Sponsored by the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) www.ti-me.org
SoundTree, Soundbeam UK, and TI:ME invite you to join us at one of our FREE* one-day Soundbeam workshops offered in the northeast US. Our workshops are designed for music educators and therapists who are interested in exploring how the Soundbeam system provides a medium through which even profoundly physically disabled or learning impaired individuals can become expressive and communicative using music and sound.
For folks who are new to the Soundbeam system, the workshop offers a wonderful opportunity to learn how the Soundbeam can be used in your own classrooms or therapy sessions. For current owners of the Soundbeam system, this workshop offers a chance to sharpen your Soundbeam skills.
The morning session of each workshop is Working with the Soundbeam 5. This session will include an introduction to what the Soundbeam is and how it works, and provide a working knowledge of how to navigate and use the system. The afternoon session of each workshop is Pracitcal Applications of the Soundbeam 5. This session will cover case studies and examples of the Soundbeam being used as a therapy device and used in the general music classroom.
To register for a Soundbeam workshop, simply click on this link. Act 48 continuing education credit hours available for Pennsylvania educators – be sure to include your PA DOE Professional Personal ID below.
*All Soundbeam workshops are free EXCEPT for Friday, November 12th at The Penn Stater Hotel. The Penn State workshop will cost $20 and includes a full lunch buffet and coffee/snack breaks during the workshop. Payment details for The Penn Stater workshop will be sent via email upon registration.
One week ago, SoundTree hosted the first ever completely online, live conference on music technology. Over 300 people attended 20 sessions, presented by some of the best clinicians in the field. For many attendees, this was the first time they had attended a webinar. While there were some technical glitches for a few, the vast majority were able to participate in a truly interactive event.
Each of the “rooms” where presentations were held had live bloggers hosting backchannel discussions about what was being covered in the sessions. Transcripts of these discussions can be found by visiting http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/metosonlinesummit.htm. In addition to this coverage, all of the sessions were recorded and will be available by November 1st on the METOS 2010 homepage. To access these recordings, you will need to click on the session title in the schedule, and the recording will come up for viewing.
Immediately following the event, a survey was sent out to all registrants to garner feedback on the event. There has been a terrific response, and we plan on implementing some of the suggestions and addressing the handful of criticisms to make our next online conference opportunity even better. Thank you all who participated in METOS 2010. We were certainly pleased with the end result and we are already planning a similar event in February of 2011. Stay tuned for more information.
As you may be aware, the METOS 2010 Conference is quickly approaching. This Monday, October 11th, SoundTree will be hosting the first ever completely online, live music technology conference. If you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible. Registration closes tomorrow, October 8th at 10am EDT.
As part of the event, four music technology bloggers will be covering the event live and will be hosting the “backchannel” for the event. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, backchannel is basically a stream of comments about what is going on in each session that anyone can add their thoughts to. In a way, it’s a bit like passing notes during class except everyone gets to see them. PA Music educator and avid blogger Tom West, has written a post that includes all of the information that you need to participate in this aspect of the event. Additionally, if you are on Twitter, you can add the hashtag #metos2010 to your posts to join the conversation.
Each room for the METOS 2010 Conference is being hosted by the following music education bloggers:
SoundTree Room: Andy Zweibl http://musicedmajor.net/metos10
ATMI Room: Justine Dolorfino http://education-sms.net/portfolio/metos-2010-atmi-room-landing-page/
MENC Room: Tom West http://thomasjwestmusic.com/metosonlinesummit.htm
TI:ME Room: Andy Ritenour http://futuremusiceducators.net/metos2010
All of the posts and comments generated during the event will be archived on those sites, and recordings of each session will be available on the METOS 2010 Conference page by November 1st.
It is our sincere hope that METOS becomes an annual event, and that music educators from around the world join in the conversation to help them effectively integrate music technology into their curricula. See you on the 11th!