This program is offered in partnership with Soundtree and the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME), a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation that serves to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching and learning in music. These courses fulfill part of the requirements for the Technology Institute for Music Educators certification. Learn about the variety of systems for educators designed to integrate musical instruments, audio components, video production tools, computers and software that can be used to support music curriculum.
Required courses with subject code METC:
- TI:ME 1A Basic Skills in Music Technology
This course imparts practical skills and knowledge to in-service music teachers to allow them to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning. Covering basic skills in music notation software, music production software and use of electronic musical instruments, participants learn the basics of MIDI theory and notation and explore many ways to incorporate these tools into the curriculum. Participants gain the necessary knowledge to make critical judgments about the appropriateness of selected music hardware and software for particular educational applications. This course fulfills the first half of the TI:ME Level 1 certification requirement.
- TI:ME 1B Music Technology - Technology - Software, Communications + Digital Media
Participants explore instructional software, configuring and using computers on networks and the Internet and the basics of using digital media in K-12 music education. Consider many ways to incorporate these digital tools into the music curriculum to serve a range of students. This course imparts practical skills and knowledge to in-service music teachers allowing them to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning. This course fulfills the second half of the TI:ME Level 1 certification requirement.
- TI:ME 2A Digital Music Authoring
Participants learn to use the music notation program, Finale, to print scores and parts. The course is designed to train instrumental, choral and classroom music specialists to use Finale for notating and printing music. Input music and then print scores and parts. Topics include: transposing band and orchestra parts; printing a choral score; music notation problem solving; incorporation of notation examples into word processing documents; composing and arranging music; and using notation software with students. This course fulfills one third of the requirements for TI:ME Level 2 Certification. Software Requirements: Finale, latest version preferred.
- TI:ME 2B Multimedia Authoring
Multimedia Authoring covers the creation of multimedia for the music classroom. Create and use multimedia presentations and interactive lessons which are appropriate for the K-12 music classroom. Participants incorporate digital multimedia files including text, graphics, video, sound, and music into presentations and interactivity into music lessons. This course meets one third of the coursework requirements for TI:ME Level 2 Certification.
- TI:ME 2C Integrating Technology in the Music Curriculum
This course is designed for the music teacher who has experience using technology to develop more integrated and engaged lessons. Participants should be familiar with the common applications of music technology including music notation software, music production (MIDI sequencing and digital audio), multimedia and electronic keyboards. Participants review and create lesson plans and curricular units to integrate technology in the K-12 music curriculum. Participants share ideas and approaches to share lessons and activities using technology with students. This course fulfills 1/3 of the requirements of TI:ME Level 2 Certification.
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