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  • American Sign Language Online Instruction Courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Signing Online offers a series of four ASL (American Sign Language) courses that will give you the basic skills to become fluent in ASL. In ASL, the hands communicate by forming signs, which have meaning just like spoken words in English. ASL also means learning how to express yourself using your eyes, face and movements and body movements. The course also provides valuable information and insights for communicating with deaf and hearing impaired individuals.

  • Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) Language School

    Location:

    619 Red Cedar Road, B135 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) is the internal support unit for language learning and teaching at Michigan State University. In collaboration with the language departments within the College of Arts and Letters, the CeLTA Language School (CLS) programming has expanded over the years to include a variety of programs for K-12 students as well as professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers and language classes for adults. All programs are organized and conducted by MSU faculty members, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and community members

  • Choral Music Experience Institute (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 18 - 22, 2018: M,T,W,Th,F, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    The 2018 Institute will feature composer-in-residence Dr. David Brunner and masterclass singers from the CMS Youth and Children’s Choir program prepared by Dr. Kyle Zeuch.  Daily study includes score analysis, voice-building, conducting study, sessions with the guestcomposer and faculty, and a daily masterclass. Participants can take the workshop with or without the masterclass component. CME Certification, Levels I-III are available.  Certification is awarded for completion of the workshop and certificates will be provided at the close of the week. Participants may enroll and 
find further information at 
www.choralmusicexperience.com

    • MUS 891, sec 303 (1-2 credits)
  • Doing the Right Thing in Times of Uncertainty: Ethical and Transformative Leadership (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Leading social or organizational change with integrity, especially in times of uncertainty such as these, takes a solid set of resources (concepts, skills, and tools) that many social work managers, leaders, and macro-practitioners lack. Drawing on some of the best writing and thinking in the fields of leadership, social and organizational change, and ethics, this workshop provides the participants with the concepts and tools necessary for effective ethical leadership and management, with an emphasis on transformative leadership/change management. These tools include an approach to the resolution of the ethical dilemmas inherent in leadership, change agentry, and a wide variety of macro social work practices.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Foreign Language Diction for Choral Conductors (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 7 - 8, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    219 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    In this interactive workshop, choral directors will utilize standard works from the choral repertoire to review the pronunciation of Italian, German, and French using the International Phonetic Alphabet and will learn effective strategies for teaching foreign language diction in the choral setting. Can be taken for credit: MUS 891; Sec 306 [1 credit]

  • Incorporating Diverse Musics Ethically (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 28 - 29, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Thinking about engaging a broad range of musics in our classrooms can be difficult to navigate. Using Ewe (Ghanaian) drumming and dancing as an example, this workshop will explore some of the challenges of teaching music that are perhaps less familiar. Together,we will develop an approach to thinking about issues such as transmission practices, language, and context to create a “world” music pedagogy rooted in 
ethical practice. This workshop may be taken for credit: MUS 891 sec. 308   [1 credit].

  • Intro to Ethics (Online)

    Dates:

    This course is available 24 hours a day and will be open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Non-interactive Online Course

    Description:

    This online course will describe the challenges associated with ethical decision making in social work practice. Approaches from philosophy will be examined to find relevant guidelines for professional practice. Principles to apply to practice decisions will be extracted from these philosophical approaches. This examination of philosophical approaches will highlight some key points for making an ethical analysis and leading to ethical decision-making.

    *Meets Ethics Criteria

    CECHs: 1.0

  • Masters Degree in Music Education or Choral Conducting Summer Programs

    Location:

    The MSU College of Music, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and certification to teach can complete a Master of Music degree in Music Education or in Choral Conducting at the MSU College of Music in three summers. Courses are offered during the college's summer session (late June through early August). Workshops and seminars, which can also be taken for degree credit, are offered during the preceding two weeks (mid- to late-June). Fellowships are available for out-of-state students on a limited, competitive basis.

  • Music Learning Theory Professional Development Workshop: Elementary General Music Level I Instrumental Music (June 2018)

    Dates:

    • Jun. 16 Sa and June 17 Su,1:00-9:00 p.m.
    • Jun. 18-21, M,T,W,Th,F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Jun. 23 Sa, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.                                           
    • Jun. 24 Su, 1:00-9:00 p.m.
    • Jun. 25 Mon, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Jun. 26 Tues, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Location:

    MSU Community Music School, 
4930 S. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This workshop focuses on how young children learn music and what this means for teaching.  To receive credit, you must register through both MSU (for MSU credit) and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML). 

    • MSU 891, sec 302 (3 credits)
  • Music Teachers’ (and Their Students’) Wellbeing (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 14 - 15, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Many music teachers suffer raspy speaking voices, trouble hearing, sore conducting arms, or just plain stress leading to burnout. This workshop, led by the MSU Musicians’ Wellness Team, will explore causes of each of these issues, as well as proactive strategies to avoid them and to our enhance our teaching and our career endurance. Participants should come dressed comfortably and bring yoga mats. This workshop may be taken for credit: MUS 891 Sec. 307 [1 credit].

  • Teaching About East Asia Workshop (May, June 2018)

    Dates:

    • Orientation: May 21, 2018: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Workshop: June 25 - 29, 2018: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    • Continental breakfast and light lunch provided.

     

    Location:

    Room 303 International Center, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    This free 30-hour course provides an overview of the pre-modern history and culture of China, Japan, and Korea with a special emphasis on pedagogy, best practices, Common Core connections, and teaching resources. This seminar is designed to assist middle and high school teachers.

  • Teaching and Rehearsing in the High School Band and Orchestra Room (June, July 2018)

    Dates:

    June 30 - July 1, 2018. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This workshop will look at concepts and ideas to help high school band and orchestra directors improve their rehearsal skills. Topics will include planning, pacing, inspiring, motivating students, adjusting, assessing, and ways to incorporate humor, drama, and artistic integrity into your rehearsals. (MUS 891, Sec 305, 1 credit).

  • Use of Fairy Tales in Working with Children of Trauma (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    The Brothers Grimm recorded original folktales that included incest and abuse of children, resonant themes for traumatized children. Fairy tales speak directly to inner pressures of children’s psychological and emotional sense of self in ways that children unconsciously understand. Fairy tales embrace the serious inner struggles of traumatized children and offer creative solutions to those difficulties. This empowers children, offers them a more secure sense of self, body integrity, and confidence. Understanding the nature of children’s enjoyment and use of fairy tales gives an appreciation for the needs and coping strategies of children to negotiate painful experiences, embrace relationships and find meaning in life. When children are told fairy tales, they are given permission to explore the dark side of their lives and find creative resolutions to their intense anxieties and concerns. Anxieties and their derivatives are often core conflicts addressed in fairy tales. Fairy tales, then, provide children solutions in a reassuring cohesive structure and predictable happy endings not often found simply through play. We will visit fairy tales and utilize discussion to highlight these themes for traumatized children.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Vocal Music Educators Workshop (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 1 - 3, 2018. W,Th,F, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    Radisson Hotel, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This workshop, held in conjunction with the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and the Michigan Music Educators Association, is designed for vocal music teachers at the elementary through high school levels wishing to improve their conducting skills and rehearsal techniques and their knowledge of appropriate repertoire. Prior to attending, please contact the Graduate Office at musgrad@msu.edu for course expectations and assignments. To receive credit you must register through both MSU (for MSU credit) and with MSVMA or MMEA )for conference fees and participation).

    • MSU 891, sec. 302 (1-2 credits)
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