MusiCounts is in the early stages of developing MusiCounts Learn, a new Learning Resource Program. We are kicking this off by launching a blog series that will give music educators from across Canada a platform to share how they are adapting their teaching practice to an online or distance-learning environment, and to offer parents a place to discover new ways to facilitate music-making at home. Through sharing ideas, tactics, and challenges faced, MusiCounts hopes to create a space for teachers and parents to learn from each other. Everyone who contributes to the blog before June 1 will be entered for a chance to receive 1 of 5 SHURE USB microphones.
Who can submit a blog entry?
All K-12 educators who teach music in Canada are encouraged to participate. As well as all parents who are teaching their children music at home.
What format should my entry be?
Video and written entries are welcome. Videos can be up to 5 minutes long, and written posts can be up to 1,000 words. This doesn’t need to be anything fancy! Videos can be taken on your phone, and written blogs can be as detailed or broad as you like.
What should my blog entry be about?
You can discuss anything related to teaching music remotely or making music at home. This could include, but is not limited to:
- What can parents do to keep their kids engaged with music-making at home?
- What tools are you using to help facilitate remote music education? What works, and what doesn’t?
- How are you going about moving your music class online? What are the important considerations? What have you learned so far?
- What is the biggest challenge you’re facing as an educator right now, and what are your tactics for addressing this?
- What are the biggest challenges you’re facing as a parent right now, and what are your tactics (or dreams!) in addressing them?
- How can teachers and/or parents engage students with music education experiences who have limited internet access at home?
How do I go about submitting something for the blog?
Complete this short expression of interest form. Here you’ll be prompted to provide some broad information about your teaching, and your idea for a blog post. Then, MusiCounts will follow up with more details.
If you have any questions please reach out to Nick Godsoe at [email protected].