CMP Committee Member Interest Application
The CMP Committee is looking for individuals who are actively using the CMP model to infuse/inform their teaching and who exhibit the following characteristics:
Passion for Education: We are seeking teachers who keep abreast of current educational trends through social media, journal reading, utilizing online resources as well as attending conferences. They actively seek ways to incorporate initiatives into their classrooms. They attend conferences and workshop sessions on CMP, read articles and books about it and incorporate the model into their teaching.
Inquisitive/Reflective: We are seeking teachers who question current practices and the status quo. They seek to challenge themselves to push their boundaries and their capabilities. They reflect on their teaching practice and recognize strengths as well as areas for growth.
Communication: We are seeking teachers who have the ability to communicate effectively through various media as well as to different audiences. They create original ideas and seek opportunities to share.
- Presentations to colleagues
- Writing for publications
- Political advocacy
Growth Minded: We are seeking teachers who are able to mentor colleagues empathetically and compassionately. They help others recognize personal strengths as well as help them establish targets for growth.
Dedication: We are seeking teachers who are dedicated to the process and the project. While there is no set “term,” there is an unwritten expectation of five to ten years of commitment. Some expectations that are set out for committee members:
- Attend three planning meetings per year (winter, late summer and prep for conference)
- Attend the week long workshop (usually late June) and two day winter workshop (February)
- Work on committee-related initiatives throughout the year (conference planning, promotion of CMP through connecting with teachers)
- Plan and execute conference sessions and professional articles alone or with others
Artistry: We are seeking teachers who exhibit personal mastery of their musical craft as well as artistry within the classroom which is reflected in the growth of their students both as individuals and in ensemble. Inherent in this is the ability to plan for long term as well as short term goals. Implementing a teaching plan while maintaining the flexibility to react to the needs of students through formative assessment of progress is expected of all candidates.
Application Process Timeline
Online applications are welcome until March 31, 2018. Applicants can expect to hear from a member of the CMP committee within 2-4 weeks of submission. If, for some reason, that fails to happen, please contact Miriam Altman, current CMP Chair, by email or 414-540-3230.