One Device, Now What? Using Mobile Devices in the Music Classroom
Andrea Halverson @halversonandrea
Saturday, October 14, 2017–9am-3pm
Lincoln Elementary School, 4416 S Packard Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110
Music classrooms are often the last ones to get new technology. And when they do, it’s rarely enough for all students. What are teachers to do when they are expected to incorporate technology? And how can they make sure their students get to keep being musical even when technology enters the picture? How can they use technology to encourage students to be independent musicians?
Andrea is both a music educator and a technology specialist, and will show participants how to blend the two worlds. This session will help music educators find ways to make use of mobile devices in their classrooms, whether they have only one device or one for every student. Participants will discover applicable apps for the music education classroom and activities to try in the classroom the next day! Application of both iPads and Chromebooks will be discussed.
Andrea Halverson is the Director of Professional Learning and Development at Kaleidoscope Charter School in Otsego, MN. In this position, she provides professional development and training for teachers, observes and coaches teachers, and coordinates the new teacher induction program. Before working at KCS, she spent time as a K-12 technology integration specialist.
Prior to her work in technology, she taught elementary and middle school music for nine years. She holds a BA and an MA in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. She is certified in both the Kodály and Orff Schulwerk approaches. She is currently serving as the MKMEA Executive Treasurer and is a past president of the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota. She is a frequent presenter of both music and technology at state, regional, and national music education conferences.