MAKING KEY CHANGES

GRADUATE COURSE

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Join Lori for this upcoming graduate course!

 

Instructor

Lori Schwartz Reichl

 

Course

Making Key Changes: Refresh Your Music Program

 

Credits

3 graduate credits

 

Description

Are you in search of mentorship and motivation? Do you need to recharge your teaching techniques for face-to-face and/or remote instruction? Discover a successful plan to organize efficiently, instruct skillfully, manage behaviors immediately, communicate clearly, and collaborate inclusively. Course assignments are developed with the intention of immediate implementation to your classroom/rehearsal space/program. Topics will include refreshing various parts of your program, such as an inclusive vision, mission statement, motto, handbook/syllabus, classroom management, rehearsal routines, behavioral plan, administrative support, recruitment/retention, collaborative performance opportunities, assessment, concert programming, organizational procedures, professional development, cultural diversity, and other topics relevant to participants' needs. Make key changes to refresh your music program!

The course is based on Lori's diverse experiences of teaching in rural schools, Title I schools, and a school assigned to corrective action; opening two new secondary schools (one in Pennsylvania, one in Maryland); supervising collegiate music education interns; and consulting for various school systems. She presents the thoughts, strategies, and techniques she employs in collaboration with all program stakeholders – students, families, colleagues, administration, and community supporters to ensure a positive, productive, and inclusive learning environment. The course is a creative mentorship and motivational approach intended to encourage reflection, inspiration, collaboration, creation, and ultimately – refreshment!

The course content is extracted from Lori's monthly column: Peruse the readings! 

 

Date, Time, Location

OPTION 1: The University of the Arts (6 meetings)

  • Week 1: Tuesday June 22 & Thursday, June 24 @ 10:00 am ET - 1:30 pm ET virtual

  • Week 2: Tuesday, June 29 & Thursday, July 1 @ 10:00 am ET - 1:30 pm ET virtual

  • Week 3: Tuesday, July 6 & Thursday, July 8 @ 10:00 am ET - 1:30 pm ET virtual

 

OPTION 2: VanderCook College of Music (8 meetings)

  • Week 1: Wednesday, June 9 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual

  • Week 2: Wednesday, June 16 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual

  • Week 3: Wednesday, June 23 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual

  • Week 4: Wednesday, June 30 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual

  • Week 5: Wednesday, July 7 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual

  • Week 6: Wednesday, July 14 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual

  • Week 7: Wednesday, July 21 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual

  • Week 8: Wednesday, July 28 @ 9:00 am CT - 12:30 pm CT virtual