It CAN Be Done: edTPA, Performing Ensembles, and YOU!
- The edTPA is quickly becoming the preferred gateway to teacher certification across the United States. Many student teachers feel forced to teach non performance-oriented lessons due to the structure and rubrics within the edTPA, but this does not have to be the case! Meals and Kumar will highlight proven strategies and best practices for successful completion of the edTPA in competitive and noncompetitive performing ensembles that will be helpful to student- and cooperating teachers alike.
- Cory Meals (email@example.com)
- 12/15/2016 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
- Cory Meals is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Assistant Director of University Bands at Kennesaw State University where his duties include oversight and instruction of band instrumental music education courses, supervision of student teachers, conducting the University Band, and assistance with all aspects of the Kennesaw State University Athletic Bands, including the newly formed Kennesaw State University Marching Owls.
A graduate of VanderCook College of Music and the University of Houston, he is currently a doctoral candidate in Music Education at the University of Washington. Prior to graduate studies, Cory held positions in Waller ISD (TX), Klein ISD (TX), and Keller ISD (TX). Ensembles under his direction received numerous “Superior” ratings and University Interscholastic League (UIL) “Sweepstakes” awards throughout his public school career.
Mr. Meals has presented music education research in state, national, and international venues. Recent presentations include the International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), the International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music (ICMEM), the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Conference, the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference, and the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) Professional Development Conference.
He maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator, clinician, and designer throughout the United States and Canada and is an active member of NAfME, CBDNA, and GMEA.