Expand All | Close AllI have not been to a workshop in several years and would like to get rejuvenated . Where can I go?
A. The summer workshop offers advanced learning opportunities for returning workshop participants who want to improve and refine their CMP skills.
Is there a place to view CMP plans created by the CMP committee or by other workshop participants?
A. While most committee and workshop participants would be willing to share their work with you, there is no public domain of CMP plans. However, feel free to contact any one of the committee members for suggestions, or network with colleagues you have met at a previous workshop. The CMP committee will also be addressing this issue by include several model CMP teaching plans in a future book.
How can I get my colleagues in our district to get excited about CMP?
A. Share upcoming workshop information with your colleagues and invite them to the next workshop. Take them to a CMP committee member’s session at the next Wisconsin State Music Conference in October. Staff development opportunities are available for educational seminars, conventions, and staff in-services. To schedule a CMP seminar, contact a committee member or the WSMA/WMEA.
I am having difficulty recognizing the difference between outcomes and strategies. What are the differences?
A. Outcomes are the goals or objectives you hope to accomplish. Outcomes may be standards, curriculum objectives, or items that the music has to offer. Strategies are the activities that help you and your students achieve your outcomes. These may be one of the many musicianly roles such as analyzing, composing, evaluating, listening, playing or singing.
What is a simple way to assess affective outcomes?
A. One simple way to assess affective outcomes is to have students reflect and write about specific affective issues found within the music using correct music vocabulary.
I'm having difficulty determining the 'heart' of a particular piece of music. Any suggestions?
A. Look to a specific element of music that stands out as being most important. Sometimes quality music will have two or three elements that stand out. It is necessary to determine the most important element. By focusing on an element of music, you will be able to determine the best outcome with more ease.