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Professional Development Opportunities

Education Through Music offers comprehensive professional development that supports building strong, successful music programs.

We are currently accepting Partnership Applications for School Year 2021-2022. Space is limited.

ETM uses a holistic approach that targets music teacher efficacy through interactive training sessions, tailored support, and collaborative opportunities, while also providing consulting services to school leaders on program design and long-term development.

Need more information about partnering with ETM this school year? Contact us today.

Professional Development for Music Teachers

Workshops, Vetted Curriculums, Resources, and Peer-Sharing

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Individualized Support

Music Teacher Mentoring; Guidance and Support for Special Events, Performances, and Special Initiatives 

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Program Development

School Leadership Consulting and Program Growth

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School and Community Support

Community Engagement, School Culture, and Multi-School Events

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Package and Cost Options

Professional Development packages are available at three different levels.

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PD Schedule

This school year’s PD schedule prioritized anti-racism, culturally responsive teaching, and technology/curriculum support designed specifically for music teachers.

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You’re in Great Company

“Education Through Music has supported P.S. 76 in our quest to provide our students with a well-rounded education and has provided our staff and students with the resources necessary to build and sustain a formal music program.”

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Program Endorsements

ETM’s music instruction and professional development programs have been recognized with support over the years from a wide variety of respected funders.

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Professional Development for Music Teachers

ETM Academy is a key part of ETM’s annual teacher training, consisting of 5 full days in late August before the school year. Separate courses are offered for teachers at different levels, according to their specific needs. This is a great opportunity for teachers to connect with peers, build their professional network, and be fully prepared for the start of the school year (30+ hours in August).

ETM’s webinars and workshops are presented throughout the school year and cover a comprehensive variety of topics designed to support best-practice instruction. Workshops emphasize a student-centered approach where expected outcomes are clear, and student learning is assessed. Facilitating these workshops is done in-house and by masters in their field, presenting diverse topics, including social-emotional learning, teaching special learners, culturally responsive teaching, popular music methodologies, and more. In addition to Workshops, teachers are invited to monthly cohort meetings with their colleagues, where they have the opportunity to discuss and test ideas, problem-solve common issues, collaborate, and build their professional community. (40+ hours per school year).

ETM’s Resources and Learning Center provides access to our on-site and Digital Resource Library, including ETM Benchmarks, activity guides, lesson plans, repertoire, instructional videos, curricular materials, reference books, and various classroom resources. These resources have been closely vetted to ensure alignment with ETM’s commitment to Social Justice, DEI, and Anti-Racist values and to ensure their appropriateness for all students and teachers in classroom and performance use.

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Individualized Support

One-on-One Support includes on-site modeling, team teaching, observation/feedback, lesson plan review, concert preparation, and support by seasoned music educators. Services are customized in response to each teacher’s situation, strengths, and growth areas. The Danielson Framework is used to evaluate and monitor teacher’s growth in all 4 of the Danielson domains.

Concert Support includes concert accompanist booking/facilitation, access to carefully selected and vetted repertoire that is engaging, grade-specific, age-appropriate, and culturally responsive, and concert production support.

Other Special Initiatives are developed per school leadership vision. They can include various events or programming, i.e., musical theater productions, student performances for parent evenings, participation in parades and other community and school district events, or launching an instrumental program with a concert band or string orchestra.

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Program Development

School Leadership Consulting includes planning, assessing, problem-solving, and goal setting guide program development. Outcomes focus on implementing the next steps towards fulfilling school leadership vision and achieving program goals.

As the music program stabilizes and matures, the curriculum can be deepened and expanded to include additional opportunities for students. Some options would include launching instrumental ensembles, a musical theater initiative, developing a music technology curriculum, strengthening after-school programs, rock band, etc. Important considerations for the success of these programs are effective scheduling, purchasing of additional equipment and subscriptions, strategies to increase student and community engagement, working with additional outside vendors, and additional music teacher staffing.

