Your presentation to your class will be in the form of a brief professional conference presentation. Each group will have 10 minutes - 6 for presentation and 3-4 for questions and answers and discussion. Each member of your team should be prepared to speak for about 2 minutes.
You will need to coordinate the content of your remarks so that you cover all the information, and that each of you presents different information. Please don't be the one who can only say "as .... just said." If you feel most comfortable writing your part of the presentation and reading it to your audience, you may do so. Even if you don't want to read it as part of the presentation, you will want to write a draft to organize your thoughts.
Please prepare a bibliography to be used as a handout for your audience. (If you turn this in with your outline, your instructor will make the copies for you. Otherwise you are responsible for copies for handouts.) You will need to list at least 8 sources on your topic. These may be journal articles, books, web pages or even substantive newspaper articles. Be sure to prepare a page with the title of your presentation, the bibliography in proper form and your names at the bottom, in case someone from your audience wants to contact you.
Visual aids are not necessary for your presentation, but you may want to consider them as an enrichment.
Power point is available in your presentation room. Plan ahead. Be sure that the equipment you need is available, set up and working prior to your presentation. Practice using the system ahead of time.
Or, you may want to use handouts.
for your presentation.
Phases of the Research Project:
Week 4. Select groups
Each group should include at least one instrumental and one vocal person.
Week 5. Present three possible topics, in order of preference
Topics should be broad and relate to all aspects of music teaching - philosophical, pedagogical, etc. For example, one of the topics last year was “Choosing the Right Music Literature for Choirs and Bands. This did not suggest any specific pieces, rather it presented steps of the process of selecting the pieces - what to consider in making the decisions. “Fund raising” is not an acceptable topic.
Week 6. Submit bibliography (in proper bibliographic form). Include at least two books, at least two articles and at least two web sites for a total of eight sources. Be sure that the web sites are of the scholarly nature and properly documented. Be sure to include the title of your research that sources have relevance.
NOTE: Your LSEM included a section on using the library and doing research. If you have specific questions, please ask. Otherwise, your instructor assumes that you know how to do this kind of research and how to use good judgement in selecting your sources.
Week 8. Submit revised bibliography (Try to be 100% accurate in week 6 so you don’t have to do this revision.)
Select dates (schedule the conference presentations)
Week 9. Identify division of the content responsibilities
Who will talk about what? This should include a brief introduction and about 20-50 words describing the research content for each person. Plan the organization carefully. Avoid duplication.
Week 10. Paragraph for the printed program: project abstract
This paragraph should be approximately 100 words and should be written to attract the conference-goers to your presentation. Please submit electronically by 11:59 p.m.on Tuesday night.
Weeks 11-14. Presentations
There will be a printed program, and we will carry this out as if it were a VMEA conference presentation. Please remember to dress appropriately. Before you begin, please hand your instructor a copy of your speech or a detailed outline (for eah presenter) of what you plan to say.
Topics and Groups - Spring, 2013
schedule of presentation to be determined for April 10, 17, 24
April 3, 2013
First Year Teaching and How to Make the Best of It
Music as a Coping Mechanism
Getting Students Involved
The Psychology of Music in Young Minds& How it Affects Long-term Learning
VA SOLs in Music
Your grade (6 points) will be figured as follows:
Content - 3
Thorough coverage of the topic
Contributions by all members of the panel
Logical organization of material and flow
Internalization of content; understanding and insight
Proper use of sources and citations
Grammar and pronunciation
Projection and enunciation
Eye contact, posture, demeanor
Use of visual aids or other materials
Fielding questions, discussion
Pacing, use of time
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