Mentor Program

PMEA Mentors Needed

Have you been a music educator for three or more years? Do you enjoy new challenges and solving problems? Are you passionate about teaching and committed to lifelong learning in the field of music education? Do you have confidence in your instructional skills and strong interpersonal skills? These are all qualities of a good mentor and the PMEA Mentor Program could use your help.

The PMEA Mentor Program continues to assist beginning music educators and experienced music educators whose jobs have changed or who need a boost. The program is in need of mentors from all educational levels and types of music programs. PMEA will be offering a mentor training webinar to any PMEA member interested in serving as a mentor, or learning more about the program.

For more information please contact Sharon Potter at smp327@msn.com.

Attention Beginning Teachers and Those of You in New Assignments

PMEA is here to help you make the most out of this year! Sign up now to be part of the PMEA mentor program. You will be paired with an experienced music educator in a similar setting who has been trained to help you have a successful year. Contact Sharon Potter at smp327@msn.com for more information or to be networked with a mentor.

Ask the Mentors

Each month the PMEA Mentoring Program will be soliciting questions from the membership which will be discussed during the PMEA Webinars and answered on the PMEA Mentoring Program page of the website during the last week of the month. Please submit any questions, large or small, on the topic of General Music to Sharon Potter at smp327@msn.com.

The PMEA Mentor Program is pleased to announce the dates and topics for the 2014-2015 Webinar Series. Topics were chosen based on input from both beginning and experienced music educators. All webinars will run from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

SPECIAL TOPIC

September 23, 2014

Teacher Evaluation and SLOs

O. David Deitz, Consultant, Pennsylvania Department of Education

SPECIAL TOPIC

October 21, 2014

PMEA Update

Dennis Emert, PMEA President

Fox Chapel Area School District

November 18, 2014

Applying the New National Standards in the Classroom and Rehearsal Settings

Sharon Potter, PMEA Mentor Program Coordinator

Johanna Steinbacher, PMEA Professional Development Vice-Chair

State College Area School District

January 20, 2015                             

Music in Community: Teaching Toward Lifelong Engagement

Darrin Thornton, PMEA Community Music Chair

Penn State University

February 24, 2015

Great Beginnings: Strategies for Teaching Music to Pre-K, K, and 1st Grade Children

Erin Toscani

Rosemont School of the Holy Child

April 21, 2015

Technology

TBD

Participants may select any individual webinar or attend all of the webinars for a reduced price. Special topic webinars are free of charge to all PMEA members. Participants may register for the entire webinar series at the reduced price of $60 or may select any individual webinar for $25. Act 48 hours will be available. To Sign Up select the Visit Our Online Store link on the main PMEA.net webpage.