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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
September 23, 2014
Teacher Evaluation and SLOs
O. David Deitz, Consultant, Pennsylvania Department of Education
October 21, 2014
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
Rosemont School of the Holy Child
April 21, 2015
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.