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Welcome to the MacPhail Music Learning Lab, the go-to professional development resource for MacPhail Center for Music faculty members.

On this page you will find a comprehensive list of professional development events.

Our blog, LabReport, features a wide range of MacPhail faculty-generated content, posts by guest bloggers, and excellent content drawn from around the web.

The MacPhail faculty is rich with ideas. Our hope is that every idea worth sharing from every individual and gathering at MacPhail will find its way onto the Learning Lab website.

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The MacPhail Tech Mentors are available to provide one-on-one assistance to their MacPhail colleagues as they work to integrate new tools into their work. Click here for details.

Professional Development Events

Idea Exchange | Creating Educational Videos
Presented by Andy Meyers
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 12:30–1:30 | Room 126
Coffee and snacks provided!

Andy, an Ericksen grant winner, recently completed an educational video project which he will share with us in this session. He will demonstrate how to efficiently create professional music education videos for students to engage with at home, in classrooms and in individual lessons. Andy will showcase and discuss camera options, lighting, and technical issues. He will also demonstrate how to create and edit a set of three specific educational videos. Publishing videos on YouTube, creating playlists and sharing videos with students will also be discussed.




Idea Exchange | Favorite iPad Apps to Enhance Teaching
Presented by Tech Mentor, Jeremy Hanson
Friday, February 16, 2018 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 126
Coffee and snacks provided!

Back by popular demand, Jeremy will share his updated list of engaging iPad apps to enhance individual lessons and group classes. Come for a demonstration of some apps useful for teaching sight-reading, ear-training, music theory and more! Bring your iPad or mobile device so you can immediately access new apps.





Teacher Rejuvenation Day
Friday, March 2, 2018

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Idea Exchange | Overview of Online Notebooks; Evernote, Google Drive, Notability & OneNote
Presented by Tech Mentors
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 12:00–1:00 | Room 126

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Key Faculty Presentation | Individual & Group Teaching Demonstrations with Discussion
Presented by TBC
Friday, April 13, 2018 | 10:00–11:00 | Room 127
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 12:30–1:30 | Room 127

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Idea Exchange | Creating Schedules with Doodle, Acuity and Google Forms
Presented by Tech Mentors & Guests
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 106

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