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Creativity Strand Keynote April 24, 2017

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Samuel Wright is a cutting edge music educator that embodies creativity. He taught last year in Korea and then this past summer, moved, with his young family, to Austria. He defines risk-taking in his professional and musical life. He integrates technology into music lessons that seamlessly pushes his students to create and compose using a variety of applications and programs.

On Monday, April 24, 2017, you will see how he has developed his curriculum and collaborated over many continents with other like-minded educators.

He has published iBooks which are found on iTunes U. He delights in creating opportunities for his students and is always looking to creating innovation projects. He has years of experience in Music Education, Composition, Ensembles, Orff & Curriculum Development, PYP (Primary Years Program – International Baccalaureate Primary)  to MYP (MIddle Years Program –  International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme)  and Diploma Music.

He is an Apple Distinguished Educator (2015). His website offers a wonderful insight to his creative process with his students, https://wrightstuffmusic.com/

2015-Beyond the Core

Teaching the 21st Century Musician

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Presenter: Thomas J. West
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Presentation Description: The new Common Core Standards for the Arts contain many standards involving greater levels of creativity and independence for music education. These standards, coupled with preparing today’s students for an ever-shifting professional landscape that requires more independent and collaborative technology skills, presents America’s traditional secondary performing music ensemble programs with a challenge: how do we still provide high quality performing ensembles and develop the individual students’ musical and creative abilities. Thomas J. West explains how incorporating the SAMR Model of Technology Integration along with cloud-based methods of Blended Learning enables middle school and high school instrumental music students to take control of their own learning and become independent, well-rounded musicians capable of 21st Century Artistry.


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My website: www.thomasjwestmusic.com
My blog: www.thomasjwestmusic.com/apps/blog

2014 2014-Passion-Driven Learning

Grab the MIC

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Presenter: Mister C
Location: Beavercreek, OH

Presentation Title: Grab the MIC

Presentation Description: Mister C shares and discusses the importance of Grabbing the MIC and using music in the classroom and discusses tips and tricks of music integration.

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Mister C wants to make “Learning fun for everyone!” Visit: www.learningfunforeveryone.com or www.youtube.com/learningscienceisfun for songs and videos!