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Dunedin Music Education PD Day – with presenters Katie Wardrobe and Susan West

September 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: St Clair School, 135 Richardson Street, St Kilda, Dunedin
When: Tuesday 20 September 2016
Cost:  Single workshop – $30 for MENZA members, $60 for non-MENZA members.
Two workshops – $50 for MENZA members, $80 for non-MENZA members.
Three workshops – $70 for MENZA members, $100 for non-MENZA members.


Workshop 1. Susan West
Outreach Music Engagement Program
11:00am – 12:30pm
Susan West will introduce the practice and theory of the Music Engagement Program for interested teachers. The workshop involves discussion of the ideas, multi-media examples, singing, applying the principles of ‘outreach’, and ideas for extending music learning through the approach. The workshop is also suitable for parents and other members of the community interested in helping spread simple, effective, music engagement in their families or more broadly.

12:30pm – 1:30pm: break for lunch (tea and coffee provided, please bring your own lunch)

Workshop 2. Katie Wardrobe
Notation on any device: Write Scores on your iPad, Chromebook, Mac or PC Laptop
1:30pm – 3:00pm
An introduction to Noteflight – the online notation software solution that works on all platforms. During this session, you’ll learn how you can use Noteflight in the teaching studio and classroom. Discover how quick it is to set up a score, enter notes, copy and paste music and transpose. Learn some tips and tricks and explore lesson plans and activities that you can use with your students.

Workshop 3. Katie Wardrobe
iPad projects for the Music Classroom – More Creative Ideas
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Another series of creative ideas for using iPads in the music classroom. Imagine a classroom wall filled with photos of students performing: as you walk past, you scan one with your iPad or Smartphone and the students magically come to life, playing or singing just like the moving photos described in the Harry Potter books. In this workshop, discover how you can use FREE tech resources to create your very own Harry Potter pictures. We’ll also look at using QR codes to link recordings, text, website links and online maps with physical printed items like worksheets and signs around your school: create engaging treasure hunts, quizzes and reinvent student assignments. Discover the best notation apps for students and learn how to flip your music class with whiteboard or screencasting apps like Explain Everything.

About Katie Wardrobe
Katie Wardrobe is recognised internationally as a music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers. She runs workshops, presentations and online training resources which focus on easy ways to incorporate technology – through a range of creative projects – into what teachers are already doing in their music curriculum.

About Dr Susan West
Associate Professor Susan West is the Artistic Director of the Music Engagement Programme at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan developed the innovative approach to music education, The Music Outreach Principle, a therapeutic approach that affects the musical lives of over 10,000 adults and children in the ACT, Australia. Assoc. Prof. West’s work has attracted both national and international interest. She has been recognized through various awards, including a National Children’s Week Award, an International Women’s Day Award and a citation for Teaching Excellence from the Carrick Institute. Most recently the Music Engagement Program was recognized for its excellence as a community outreach program through a national awards program run by the Music Council of Australia, as well as an Australian Volunteers Award.



September 20, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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