Music Education Skills for the Primary Classroom - NSW only
An online PD program offered by Musica Viva In Schools in conjunction with the NSW Teachers Federation and Centre for Professional Learning*.
Enrolment period: Enrolments open Monday 16 November 2020.
Course delivery dates: 22 February - 14 May 2021 & 3 May - 23 July 2021
Course fee: $300 ($250 for NSW Teachers Federation Members)
Please join the waitlist for future course dates.
*Please note: First priority is given to Teachers Federation members, however, towards the end of the enrolment period we open enrolments for non-Teachers Federation members. Thank you for your patience.
This course is a general introduction to music education in the primary school, encouraging creativity and providing practical ideas for use in the classroom. It’s aimed at generalist classroom teachers with minimal music teaching experience, who wish to build their skills and confidence. It is supervised and moderated by an experienced course instructor, who provides ongoing feedback and support throughout the course. The course is aligned to the K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus and AITSL’s Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, contributing 14 hours of Professional Learning towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
This online program consists of 5 modules, each are 3 hours in duration (includes videos and readings, application and task submission).
Introduction to the course, the value of Music Education, music skills K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus.
Musical concepts K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus, pedagogical approaches: practical ideas for the classroom.
How to develop music learning in the classroom, building from simple to more complex, encouraging creativity.
In Modules 1 - 3 participants unpack and familiarise themselves with the musical elements, skills and terminology of the K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus and have the opportunity to read and view a variety of articles and videos exploring the value of music education. They identify both music and non-music skills learnt in the classroom, explore different pedagogical approaches to teaching music, and analyse video examples of music lessons in a variety of classrooms.
Linking to other learning areas, General Capabilities, Cross Curriculum Priorities, use of technology, programming, assessment.
Bringing it all together – teaching and reflecting.
Modules 4 - 5 include a more ‘hands-on’ approach where participants put into action all they have learnt in the first 3 modules to plan an engaging learning sequence for their students. Participants consider learning and assessment outcomes and indicators before teaching and reflecting on their learning sequence.
In the light of recent announcements by NESA about changes to teacher Professional Development in NSW, we would like to reassure our teaching community that Musica Viva will continue to offer a rich and diverse program of Professional Learning in 2021. As advised in NESA’s announcement on 30 November 2020, all upcoming PD programs across all institutions will cease to be NESA Accredited, effective immediately. Musica Viva’s 2021 PD offerings will continue to be aligned to curriculum and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and contribute professional learning hours towards maintaining proficient teacher accreditation.
Music Education Skills for the Primary Classroom will contribute 14 hours of professional learning addressing 2.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
Professional Knowledge - 2.1.2
Professional Practice - 3.2.2; 3.3.2; 3.4.2; 3.6.2; 5.1.2
Professional Engagement - 6.2.2; 6.3.2; 7.4.2
If you have any questions please send us an email [email protected]