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.
Insert a reflective essay describing your understanding of the content standard as a music teacher. Describe how you will make use of the content to plan future instruction. Reference specific evidence to support your reflection. Items you consider as evidence (artifacts) might be graded assignments or tests, journals, lesson plans, course notes, lesson reflections, observation notes of student response to instruction, etc. For each of the two or more artifacts, write a brief description of the artifact analyzing what you learned and how this artifact demonstrates your competence on the music teacheing standard. Then create a Hyperlink to the supporting document.
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