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Summer Professional Development Sessions

the Teacher Evaluation side of OTES
Monday, June 22, 2015
Bexley High School
326 S Cassingham Rd
Columbus, OH 43209

8:30 am - 11:30 am (RESA)
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (OTES)

Don’t miss OMEA’s two-pronged professional development training focused on Ohio’s Resident Educator Program and the teacher evaluation component of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System. Sign up for either session or stay for the whole day! Training will be June 22, 2015 at Bexley High School, Columbus.

During the morning session, (9:00-11:30), Eric Ratica, Band Director and Resident Educator Program Coordinator for Norwayne Local Schools, will address ways to overcome some of the challenges that music teachers face with the Resident Educator Program. An overview of the entire 4-year resident educator program will be discussed with emphasis on making the program applicable to music teachers. Special emphasis will be placed on Years 3 and 4 (The RESA and “learn to lead” modules).

The afternoon session, (1:00-3:30), will focus on the Teacher Evaluation side of OTES from an administrator's perspective. Middle school principal and former band director, Jonathan Muro, will present a session entitled, "How To Make The OTES Rubric Work For Music Teachers." This presentation will engage attendees in a collaborative work session to create examples of music class instruction that correlate with the OTES teaching performance rubric. The goal is to connect rubric expectations with those activities that occur in music class to help evaluators understand what to look for when observing a music class. Talking points will include looking through the lens of an evaluator; how to connect the relevancy of good music instruction to the OTES rubric; and communicating these efforts to the evaluator.

Attendees may chose to attend the morning session, the afternoon session or the entire day. Contact hour certificates will be available based on your attendance selection. 

Registration deadline is June 15th.

Summer Mini-Conference - "Best Practices in OMEA Adjudicated Events"

CEUs Available

Saturday, June 6 – The Ohio State University
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Local MB Event Chair Meeting
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Marching Band Session
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Adjudicated Events Best Practices Clinics

Wednesday, June 10 – The University of Akron
8:00 am – 12:00 noon – Adjudicated Events Best Practices Clinics
11:00 am – 12:00 noon – Local MB Event Chair Meeting
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm – Marching Band Sessions

Tuesday, July 14 – University of Cincinnati
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Adjudicated Events Best Practices Clinics
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Local Event Chair Meeting
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Marching Band Sessions
April/May TRIAD
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Contributions to Music Education
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Contributions to Music Education is a refereed journal published by the Ohio Music Education Association. A primary purpose is to recognize and highlight the importance of social science research in guiding educational practice. The journal is a fully peer-reviewed publication focused on issues related to music teaching and learning in school contexts. With a history of over 40 years in print, CME has supported scholarly investigation into music education since 1972. Many important figures have served as editor over the years, and numerous researchers have put forth their work in its pages.

The journal is available in print in over 45 states in the US, and several countries abroad. Since 2005, digital copies have been distributed through major academic databases such as ProQuest, RILM, EBSCO, ERIC, and others. The journal has been published 1-2 times yearly for the past four decades, and is currently produced once annually in print, and also in digitized format.

CME is a subscription-based publication. Click here on Research Journal (CME) or in the website menu to view more information, see the content, learn about the editorial board, and find out how to subscribe to your music education research journal!
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