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It's Not Just ABCDEFG - Navigating the LGBTQQAA Dynamic in Your Classroom

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  • This interactive session will allow participants to dialogue on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and LGBT issues. We will work to answer practical and philosophical questions, including: what do we need to know about our students?, what do our students need to know about us? A brief timeline of gay rights and strategies for supporting students in our music programs will also be presented.
  • David Hedgecoth (
  • 12/14/2016 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
  • Meeting Room W186
  • A native of Jacksonville, Florida, David Hedgecoth earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education from Florida State University in Tallassee in 1999 and 2003 respectively. Dr. Hedgecoth taught in the Seminole County Public School System for nine years, supervising programs of up to 350 students. He has served as a guest conductor/clinician for honor bands and leadership clinics in Florida, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia. After completing his in PhD in Music Education at The Ohio State University in 2012, Hedgecoth joined the music education faculty of the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. His responsibilities included directing the Symphonic Band, wind repertoire, supervising student teaching and field experience in addition to serving as liaison to the College of Education. As a faculty member at Ohio State, Hedgecoth’s duties include brass and woodwind methods courses, instrumental music education for choral majors, teaching instrumental music for high school students, and supervising field experience for instrumental music education music majors. A former Teacher of the Year and National Board Certified Teacher, Hedgecoth’s research interests include the numerous factors that impact classroom music educators: political influences in education, charter schools as well as public school and charter school curriculum.