2020

MMEA Mentoring conference


Sunday, September 20, 2020

 

     WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!     

1:00 pm – 1:45pm
Presiding  
Chris Sprague, MMEA President
Steve Litwiller, MMEA Mentoring Chair

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Teaching the ‘Uncomfortable’ Class & Motivating Students

1:45pm – 3:00pm

 
Presenting
Vanesa Miner, Fayette School District
 
Presiding  
Chris Sprague, MMEA President

  Music educators are often assigned General Music Classes in grades 6-12 that have students with   no music background and zero interest in performance. These classes are frequently a source of   discipline problems and anxiety for the band/choir/orchestra specialist with no background in how   to handle this classroom setting.  This session will provide suggestions for curriculum and   programming so these classes help build a musical culture in your school district.

 Dealing with students who often have zero background or no prior interest in music can be the source of discipline problems and frustration for teachers. The lack of preparation in college and the  lack of curriculum and resources compounds the issue. This session will give attendees tips and tricks to navigate the secondary general music classroom.

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Content Area Sessions

Content Area Breakout Sessions

3:15pm – 4:15pm

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Band Session

Vocal Session

K-12 Session

Elementary  Music Session

Strings Session

Steve Litwiller
MMEA Mentoring Chair
 
 
Shannon Crepps
Saeger MS, Francis Howell
 
 
Kyle Donnelly
Boonville High School

 

Brian Hartman
MMEA President-Elect
Liberty North Public Schools
 
Patrick Dell
MMEA Choral Vice-President
Fort Zumwalt South HS
 

 

Chris Sprague
MMEA President
Bradleyville School District
 
Vanessa Miner
Fayette School District
 
 
Leslie Chambers
Crest Ridge School District
 
Elizabeth Betts
Maysville School District
Shelia Baer
MMEA Elementary VP
Union School District
 
Renee Spencer
Missouri Southern St. University

 

 

 

Aimee Veile
MMEA Orchestra Vice-President
Jefferson City Public Schools
 
Joe Keeney
Lee’s Summit Public Schools

 

 

 

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If You Knew Then What You Know Now

 

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 
Presiding  
Chris Sprague, MMEA President
Steve Litwiller, MMEA Mentoring Chair

 

Veteran teachers will share their best tips and ideas for a variety of subjects, but it is also your chance to share what you’ve learned the first two months with your colleagues.  Some of your fellow first year teachers may have suggestions that have helped them.  If you have questions about anything, let us know and we’ll come back Monday with some answers!

 

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Monday, September 21, 2020
 

Content Area Sessions

Content Area Breakout Sessions

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Questions from Sundays presentations will be discussed and  ideas for the different classroom models will be discussed. These will in include: Fully Seated, Face to Face learning, Best practices for masking, singing/playing indoors, ways to handle equipment (stands, elementary instrument packets, etc.), Hybrid-days on/days off–Managing the technology, best platforms, tips and tricks for organization and rehearsals, Hybrid-some students face to face and some virtual all the time—Juggling the face to face mixed with virtual classroom.  What works for both groups? What doesn’t? How do you make it work for your class?  
Virtual Only- Effective use of  technology, best platforms, tips and tricks for organization, tricks to keep at home students involved, how to build community.



 

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Band Session

Vocal Session

K-12 Session

Elementary  Music Session

Strings Session

Steve Litwiller
MMEA Mentoring Chair
 
 
Shannon Crepps
Saeger MS, Francis Howell
 
 
Kyle Donnelly
Boonville High School

 

Brian Hartman
MMEA President-Elect
Liberty North Public Schools
 
Patrick Dell
MMEA Choral Vice-President
Fort Zumwalt South HS
 

 

Chris Sprague
MMEA President
Bradleyville School District
 
Vanessa Miner
Fayette School District
 
 
Leslie Chambers
Crest Ridge School District
 
Elizabeth Betts
Maysville School District
Shelia Baer
MMEA Elementary VP
Union School District
 
Renee Spencer
Missouri Southern St. University

 

 

 

Aimee Veile
MMEA Orchestra Vice-President
Jefferson City Public Schools
 
Joe Keeney
Lee’s Summit Public Schools

 

 

 

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Closing Thoughts

6:00 pm
Presiding  
Chris Sprague, MMEA President
Steve Litwiller, MMEA Mentoring Chair

 

“The Check Out!”

Keep in touch, stay safe, and GO CHIEFS!

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 January  27, 2021 – February 2, 2021

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