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School of Education
Joan Hager
(440) 826-2168, jhager@bw.edu

Summer Institute for Music Teaching and Learning
Lisa Manning 
(440) 826-8065, lmanning@bw.edu

Professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators are graduate level, non-degree courses designed to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge base in just a few days while adding credit toward license renewal.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION OFFERINGS

EDU 565-PD3 Mediation: Navigating the Conflict Around Us

This highly interactive three-day workshop will train attendees on how to be a successful mediator. Whether you are looking to develop your own skills for conflict resolution in the workplace (ANY workplace), add an incredible line to your resume, or just be a better listener in your own personal life, these sessions will provide you with a toolkit of invaluable communication techniques that can truly alter how it is you approach speaking (and listening!) to those around you.

Date: December 6-8, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: CIG 105/106
Instructors: Ken Schneck
Credit Hours: 1 graduate credit hour
Cost: $499

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC TEACHING AND LEARNING OFFERINGS

Providing high-quality professional development for music educators in workshops coordinated with Ohio Standards and contextualized for the music educator

All programs are offered for-credit for both graduate and undergraduate students. International students may register as a not-for-credit student and must call the Community Music School office at (440) 826-2365 to pay for their course between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday. International students are responsible for attaining their own visas.

Contact: 

Lisa Manning, Program Coordinator
lmanning@bw.edu
(440) 826-8065

Register

Summer 2017 Offerings

Rehearsal and Assessment Strategies for Innovative Instrumental Music Rehearsals

June 12 - 13, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Laura Joss and Jared Rawlings, Instructors; 1 credit; $195

With time at a premium and accountability concerns, music educators need refined, efficient rehearsal strategies and goal-setting that leads to age-appropriate, measurable objectives. Topics will include insightful rehearsal techniques, innovative instructional strategies and ensemble-focused assessment procedures. Participants will conduct and play in a laboratory ensemble to actively engage in all aspects of this content. 

Creative Music Teaching and Learning in Large Ensembles

June 19 – 22, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
William Bauer and Barry Hartz, Instructors; 2 credits; $390

This workshop will develop personal skills, teaching strategies and knowledge of repertoire and materials essential to integrating creative music making in bands, choirs and orchestras. Participants will be engaged in focused readings, discussions and musical activities to enhance the creative musicianship of themselves and their students. Topics will include ear-playing, improvisation, composition, the use of technology and other types of creative engagement through diverse musical genres. 

Modern Band: Popular Music Pedagogy

June 26 – 30, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bryan Powell, Instructor; 2 credits; $390

Exploration into popular music pedagogy and modern band through performance, composition, improvisation, informal learning and utilizing the Music as a Second Language (MSL) approach. These will be demonstrated through interactive lecture, performance and group interaction on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, technology and vocals. This course will include a trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, for which students will be charged a nominal fee.

On-campus housing is available upon request. 

Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level I

July 3 - 14, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
BethAnn Hepburn, Laura Webster and Nick Wild, Instructors; 4 credits; $780

Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement and Orff process. This is an AOSA-approved course.

On-campus housing is available upon request. 

Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level II

July 3 - 14, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Michelle Przbylowski, Laura Webster and Nick Wild, Instructors; 4 credits; $780

Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement and Orff process. This is an AOSA-approved course. 

On-campus housing is available upon request. 

Gordon’s Music Learning Theory: Applications to the Instrumental Classroom, Level 1

July 17 - 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Richard Grunow and Kathy Liperote, Instructors; 4 credits; $780, plus a $100 certification fee to GIML

Learn the theoretical framework behind Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. Participants will develop skills in diverse tonalities and meters, instrumental pedagogy, movement, improvisation and assessment. Applications will start on recorder and transfer to all wind, string and percussion instruments. This course is an approved PDLC through GIML. Please contact Dr. Marshall regarding options and requirements for this course. 

On-campus housing is available upon request. 

Gordon’s Music Learning Theory: Applications to the General Music Classroom, Level 1

July 17 - 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Herbert Marshall and Jennifer Bailey, Instructors; 4 credits; $780, plus a $100 certification free to GIML

Learn the theoretical framework behind Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. Participants will develop skills in diverse tonalities and meters, teaching a song repertoire, movement, improvisation and assessment. Applications will focus on K-5 developmentally appropriate music education. This course is an approved PDLC through GIML. Please contact Dr. Marshall regarding options and requirements for this course. 

On-campus housing is available upon request. 

West African Drumming, Song, and Dance, with Studies in the Music of the African Diaspora

July 17 - 21, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Josh Ryan, Instructor; 2 credits; $390

This course will draw on Professor Ryan’s experience as a student and performer of Afro-centric music and will involve participants actively drumming, singing and dancing. The focus will be on building participants’ familiarity and confidence in a few different West African and Afro-Cuban genres while learning strong drumming fundamentals and pedagogical techniques. 

On-campus housing is available upon request.