Summer Technology Workshop

Come Tech With Us!

The 2018 Summer Technology Workshop will be held July 31st at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the Earl V. Moore Building located at 1100 Baits Drive. Get a jump start on tech ideas for your fall classroom!

Schedule of Sessions

9:00 – 10:00

  • David Dashefsky, “Connected Students and General Music They’ll “Like””
    Create general music lessons with topics that engage today’s device dependent students. Develop standards based learning activities and assessments with online applications that promote an accessible and device friendly classroom. Students of all backgrounds and learning styles will embrace the variety of modern music content that incorporates curriculum based music standards. Through the use of music technology resources, Middle and High School learners will develop a new perspective on the relationship between all genres of contemporary music and their daily lives.

  • Denise Gulliver-Lewis,”Advocate for Technology
    Feeling left behind? Learn how to be an advocate for your classroom technology through several steps that include how to make your case, lay out a report, talk to your administrators and more. 

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10:10 – 11:10

  • Deborah Katz, “Notate, Compose, Collaborate! Online Notation with Noteflight”

    Spice up your teaching with the online music notation tool, Noteflight. Quickly and easily notate, transpose, compose, and share music with your students and colleagues. Noteflight is an online full-featured music notation tool with built-in collaboration capabilities.

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  • Ian Boynton, “Working Together Over Long Distances”

    Ian will be joining us online from China for this session where he will discuss and demonstrate making music together over video conference, the problems that can occur and possible solutions.

11:20 – 12:20

Panel Discussion, Question and Answer 

12:20 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00

  • Joo Won Park, “Majoring in Music Technology: An Introduction to Undergraduate Music Technology Programs in Michigan”

    The presenter will discuss the similarities and differences between various music undergraduate technology majors offered by the 4-year universities and community colleges in Michigan. The session will also provide tips on the application procedure and portfolio preparation.

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  • Deborah Katz, “To Tech or Not to Tech… That is the Question for Instrumental Learning”

    When it comes to student learning in the instrumental music classroom, is modern technology an asset or a distraction? How do I use my one (or small quantity of) devices to really help my students learn? How can I add this to my already overflowing plate? We will discuss answers to these questions based on actual middle school band rehearsal room experience.

    Session Notes

2:10 – 3:10

  • Hands-on Tech Lounge

    Have a chance to begin using something you’ve learned today, or share something you know with others. Bring your project, ideas and tips to share!

  • John Churchville, “Digital Audio Workstations”

    It has never been easier to make your own music from home or on the go, rather than in a pricey studio. Learn about the best free recording software and learn about recording audio, adding effects, cutting waveforms and other basic tasks.



This event is supported and partially funded by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).




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