Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Music: Pathways to Opportunity

As you formulate your vision for this year, consider what you hope will be accessible for students thanks to what your classroom is accomplishing this year. What new opportunities will be available to them? How will you prepare them to take advantage of those opportunities, and be competitive for them?

A list of potential Pathways to consider for your vision are below!

SPOTLIGHT: Mississippi School for the Arts

We are starting a partnership with MSA! They want us to send them our students so that they can audition and try to get into their school on a scholarship! They are also starting a summer program next year, and are hoping to draw many more students in that way. We will also be partnering with them for some professional development later this year… SO, they have been kind enough to give us a glimpse into their audition requirements. Check them out!

Potential Pathways for Music

Experiences

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Art: Pathways to Opportunity

As you formulate your vision for this year, consider what you hope will be accessible for students thanks to what your classroom is accomplishing this year. What new opportunities will be available to them? How will you prepare them to take advantage of those opportunities, and be competitive for them?

A list of potential Pathways to consider for your vision are below!

SPOTLIGHT: Mississippi School for the Arts

We are starting a partnership with MSA! They want us to send them our students so that they can audition and try to get into their school on a scholarship! They are also starting a summer program next year, and are hoping to draw many more students in that way. We will also be partnering with them for some professional development later this year… SO, they have been kind enough to give us a glimpse into their audition requirements. Check them out!

Opportunities

Other Competitions:

Museums

Dance: Pathways to Opportunity

As you formulate your vision for this year, consider what you hope will be accessible for students thanks to what your classroom is accomplishing this year. What new opportunities will be available to them? How will you prepare them to take advantage of those opportunities, and be competitive for them?

A list of potential Pathways to consider for your vision are below!

SPOTLIGHT: Mississippi School for the Arts

We are starting a partnership with MSA! They want us to send them our students so that they can audition and try to get into their school on a scholarship! They are also starting a summer program next year, and are hoping to draw many more students in that way. We will also be partnering with them for some professional development later this year… SO, they have been kind enough to give us a glimpse into their audition requirements. Check them out!

Potential Pathways for Dance

Experiences

Other Competitions:

Foreign Language: Pathways to Opportunity

As you formulate your vision for this year, consider what you hope will be accessible for students thanks to what your classroom is accomplishing this year. What new opportunities will be available to them? How will you prepare them to take advantage of those opportunities, and be competitive for them?

A list of potential Pathways to consider for your vision are below!

Potential Pathways for Foreign Language:

Museums:

French Inspired Food:

  • Bon Ami (1220 E Northside Dr, Jackson, MS)
  • Anjou (361 Township Avenue, Ridgeland, MS 39157)

Other Competitions:

Additional food for thought:

  • Is there a nearby museum that highlights some part of the culture you are teaching?  Art?  Poetry?
  • Is there a Hispanic or French population in your town?  Could students help tutor elementary students whose first language is Spanish or French?
  • Most language programs in our high schools end after level 2.  Can you work with parents and students so that they advocate for additional course offerings?
  • There are many programs out there that can help you organize a trip out of the country.
  • Are there particular places in the United States that they could visit to learn more about the various cultures you are studying?
  • Work with students to write and perform a play in the target language
  • Preparing students to take the SAT II in their target language (if applicable)
  • If teaching middle school, advocating for Spanish or French one to be officially offered (instead of exploratory) so students are able to earn additional Carnegie Units in middle school and have a great chance of taking additional levels of foreign language in high school
  • Starting the National Spanish or French Honor Society to increase extracurriculars offered and open up more leadership opportunities for students
  • Study abroad, home stay or immersion programs available to high school students

Music Articles, Books, Videos, and more!

Articles:

Rocking it Out: Exploring Music Teaching Methods – Check out this fun and engaging activity on the NYTimes blog (and many more)!