The new initiative will help teachers to provide resources through focus groups, lesson plans and other ideas to use as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CMA Foundation is hosting and offering the resources, while teachers guide and implement the collective.
“The future of music education will look very different as we approach this upcoming school year,” states Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation Executive Director. “At the CMA Foundation we work to support music teachers from across the country by providing valuable resources that can help advance their careers and classrooms. Unified Voices for Music Education is our way of bringing educators together through a teacher-led forum where they can share, create and collaborate to better help their students during this time.”
The CMA Foundation is currently seeking music education professionals to submit future teaching practices for UVfME, which will help provide meaningful instruction and lesson plans for music teachers as they resume classes in the fall. These plans will be shared broadly with CMA Foundation grantees, education partners and the UVfME collective during the summer months. An example of a future teaching practice can be found here.
To submit a future teaching practice and/or receive details throughout the program about lesson plans, concepts and online meetings, educators can sign up to join the collective by visiting CMAfoundation.org/voicesformusiced. Submissions are due July 20.
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