During the month of September, we will be sponsoring a couple of webinars specifically devoted to the concept of online teaching. These are not going to be music specific, but are going to be from vetted leaders in the field of online education.
Starting in October, we are going to be hosting a regularly scheduled series of happy hour chats for each strand of teaching. These are meant to serve two purposes: for you to check in with your colleagues to get some ideas on teaching practices, but also for our members to share with their peers any positive teaching experiences and lessons!
These will take place in the afternoon and evenings, and should be considered as standing invites: we hope that you can add them to your calendar and join in when you are able to.
Finally, we are not going to be sponsoring a one-day conference in November as in previous years. We hope that this ongoing professional development will be more effective for you!
This is just the beginning of what we want to offer all of you, and will continue to provide this service through the school year. As you’ve heard many times this summer, We are changing the “how” not the “what”. If you’ve run into any type of roadblock in helping to support your re-opening plans, PLEASE REACH OUT! Contact Erin Kauppila at if you are in need of anything to help you with your Pandemic School Reopening. We may be able to provide you with human resources or materials that can aid in this new way of teaching.