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June 5, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Fun Music Theory Games integrated with the computational thinking part of the new Digital Technologies curriculum and other cool music and tech stuff.

Music & Digital Technology

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Music Education Otago invites you to a workshop that combines elements of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum with Music.

Our presenters:

Judith Bell

Judith Bell leads the music programme at Chisnallwood Intermediate School in Christchurch, teaching performance music groups including rock bands, jazz bands, orchestra, percussion, Irish, ukulele, as well as a popular theory club, a computer music course and sound tech training. She is also is a mentor for MusicEdNet (Music Technology). Her work developing ways to integrate music learning with the new Digital Technologies Curriculum has led to workshop opportunities in Australia, Lithuania, USA, Scotland and Switzerland.

Professor Tim Bell

Tim Bell is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury. His “Computer Science Unplugged” project is widely used internationally. Tim has received many awards for his work in education including the international 2018 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education. Since 2008 he has been actively involved in the design and deployment of the Digital Technologies Curriculum in New Zealand schools. He also plays on instruments with black and white keyboards!

Workshop Content:

Judith will share some of the successful and fun learning activities and games she uses at the popular after-school Chisnallwood music theory club. There will be a focus on activities that integrate elements of the new Digital Technologies curriculum with music learning related to theory. Some of these activities use computational thinking in an unplugged way, with sorting networks and Beebots. Judith will also share fun demo lessons for teaching music using Scratch. Tim will then be available to answer your Digital Technologies Curriculum questions, while Judith will delve into more music games, based on the interests of attendees. It is optional to bring a laptop with Scratch installed.

Workshop Details:

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018

Time: 4.00 – 6.00pm (afternoon tea from 3.30)

Venue: St Clair School, 135 Richardson Street, Dunedin

Cost: $20 per teacher (all proceeds to Chisnallwood Jazz Band trip funds)

Register by following the link https://goo.gl/forms/n3LhSdDMoPONkJvO2 by Friday 1 June

Please pay by direct debit to: a/c 03 1726 0031089 00 a/c name – Music Education Otago with references ‘Music-Tech’ and ‘School Name’

For further information contact Alison at acaldwell@stclair.school.nz



June 5, 2018
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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St Clair School
135 Richardson Street, St Kilda
Dunedin, New Zealand
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