Music Student Portfolios
Using Google Slides &
Reflective Practices

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September 21
December 13, 2020

Have you ever wanted to find out more about portfolio assessment or create innovative digital portfolios to help students demonstrate the connections between the curriculum, instruction and assessment? Do you already have a portfolio project that you want to convert into a digital portfolio? Today's music teachers should consider how a student portfolio demonstrates growth and a continuum of learning, and it’s easy! Using a blend of free technology tools (such as Google Apps, Recap, etc.) and traditional assessment methods, this course aids K–12 teachers with researching and developing music portfolios that meet the needs of their classes. Participants will complete weekly assignments that ultimately progress into an effective portfolio that addresses specific learning outcomes.

Instructor: Glen Schneider

glen_schneider_headshotGlen Schneider (MMEd ‘06) teaches band at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL, and directs the Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Marching Mustangs, Pep Band and MV Jazz Orchestra. Schneider previously taught band at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL; the Oswego Community School District 308 in Oswego, IL, where he taught junior high school and high school band and served as the District Band Coordinator; and the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, where he taught general music and 5th grade band. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Duquesne University, a master’s degree from VanderCook, and Master of Arts in educational technology from Concordia University. Schneider has conducted the IMEA junior and senior jazz ensembles and the Western Sun Conference Honor Band, and has presented clinic sessions at the Illinois Music Education Conference and the Illinois Percussive Arts Society in addition to VanderCook. He has authored review articles for the Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music. He has served in positions for the Fox Valley Music Festival, IMEA District IX, VanderCook’s Alumni Association Board and ARTSpeaks 204, and has been a panel member for the NAMM Foundation Music Achievement Council. He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, and the Vic Firth Education Team. He has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence Award, and TeachHUB’s Making A Difference Award.

 

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