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

SPRING 2018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
(Events will be added as they are determined and confirmed)

  • Complete the EduRisk onilne training Protecting Children: Identifying and Reporting Sexual Misconduct. Access this via the EduRisk Training link on your MyBSU page. 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)

  • Jan. 10-12: IMEA Professional Development Conference. Hundreds of sessions. Each qualifying session: 25 pts. for members, 20 pts. for non-members. Note: Concert Attendance does not count.
  • Attention Vocal/General MUSED Majors: Are you looking for a way to use your voice and earn up to 40 PD points? If so, please come to a short meeting on Wednesday, January 31st at noon in MU 200 for more information. For more info, contact Mrs. Amy Hourigan,  amhourigan@bsu.edu  or    Ms. Susan Shirel, seshirel@bsu.edu

  • Feb. 14-17: ACDA Central and North Central Division Conference, Chicago. Some sessions will qualify (must be pertinent to K-12 music education); confirm with a music education faculty member. Each qualifying session: 25 pts. for members, 20 pts. for non-members. Note: Concert Attendance does not count.
  • Feb. 14 (Wed): NBA will be hosting Ryan Lovell, presenting on how to be a good Band director off the podium. 7:30-8:30p in MU 401. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.

  • Feb. 17 (Sat): NBA will be hosting Eugene Corporon, Director of Winds at the University of North Texas, presenting a conducting lecture/discussion in conjunction with the Conducting workshop. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.

  • Feb. 26 (Mon): ASTA hosts Dr. Katrin Meidell, Assistant Professor of Viola at Ball State University, presenting A Teacher's Voice: Maintaining Vocal Health in Front of an Ensemble.
    7:30 PM in MU 303. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • March 13 (Tue): Service-Learning at a Community Youth Center – Members of C-NAfME will share their experience teaching popular music at the Buley Youth Center in Muncie. 5:30 PM in MU 313. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • March 21 (Wed): ASTA hosts guest speakers: Elliott Wentz (Warren Central High School) and Bethany Robinson (Noblesville), presenting Teaching Jazz as a Non-Jazzer. 7 PM in MU 401. 25 points for members, 20 points for non-members.
  • April 12 (Tue): C-NAfME hosts educator, songwriter, and lyricist Stuart Stotts in a presentation on Singing the Words: Lyric Writing in the Classroom. 6:00 PM in MU 117. 25 points for members and 20 points for non-members.
  • April18 (Wed): ACDA hosts Sally Geib, “Self Branding and Marketing in the Music and Education World”.  1 pm in MU 309. 25 points for members and 20 points for non-members.
  • Apr. 19 (Thur): Fishers HS Sound and Electrum Choirs, Open Rehearsal, 4:45-7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. 20 pts. for 1 hour observation and a reflection. 
  • Apr. 20 (Fri): Fishers HS Sound and Electrum Choirs, Open Clinic with Dr. Ester. 2:00-4:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. 20 pts. for 1 hour observation and a reflection.  (Concert is at 7 pm.
  • April 22 (Sun): Mock Juries sponsored by ASTA. 7:00p, MIB 229. 10 pts. for observing & offering comments, 20 pts. for performing & offering comments.
  • April 23 (Mon): ACDA hosts Andy Brown, Chief Operating Officer for the LA Master Chorale and 2018 Ball State School of Music Alumni Achievement Citation Award recipient. 6 pm in MI 229. 25 points for members and 20 points for non-members.