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How Will We Know? Incorporating the National Core Music Ensemble Standards with the Model Cornerstone Assessments

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  • This clinic will combine the framework of the 2014 National Core Music Standards and their Model Cornerstone Assessments that can be embedded within ensemble instruction to inform authentic teaching practice, learning, and evaluation. An in-depth look at pre-requisite skills, suggested lessons, and aligned tasks and assessments that contribute to a true picture of students’ musical achievement at varied levels will be shared via lecture and group discussion.
  • Johanna J. Siebert (
  • 12/22/2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W186
  • Dr. Johanna J. Siebert is the recently retired Director of Fine Arts for the Webster Central School District, NY, where she supervised approximately 60 teachers in the music and visual art programs. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Solutions Music Group and the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards’ (NCCAS) Music Standards writing team, chair for the Preschool-Grade 2 National Core Music Standards, and past-chair of NAfME’s Music Teacher Evaluation Task Force. Johanna is currently an Instructional Designer/Writer for the PreAP Arts Development Committee at The College Board and a Steering Committee member for the NYS Arts Standards Revision Task Force, Music Standards Chair. She presents regularly at state and national conferences on the topics of the National Core Arts Standards and Model Cornerstone Assessments, music literacy, effective teacher evaluation practices for arts educators, and action research in school arts programs.