The purpose of the course is to assist certified music teachers to:
At the end of the course, participants will exhibit different methods for assessing the unique challenges faced in artistic achievement by constructing SLOs/Rubrics that assess each of the Core standards. A portfolio with reflections, captions and a standards-based unit with formative and summative assessments will be required.
Applicants must have the music reading skill equivalent to that of the standard two year college level music theory and aural training courses. At the barest minimum, even those with at least two
years of band or orchestra experience or at least two years of private classical piano studies could qualify. `Ukulele playing ability is not required as this skill will be taught in the course
of the workshops. Attendees must have their own `ukuleles and tuners. Prior approval from teacher’s principal or supervising administrator is needed to use this course for reclassification (Form
Teachers must attend all sessions and complete the Learning Portfolio in order to qualify for the two (2) PD credits offered.
Dr. Byron Yasui
For more info, please refer to the syllabus on the PDE site
- Jan 21, Feb 4, March 4, April 1, May 6: 2-hrs with Dr. Yasui (refer to PDE syllabus, Objectives : #1 – Skills and competency playing `ukulele, #2 – Perform appropriate and quality `ukulele pieces)
- Jan 21, Feb 4, March 4, April 1, May 6: 45 min with Chet-Yeng (refer to PDE syllabus, PDE Objectives: #3 – Lesson plans, #4 – Assessment & #5 – Music Core NCCAS standards)
- Aug 26: Portfolio (Chet-Yeng)
- Jan 21, Feb 4, March 4, April 1, May 6: 1:00 - 3:00 pm. with Dr. Yasui.