Independent Music Teachers Forum
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Le Chatelaine – 627 High Street – Worthington, OH 43085
Topic: Continuing Education as an Independent Music Teacher
Come a few minutes early to order your coffee and/or breakfast and get seated at our large table in the private room! There is plenty of parking in the lot across W. New England Avenue, behind the old Worthington Inn. One of the benefits of belonging to a professional association is continuing education. We learn so much through conferences and meetings with colleagues. During the year of the pandemic, the Internet exploded with on-line conferences, as well as blogs and courses that were always available. We’ll discuss how to wade through the burgeoning number of resources. Bring with you any sites, courses, or websites you’ve found helpful. If you paid for a conference (especially the recent MTNA National Conference), was it worth it? What sessions were particularly insightful? I will share some of my experiences and then everyone can chime in. These forums are for YOU! We always save time at the end for free discussion of whatever is on our minds as independent music teachers in 2022. We will also have a follow-up discussion on our various organization projects. Join us!
Suzanne Newcomb, DMA, NCTM – Chairperson
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To Central East OhioMTA members:
I’d like to invite you to our Independent Music Teachers Forum this Wednesday the 17th, at 10:00 am at the Worthington Le Chatelaine – 627 High Street in Worthington, OH 43085. Come have coffee and French pastries and chat with us! Arrive a few minutes early, so you have time to get your breakfast and your seat. It’s informal.
This is the one event throughout the year that is for teachers to exchange ideas. Independent teaching can feel somewhat isolated from our colleagues. We will discuss all aspects of organization. A few of us will present our recent experiences with larger organization projects. Then we’ll be open for sharing. There may be a few Marie Kondo references!
The second hour, or until we run out of topics, we’ll discuss how organization affects our physical and mental well-being. We’ll follow up on wellness discussions from the fall conference.
There is no need to RSVP. Please come, even if you can only stay for part of it! We’d love to have you join us for the teacher’s event that is all about US! See you soon.
Suzanne Newcomb, DMA, NCTM
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Independent Music Teachers Forum!
On Friday, November 6th from 10:00-11:30 am, Suzanne Newcomb, IMTF chair, will lead a lively discussion about teaching during our historic COVID-19 quarantine. We’ll talk about what has worked with our students online and what hasn’t. Discussion topics will include technology that is helpful for the most effective lessons, teaching materials that have achieved success, and how to appropriately check in on the mental health and well-being of your students during this challenging time. Breakout rooms will be utilized for smaller group discussions. Our unique group of district teachers will be able to have an exchange of ideas as well as some much needed fellowship. Click on the link below to join us!
Zoom Link IMTF Nov 6
Or enter Meeting ID = 832-0712-3880
This information can also be found on our website:
Suzanne Newcomb, NCTM, Independent Music Teachers Forum Chairman