That time of the year has come earlier this year, as my Technology in Music Education class at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has moved semesters this year (and next year moves a whole year earlier in the degree, so we can tool-up our students in their second year!). This year we also welcome some students from our new Master of Teaching degree.
As many of you will know from prior years, after learning a range of tech skills (sequencing, multi-tracking, videoing and video editing, making interactive resources) and looking at some of the latest tech-based pedagogies, students in this course students can propose ANY project they like to further those skills or explore those pedagogies.
We are 7 weeks into the course now, which of course with the current Covid-19 situation (here in Australia we’re not formally in “lockdown”, but we have enforced social distancing law so it’s pretty much the same thing) has been taught entirely online for the last 4 weeks. But there isn’t a better course to do that in, eh? You’ll find every one of these blogs has a bunch of reflections on how it’s all going. And I’m expecting many if not all of their projects to be extremely applicable to what music teachers are trying to do all over the world now!
If you’re keen to see projects straight away rather than wait another 2 months, check back in my blog posts for previous years!
Please do also join the party on Twitter where we gather under the hashtag #SCMTME 🙂