Educator Spotlight at T.M.E.A. Pt. 7
May 15, 2013 | by Michael Ferry
Director of Bands, Richardson West Arts and Technology Magnet
Gary starts using SmartMusic with his students in seventh grade, and works towards full implementation by eighth grade. In this spotlight, Mr. Doby explains this process semester by semester and how expectations of musical performance and number of assignments are raised with each term. He recommends only assigning a festival solo and one piece from the holiday concert as a starting point. This allows the students to acclimate to this method of assignments and assessment. Gary also talks about how he has overcome the challenges of using SmartMusic at a title 1 school, and about his plans for future use with his students.
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