I just wanted to take the time to share with you a fabulous resource called SimpleK12.
This past year, my list of completed Professional Development was much shorter than my colleagues. MOST of that is because of the lack of music specific PD out there through the obvious channels (like the district or region). As the only elementary music teacher in the district, it doesn’t make sense to bring in someone specifically for my content area. Even my region which is one of the biggest in the Lone Star state doesn’t offer PD specifically for music educators. I go to the annual music conferences and I’ve looked into further training in specific methods but they all cost money whereas the district and region courses don’t. Even technology courses that are offered are geared more towards the basics. Finally, I don’t like to be out of my classroom unless absolutely necessary.
This is where SimpleK12 comes in.
Now, there really isn’t anything that I’ve found that is music specific but I’m hoping that changes as more music teachers join the community. The two biggest perks of SimpleK12 (in my opinion) are PD wherever you want (on the go, conference period, wherever the need or mood strikes) and technology information from experts in the field that I can tailor to my skill set. I’m a pretty technologically advanced teacher and I have different learning needs than a beginner. SimpleK12 allows users to learn at their own pace and create a tailored PD portfolio for their needs and ability.
For more info, check out below!
Do you want to …
* Learn about the latest technologies helping other teachers excel?
* Join discussions with other educators about implementing new standards?
* Stay in tune with what matters most in today’s schools?
* Feel up-to-speed on the “latest and greatest” strategies and tools?
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I look forward to seeing you inside the Community!