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42nd Annual MSBOA Conducting Symposium
Room: Amway - Ambassador, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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Conducting Symposiums have been offered to Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) members since 1975. The Symposium is held as a pre-conference event. Participants are videotaped as they conduct traditional band and orchestral repertoire followed by live comments from respected and experienced conductors, including Dr. David Thornton and Dr. Arris Golden from Michigan State University and Matthew Aubin of the Jackson Symphony. Our featured rehearsal ensembles this year are the Michigan State University Symphony Band and the MSBOA/MASTA Teacher Orchestra.

Automated Lesson Planning Using Google Forms
Room: DeVos - River Overlook AB, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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I will demonstrate how to set up a google form to create lesson plans which can save hours. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KnC41mSC8GyNGPV3qNMQvXe8sJBYjkvhWuoZdW_c-C0/edit?usp=sharing

CANCELLED - FlipGrid is Fantastic! Spend More Time Teaching, and Less Time Listening to Playing Tests
Room: DeVos - River Overlook CD, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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As you sit in class listening to playing tests do you wonder, IS THERE A BETTER WAY? Yes, yes my friend there is. Let me introduce you to FlipGrid, a free website and app for all platforms that will allow you to video record your students playing/singing, will organize them any way you choose, and will allow you to give video/written/points based feedback all in one place.

MMEA Elementary Gen. Music Workshop: Dance, Drum, Sing, Clap
  • by Denise Gagne, Musicplay Themes & Variations 
Room: JW Marriott - International Ballroom, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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Super Fun Folk Dances: In this session, you’ll learn folk dances from around the world that kids love!!! You’ll learn about world instruments, cultures and most of all, have fun dancing! Dances will be included from South America, Mexico, Britain, France, Germany, and from Canada. Buckets of Fun: Do you ever want to hit something? In this session Denise will share many lessons and strategies for using bucket drums, Beat Boards and Rhthm instruments to get kids creating, reading, and performing. Classroom management strategies for use with instruments that are really effective will be shared. Your handout will include songs, stories, lesson ideas. Stories that Sing: Making Music with Storybooks In this session, you’ll have fun bringing stories to life using songs, sound effects, instruments, and dramatization. You’ll discover storybooks to help teach many concepts in your music classes. You’ll create accompaniments for some of the children’s favorite story books and explore some story apps. These lessons are very engaging for your students! Rocking Music Reading: Teaching children to read and write music should be fun! In this session you’ll play floor staff games to teach letter names, play rhythm relay, rhythm race and more to teach rhythms, and you’ll have fun playing melodies with Boomwhackers. Hand Clap Games to Play, Create, Assess: Hand clap games are engaging for your students and fun to play and teach. In this session, Denise will share some favorite hand clap games, and ways to use them to get kids playing instruments, creating and learning to read/write music. She’ll share ways to modify the games for special students so all can enjoy participating. This is a fun session that all will enjoy!

MSVMA Choral Conducting Symposium
  • by Brandon Johnson, Eastern Michigan University 
Room: Amway - President Ford Ballroom, Time Slot: 09:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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20-minute sessions with six participant conductors, focusing on conducting and rehearsal technique. This pre-conference event will allow participants to conduct traditional choral repertoire with a featured rehearsal ensemble, and receive live feedback and instruction from a guest clinician. Teachers have the opportunity to apply as either a Conductor or as an Observer (reduced fee). College students may apply as an Observer. Both new and experienced choral conductors can benefit from observing or conducting. Our guest clinician is Dr. Brandon Johnson from Eastern Michigan University. Repertoire Covered El Vito, arr Joni Jensen Psalm 100, Rene Clausen Nigra Sum, Pablo Casals

Accessibility: Technology Compliance for the Music Classroom
  • by Ian Boynton, Redford Union Schools 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook AB, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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Learn how the ADA affects your classroom, how to assess your compliance and move towards better accessibility for all students. Topics discussed will include digital compliance, terminology/devices commonly found in IEP reporting, situations you find with special learners and more.

Box Office Open for Performance Ticket Sales and Will Call
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Room: DeVos Box Office Grand Gallery, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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DeVos Ticket Office Hours

MASTA Executive & General Board Meeting
  • by Dan Scott 
Room: Amway - Pearl, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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MASTA Executive & General Board Meeting

Tech for Sharing, Communicating, and Assessing
  • by Jeffery West, Lake Shore Public Schools 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook CD, Time Slot: 10:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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This session focuses on utilizing tools completing tasks in and out of the classroom. Attendees will have a chance to share ideas and learn new ways of increasing teacher productivity and increasing student engagement through the use of the Google Suite for Education and online applications.

Discussion: The 4 Cs of Digital Learning
  • by Denise Gulliver-Lewis, White Pigeon Community Schools, Ian Boynton, Redford Union Schools, Paul Shimmons, Farwell Area School, Joe Guarr, Hartland Consolidated Schools, Crystal Sherd-Chew, Constantine Public Schools and Burke Lokey 
Room: DeVos - River Overlook AB, Time Slot: 11:00 AM Thu 01/16/20

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This session is a Q&A session focused on the 4 C's of Digital Learning (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking) and their application in the music classroom. Attendees are encouraged to share strategies, lessons and assessments in addition to asking questions.

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