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School and Community Support

Inclusion in Multi-School Events – The annual ETM Festival for choirs, bands, and orchestras, and other high-profile events and performance opportunities 

Non-Music Teacher Professional Development is designed to give other subject teachers an appreciation of the skills and concepts learned in the music room, highlight social-emotional learning that could be adapted to their classrooms, and foster an appreciation of the Arts as a critical part of a well-rounded education. 

Parent/Guardian Workshops bring parents/guardians into the music learning experience to share and enjoy what their children learn in music class.

Other opportunities include

  • Inclusion in broad-based, multi-school initiatives such as best practices around remote music instruction and ways to leverage music technology with curated content, ‘out of the box.’ platforms, related curricular guidance, and suggested best practices.
  • Access to and facilitation with vendors.
  • Building targeted feeder/destination schools networks – elementary, middle schools & high schools.
  • CASA grant planning, administration, and facilitation.
  • Other unique funding opportunities from individuals who want to give restricted grants to specific schools or geographic areas. 
  • Visits from performing artists

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In Review: ETM’s 2020-2021 School Year PD Schedule

This school year's PD schedule prioritized anti-racism, culturally responsive teaching, and technology/curriculum support designed specifically for music teachers.

Have questions about what next year’s PD calendar is going to look like? Contact us today.

 

August  2020

  • 5 Day Summer eCademy (Fully comprehensive music teacher training for a blended school year)

 

September  2020

  • Lifting The Spirit: Music Is Medicine with Joanne Shenandoah (Indigenous Music Session)

 

October 2020

  • Decolonizing The Music Room with Brandi Waller-Pace Session 1

 

November 2020

  • Getting Started with MusicFirst
  • Affirming Students’ Musical Lives Through Culturally Responsive Music Instruction with Carnegie Hall and Dr. Constance McCoy Session 1
  • Layth Sidiq presents “What is Arabic Music?”

 

December 2020

  • Decolonizing The Music Room with Brandi Waller-Pace Session 2
  • Making Music with PearDeck and Kahoot

 

January 2021

  • Creating Virtual Soundscapes with Bash the Trash
  • SOUNDTRAP Tips, Tricks, and Projects

 

February 2021

  • Decolonizing The Music Room with Brandi Waller-Pace Session 3

 

March 2021

  • TeachRock: Music Across the Disciplines
  • Affirming Students’ Musical Lives Through Culturally Responsive Music Instruction with Carnegie Hall and Dr. Constance McCoy Session 2
  • Black Joy in Music Education; A Multiracial Approach with Martin Urbach & Will Mosley

 

April 2021

  • ETM Denver presents “Music Education and Social-Emotional Learning with Dr. Scott Edgar
  • Decolonizing The Music Room with Brandi Waller-Pace Session 4
  • Creative Assessment with O-Generator and Flat

 

May 2021

  • Affirming Students’ Musical Lives Through Culturally Responsive Music Instruction with Carnegie Hall and Dr. Constance McCoy Session 3
  • A Journey Through Latin America with Julio DeLeon from ETMLA

 

June 2021 – Chancellor’s Day PD

  • Social-Emotional Learning and Music with Dr. Scott Edgar
  • Decolonizing The Music Room with Brandi Waller-Pace Session 5

Package and Cost Options

Want to find out which package is best for your school? Contact us today.

Comprehensive PD & Support Package – $7,500 for one year of support (General Music/Ensemble) 

  • 5 hrs consulting with school leadership 
  • 1-on-1 Support: 6 Instructional Supervisor visits incl. concert support/off-site support (~28 hrs) 
    • Classroom observation/feedback
    • Assistance with formal evaluation (Danielson) upon request 
    • Winter/Spring Concert prep
    • Reduced ensemble management support
    • Other on and off-site support  
  • 2 accompanist: 1 for Winter Concert and 1 for Spring Concerts
  • Use of ETM benchmarks, curriculums, repertoire, and other instructional content/materials 
  • Access to ETM Academy – August Music Teacher training programs (30+ hrs) 
  • Access to ETM PD workshops during the school year (36 hrs) 
  • Access to ETM’s on-site and Digital Resource Library
  • Access to student performance opportunities and multi-school events – The ETM Festival 
  • Optional concert accompanists for winter and spring concerts (additional $200 per concert)

