Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This week I am including a video of the presentation that I made in a workshop at the 2008 California Art in Education Conference in Burlingame, California. I'm presenting the video to give an overview of what one comprehensive music education program in public schools can, and did look like,
Thursday, August 18, 2011
In the last post, I put forth the idea of hybrid schools as a new paradigm for education that combines online technology with personal interaction with teachers and classmates. In the excellent example of the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, that is accomplished by having online instruction with teachers and material on a flexible bases, and regional centers, where students and teachers, especially in the arts, can get together, and perform or display their skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Today, I want to talk about another model for education that is getting rave reviews. It is presented on network news programs as the largest 'virtual school' in the world. It is the Khan Academy,
Monday, August 15, 2011
BMW’s New Vision: 155-MPH Plug-In Hybrid
The model of a Cyber-Charter school such as I described last week is one interesting and obvious one way of addressing the changing demands of education today. One of the important aspects of learning however that is missing from that model is the element of personal contact with a teacher or even other students.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Last week I talked about Cyber-schooling, and I tried to emphasize that there are some paradigms for using technology for education that are more effective than others.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
As I've said before in this blog, technology offers many powerful ways to enhance education. Cyber-school, Virtual Academy, online education, blended learning, distance learning, we're all familiar with the terms. Never before has so much information been available to so many individuals who are motivated to pursue it.
Monday, August 1, 2011
In another blog, I am writing a more-or-less detailed accounting of some of the lessons and practices that have proven effective in teaching music to the thousands of kindergarten through high school students that I have had in my career.