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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
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Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
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Assessment Technologies and Strategies for the Instrumental Music Classroom

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  • How can technology be used as an assessment tool without becoming a burden or distraction from the process of making music? How can we better use the information from those assessments to plan and improve our curriculum? This clinic will focus on the challenge of creating useful, high quality assessments for students in instrumental music programs through the use of online and desktop based software and other tools.
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  • 12/21/2017 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Chad Criswell is veteran instrumental music educator residing in central Iowa where he teaches beginning band for the Southeast Polk Community School District. He is often better known as a long time music education columnist and writer for several music education oriented publications including InTune Magazine and NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine. His articles both in the music technology section and the woodwind and brass workshop sections have appeared in each issue of Teaching Music for the last ten years.