into their teaching. The various components of the class demonstrate how to integrate technology using a comprehensive musicianship approach for curriculum development. Other components also provide professional development opportunities specific to music educators using technology as the focus of instruction, and evaluation. These solutions help uncover the possibilities for technology applications in the music education classroom.
Required text: O'Toole, P. (2003). Shaping sound musicians. Chicago: GIA. Additional Suggested Texts: MENC Resource Guides or any other music education series that you use.
We hope you’ll encourage your faculty and colleagues to attend the CMP course and consider the other online comprehensive musicianship offerings. If you have questions concerning these CMP courses please contact Liz Fritz, Iowa Comprehensive Musicianship Project Team Member.