Demonstration of Kansas Music Teacher Standards
Kansas Music Standard #8: The teacher of music has skills in establishing effective music-learning environments.
- The teacher understands appropriate administrative, financial, management, organizational, and operational aspects of an overall music program.
- The teacher understands planning and implementation skills for music classroom instruction and performance at all developmental levels.
- The teacher understands use and implementation of appropriate technology for the music classroom.
- The teacher manages instructional time effectively through appropriately structured learning-activities, efficient transitions and pacing, balanced presentations of music education materials, and music for performance.
- The teacher develops strategies for a balance of auditioned and all-inclusive musical participation.
- The teacher incorporates technology in instruction.
- The teacher applies music assessment strategies that evaluate the program and ensure students’ continual improvement.
- The teacher operates and maintains musical instruments and equipment.
Regardless of knowledge or ability, a proper learning environment must be present in order for learning to occur. Like many other elements of teaching this requires a great amount of planning and preparation. These elements can help to alleviate many problems before they interfere with learning. Another element that must be present in or order for a classroom to be productive is an authoritative presence and awareness of what is going on at all times in the learning space. These elements must blend and combine in order for music teachers to properly direct and lead their ensembles and classrooms.
Band Handbook: This is a completed band hand book that with slight alterations can be used for almost any band program. It outlines expectations for all elements and activities involved in a year long band course.
Budget Proposal: This budget proposal is a break down of a five year year projection for music programing spending. Actual costs were researched and implemented. Completing this project has taught me a lot of the administrative efforts of running a music program.
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