Continual growth and development throughout a career is one hallmark of a true professional. During each term of study as a music education major, students will exhibit a commitment to professional growth and development by earning professional development points. Points will be awarded as outlined in the Professional Development Policy.

Professional Development Log

FALL 2017 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
(Events will be added as they are determined and confirmed)

  • Complete the Protecting Children From Sexual Misconduct on-line, video training. Download and follow the guidelines. Print and submit the certificate of completion. This can only count once, during the term it is completed. Category 5 (20 pts.)
    Note: This is now required for students observing/participating in all field settings. It takes approximately 1 hour and is free.
  • Complete one or both of the following Hearing Health items:
  • Professional Webinars: You must submit proof of attendance (receipt or signed log) and a reflection statement. (25 points)
  • August 26 (Sat): IMEA Fall General Music Workshop. 9am – 4pm, Basile Opera Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional information on the IMEA website (4 educational sessions @ 25 pts. each = 100 PD pts. in one day!)
  • Sept. 10 (Sun): ASTA will be hosting a lecture and practiclass (practicing masterclass) event. The lecture will cover the neurological processes of learning, and the practiclass will be used to demonstrate effective practice strategies. 7:30 in MU 309. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • Sept. 16 (Sat): IMEA Northern Indiana General Music Workshop. 9am – 4pm, IU South Bend, South Bend, Indiana. Additional information on the IMEA website (4 educational sessions @ 25 pts. each = 100 PD pts. in one day!
  • Sept. 19 (Tue): NBA will be hosting Julie Duty, founder of United Sound, for a presentation on the purpose of United Sound and how to start a program. 4 pm in MU 113 (4-5p presentation, 5-6 demonstration). 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • Sept. 20 (Wed): C-NAfME will participate in the IMEA Area IV meeting hosted by Michelle Bade (Area IV Representative) at Westview Elementary School (3401 W Gilbert Street) at 6 PM. Dr. Kevin Gerrity is the invited speaker for this event. Snacks will be provided. Come out and meet local music teachers! 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • Sept. 22 (Fri): C-NAfME will host Andrew Sommerville, presenting a clinic on Vandoren reeds. 5:30 pm in MU 401. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • Oct. 4 (Wed): ACDA will host Theo Hicks, presenting "Encouraging Men to Sing through Barbershop." 1:00 pm in MU 301. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • Oct. 12 (Thur): C-NAfME and NBA will co-host Randy Greenwell of Conn-Selmer, sharing insights into how to develop great instrumental music programs. 7:30 PM in MU 401. 25 points for members; 20 points for non-members.
  • Oct. 15 (Sun): SoM hosts Mark Rabideau of 21CM, presenting "Calling All Leaders: Emerging Musicians Making a Difference." 5:30-7:30 pm in Hahn Recital Hall. 20 points for a written reflection on the value and application to you as a future K-12 music educator.
  • Oct. 28 (Sat): High School Choral Invitational, 9a-4p, Sursa Hall. Student Assistants can earn up to 20 PD points with the submission of a reflection on the experience (clinic observations, etc. - half-day minimum). Category 3.
  • Nov. 16 (Thur): C-NAfME will host Dr. Matthew Spieker, presenting the history of El Sistema and the philosophy behind the movement. 6:30 pm in MU 401. 25 points for C-NAfME members; 20 for non-members.