 

Ensemble PD & Support Package – $3,500 for one year of support (Ensemble only) 

  • Use of Ensemble Director’s Guide 
  • Access to ETM Academy – August and all ensemble PD workshops (33+ hrs)  
  • 2 hrs consulting with school leadership 
  • 1-on-1 Support: Two Instructional Supervisor visits/off-site support (10 hrs) 
  • Access to ETM’s on-site and Digital Resource Library
  • Ensemble logistical support
    • Ensemble concert prep
    • Other on and off-site support 
    • Instrument rental vendor facilitation 
    • Ensemble information night/event 
    • Scholarship processing, provision of scholarship funding ($250) 
    • Breakfast with the Ensemble support ($150)
    • Access to student performance opportunities and multi-school events – The ETM Festival

Targeted PD & Support Package – $5,000 for one year of support (General Music only) 

  • 3 hrs consulting with school leadership 
  • 1-on-1 Support: 3 Instructional Supervisor visits incl. concert support/off-site support (~15 hrs)
    • Classroom observation/feedback
    • Assistance with formal evaluation (Danielson) upon request 
    • Winter/Spring Concert prep
    • Reduced ensemble management support
    • Other on and off-site support
  • Use of ETM benchmarks, curriculums, repertoire, and other instructional content/materials 
  • Access to ETM Academy – August Music Teacher training programs (30+ hrs) 
  • Access to ETM PD workshops during the school year (36 hrs) 
  • Access to ETM’s on-site and Digital Resource Library
  • Access to student performance opportunities and multi-school events – The ETM Festival 
  • Optional concert accompanists for winter and spring concerts (additional $200 per concert)

 


Basic PD & Support Package
– $2,500 for one year of support 

  • Use of ETM benchmarks, curriculums, repertoire, and other instructional content/materials 
  • Access to ETM Academy – August Music Teacher training programs (30+ hrs) 
  • Access to ETM PD workshops during the school year (36 hrs) 
  • Access to ETM’s on-site and Digital Resource Library
  • Access to student performance opportunities and multi-school events – The ETM Festival 
  • Optional concert accompanists for winter and spring concerts (additional $200 per concert)

You're in Great Company

“As a school leader, I am thrilled to see the excitement and enthusiasm of the students’ faces. The music program is a fantastic motivator to keep children coming to school daily. Ongoing professional development is provided for our entire staff. The theories presented have had a dramatic impact on academic subjects.”

Principal

P.S. 68 Bronx

“I am the Assistant Principal at P.S. 76 and have worked with Education Through Music for the past five years. Education Through Music has supported P.S. 76 in our quest to provide our students with a well-rounded education and has provided our staff and students with the resources necessary to build and sustain a formal music program. We appreciate the hard work and dedication that the staff at Education Through Music has shown and consider our partnership invaluable.”

Assistant Principal

P.S. 76 Bronx

“I’ve attended several workshops, professional development days, and planned curriculum with ETM. The ETM Music Teachers connect literacy, social studies, holidays, etc., to their music lessons. On our next professional development day, ETM is going to present math/science/music connections.”

Classroom Teacher

Program Endorsements

ETM’s music instruction and professional development programs have been recognized with support over the years from a wide variety of respected funders, including

                                                       The Leir Foundation

 

Need more information about partnering with ETM this school year?

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ETM’s services are based on research, experience, best practices, and direct evaluation of our programs developed over three decades of long-term partnerships with New York City schools. ETM will monitor and evaluate the use of and satisfaction with services on an ongoing basis as part of our commitment to continuous learning and improvement. Methods of gathering information may include principal and music teacher surveys, teacher planning focus groups, and in-person discussions. End-of-year data is collected via scheduled surveys of music teachers, students, families, and principals.