Professional Learning

2022

ASME Vic Graduate Teachers: Tips and Tricks for Moving into the Profession  

Wednesday 16 November, 7-8 pm via Zoom

ASME Victoria invites graduating primary and secondary music teachers to an informal online gathering to explore the important next steps in their careers. There will be a short panel session focusing on landing that dream job in music education and ideas to prepare for your first weeks in a new school. This panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.

Zoom option only. FREE but registration essential:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/443880517577

UNPACKING 2023 VCE Music Study Designs

ASME Vic is pleased to present a series of four webinars to guide Music teachers in planning for the 2023 VCE Music Study Designs.  Registration essential via Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/417418589237

Webinar 1  Tuesday, October 4, 5.30-6.30 pm Unit 1 & 2 Music (video now available on the member’s page)

Webinar 2 Tuesday, October 11, 5.30-6.30 pm Activities and Assessment for Unit 1 & 2 Music

Webinar 3 Tuesday, November 8, 5.30-6.30 pm Unit 3 & 4  Contemporary Music Performance

Webinar 4 Tuesday, November 22, 5.30-6.30 pm Unit 3 & 4 Repertoire Music Performance

In this series of webinars, experienced VCE Music teacher, Lynne Morton shares how she is planning to approach the new VCE Music Study Design. Lynne teaches at Belmont High School in Geelong and throughout her career, she has typically taught combined VCE classes. Her webinars unpack the Study Design in detail including a semester outline, a weekly plan, typical activities, and an outline of the assessment tasks for each of the Outcomes. The students in Lynne’s classes typically come with a wide range of prior musical experience, including those who do not have an instrumental teacher and have learned via the ‘Youtube method’. This series of webinars will be particularly helpful for those new to teaching VCE Music and/or who would like a detailed overview of the Study Design and how to approach teaching combined Studies.

Each webinar will be delivered live via Zoom with time for Q&A. They will be recorded and available afterward to ASME members in the members-only section of the ASME website. They are designed to be watched in sequence. The series of webinars is free for ASME members and $80 for non-ASME members (equal to the cost of membership). 

Registration: please register for all four events in order to receive email reminders prior to each event. For non-members, the $80 registration fee is for the series of four workshops and cannot be broken down for individual workshops. The $80 registration fee is equal to the annual ASME membership, so we are encouraging colleagues to join before registering via our website: https://www.asme.edu.au/p/membership/

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PAST Professional Learning activities

ASME Vic Song Swap – Brain Breaks Tues 18 October 2022: see padlet for resources

Tips and Support for Teaching the 2022 VCE Music Study Design Thurs 26 May 2022: An informal online seminar for early career music teachers involved in planning and delivering the current 2022 Music Study Designs.

UNESCO International Arts Education Week Arts Education For Peace: Dr Ros McMillan AM presents the Music Education Address Tues May 24, 2022.

2021

Early Career Music Teachers – Tips for Surviving the End of Year Wed 1 December 2021: 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.

Graduate Music Teachers – Tips for Moving into the Profession Tues 7 Dec 2021: Tips on job applications, how to survive first term and more.

ACARA Australian Curriculum Review – Public Consultation Workshops Wed 19 May 2021: Three workshops to support feedback in the public consultation phase of the ACARA Review of the Australian Curriculum for The Arts – Music. Workshops presented by ACARA’s Helen Champion and Robyn Carmody (Curriculum Specialists: The Arts)

“How I Wonder”: Planning a Music Class for Early Years 3 – 5 Year Olds Wed 5 May 2021: How to plan and develop extended inquiries stemming from a child’s wondering as they create their own music.

Engaging Students in Primary Music Tues 30th March 2021: Our workshops provide pedagogical approaches to creative and composition activities in the classroom, as well as tricks and tips for planning.


2020

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.