Tips and Support for Teaching the 2022 VCE Music Study Design
An informal online seminar for early career music teachers involved in planning and delivering the current 2022 Music Study Designs.
Date: Thursday 26th May, 2022. Time: 5:30 - 7pm Location: Online (Zoom)
ASME Vic invites music teachers to an informal workshop focussing on approaches to teaching the current VCE Music Study Designs. This informal online workshop will offer advice, support and the opportunity for Q & A designed specifically for graduates in their first few years of teaching or those who are new to teaching VCE Music.
Bring your questions, or add them to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ASMEVictoria.
Hosted by Sue Arney and Dr Emily Wilson (ASME Vic, University of Melbourne) with presentations by Dr Ros McMillan and Dr Pip Robinson (ASME Vic, University of Melbourne, former Chief Assessors of Music Performance and Music Style and Composition) and current VCE Music teachers who will be available to answer questions.
The Zoom link will be provided on registration.
UNESCO Arts Education Week: ASME (Vic) Music Education Address
Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm. Location: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Music Studio, Level 5, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton and Online (Zoom). Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/335923284587
Dr Ros McMillan AM will deliver the inaugural UNESCO Arts Education Week: ASME (Vic) Music Education Address (In-person and live-streamed).
ARTS EDUCATION FOR PEACE
ASME Vic is delighted to feature Dr Ros McMillan AM as the inaugural presenter of the UNESCO International Arts Education Week: ASME Vic Music Education Address in 2022. Ros will share insights into her rich and impactful career in music education, sprinkled with perspectives on the role of music education in 2022 and beyond.
About Ros . . .
Dr Ros McMillan AM is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Arts Education in the University of Melbourne, an appointment that followed her retirement after 11 years as Head of Music Education. During a career of over 60 years she established the Yamaha Music Courses in Australia, was Director of Music at PLC Melbourne and lectured in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Music and Institute of Education.
Ros has presented papers and workshops at 54 national and international conferences and has written seven school music texts and over 40 chapters and articles in publications including the British Journal of Music Education. Her discography consists of 30 CDs and LPs, 26 of those playing keyboards in ensembles with her late husband, Brian Brown OAM.
In June 2019 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to music education in Victoria.
About UNESCO International Arts Education Week . .
The decision of the 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2011, the week of 25-31 May was proclaimed as the International Arts Education Week.
Art, in all its diversity, is an essential component of a comprehensive education for the full development of the individual. Today, the skills, values and behaviours promoted by arts education are more paramount than ever. These competencies – creativity, collaboration, and imaginative problem solving – develop resiliency, nurture appreciation of cultural diversity and freedom of expressions, and cultivate innovation and critical thinking skills.
Early Career Music Teachers – Tips for Surviving the End of Year
Wednesday, 1 December, 7.00 – 8.00pm
A panel of experienced Council members will share their top tips for surviving end of year in the classroom with their favourite ‘go to’ activities for F – 8, as well as important reminders for self-care at the end of a big year. Please bring along your own ideas to share. There will also be time to share highlights and challenges of the year.
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Graduate Music Teachers – Tips for Moving into the Profession
Tuesday, 7 December, 7.00 – 8.00pm
Join the ASME Vic Chapter Council for tips on where to look for jobs, putting in an application, how to survive your first term and more.
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ACARA Australian Curriculum Review – Public Consultation Workshops
ASME Victoria is pleased to host three workshops across May and June to support feedback in the public consultation phase of the ACARA Review of the Australian Curriculum for The Arts – Music.
Workshops will be presented online by ACARA’s Helen Champion and Robyn Carmody (Curriculum Specialists: The Arts) and will provide:
• An overview of the review process including the terms of reference
• The background of how the Australian Curriculum is implemented across Australia, and the research that is informing the review
• What has changed and why (from the current version of the Australian Curriculum)
• Q & A opportunities
• Opportunities to contribute to development of the revised
* examples of Knowledge and Skills
* content elaborations
Wednesday, 19 May ASME Vic – ACARA Review Information Session for Secondary 7-10 Teachers (classroom, instrumental, and ensemble)
7.00 – 8.30pm Details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/153730535169
Wednesday, 16 June ASME Vic – ACARA Review Information Session for Primary F-6 Teachers (classroom, instrumental, and ensemble)
7.00 – 8.30pm Details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/153733377671
Thursday, 17 June ASME Vic – ACARA Review Information Session for Organisations involved in Music Education.
7.00 – 8.30pm This workshop is for representatives of organisations who run education programs and professional music organisations. Details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/153735271335
“How I Wonder”: Planning a Music Class for Early Years 3 – 5 Year Olds
Wednesday, 5 May, 4.30 – 6.00pm
By harnessing children’s curiosity and wonder, music can be a vehicle for exploring ideas beyond the classroom. Katie and Jen will share examples of how they plan and develop extended inquiries stemming from a child’s wondering as they create their own music. They will also discuss planning and pacing an early years music class drawing on their combined experiences. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own practice.
Jen Skate teaches at Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew, Victoria. For 11 years she worked with 3 and 4 year old Early Years classes in the Reggio Emilia Kindle program.
Katie Hull-Brown is currently the National Arts Learning Manager at The Song Room and has taught music in the early years and primary sector for 20 years.
Engaging Students in Primary Music
Tuesday 30th March 4.30pm-6pm
Details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asme-vic-engaging-students-in-primary-music-tickets-145434120369
Our workshops provide pedagogical approaches to creative and composition activities in the classroom, as well as tricks and tips for planning. In Terms 1 & 2 we will feature a series of workshops, with a particular focus on new and early career teachers:
- Early Years (3-5 yrs)
- Lower Secondary (Years 7 & 8)
- Middle Secondary (Years 9 & 10)
As always, our PL sessions provide a wonderful opportunity to network and join fabulous sharing conversations with colleagues. Keep an eye on Facebook and check in again soon for our PL dates and details.
MUSIC: COUNT US IN
ASME Vic was thrilled to invite Victorian primary and secondary teachers to join us for online PL workshops delivered by Susie Davies-Splitter. These were highly interactive sessions, that managed the challenges of online PD delivery seamlessly. Workshops were hosted by local music educators to encourage networking, conversation, and sharing of ideas.