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2019 Annual Arts In-Service Day​​​​
Monday, October 14, 2019  |  8:00AM - 3:15PM
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MUSIC

Michael Checco
​World Music Drumming

Michael Checco is an elementary music specialist in the Middletown Area School District in Pennsylvania. He currently teaches K-5 general music, chorus, and an African Drum Ensemble, and previously taught middle school music for 10 years. Before coming to Middletown, Michael was Director of Choral Activities at La Salle College High School in Philadelphia. Michael received his B.M. from Susquehanna University where he studied trumpet and voice and a M.M.E. from West Chester University with an emphasis in Kodaly pedagogy. He took his first World Music Drumming class in 2007 and been sharing his love of drumming with friends, family, and students ever since.

Michael has led drumming workshops at PMEA conferences at the state and regional level as well as at local colleges and churches. In 2012, his 5th grade African Drum Ensemble performed at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. He is an active choral musician, singing with the Susquehanna Chorale, and serves as an Advocacy Chairperson in his PMEA district.

John Mlynczka
Teaching the Tech-Savvy Generation

Technology is rapidly transforming education and society and providing new opportunities for learning and personal growth. John is very involved in music technology, serving as Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company, President of the Technology Institute of Music Educators (TI:ME), and Adjunct Professor of Music Technology at Louisiana State University. As a Google Level 2 Certified Educator, he is a frequent clinician on education technology and music advocacy. He also provides professional development to schools and districts across the country.

Students today are highly engaged with technology, both at home and in school. How do we utilize technology to engage music students in music programs? John Mlynczak will discuss current trends in student technology, demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate music technology lessons into a music class at any level, and provide a range of solutions for utilizing technology to increase student engagement and retention.

Dr. Jason Kush
Entertainment

At the end of the day, Dr. Jason Kush from Slippery Rock University will provide the entertainment featuring students from SRU’s Jazz Ensemble.
*The day is free to consortium member school districts and $15 for non-consortium member school districts.*

ART

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
​AM Session

Join a representative from the Center for Creative Reuse in a discussion concerning the environmental and creative benefits of reuse. Then dive into a hands-on mixed media project where participants will choose from a variety of materials to be used as alternative canvases, altering them with their choice of reclaimed materials.

Pittsburgh Glass Center
PM Session

The Pittsburgh Glass Center will introduce participants to the center and it's programming before providing materials for participants to create a glass piece of their own.
*The day is free to consortium member school districts and $25 for non-consortium member school districts. (The fee includes the cost of materials for the Pittsburgh Glass Center)*

Past In-Service Days

2016

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October 2016


Supporting & Partnering for Program Growth & Development;
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Recruitment / Retention: Start Early to Finish Strong
presented by Richard Saucedo

Creating School Cultures Where the Arts Thrive & Flourish
presented Tom Bracy

2015


October 2015


Featuring a special
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The Brighton Boys
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2014


October 13, 2014
Beaver Falls High School

Inspired Teaching:
Is it Talent or Genius?

by Peter Boonshaft

Teaching Music with Purpose: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed,
Something Blue!

by Peter Boonshaft

iPads and Education
by Joe Pisano

Billy the Kid and the Regulators

2013

October 2013
Beaver Falls High School

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Advocacy in Action: Winning Tomorrow's Battles Today
by Richard Victor​

​Providing a Better K-12 Music Program: 7 Steps for Guaranteed Improvement
by Richard Victor

Technology & Your Elementary Instrumental Program
by Jodie Burd

Stephen Foster Tribute
by Dee Ruckert​
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