During the past year I’ve been chatting to teachers at workshops, conferences and other events about professional development workshops they’d like to see, and the things that haven’t worked for them in the past.
I’ve noticed a few common themes:
1. The “usual” PD workshop time (9am-3.30pm on a weekday) is problematic for some teachers (particularly instrumental music teachers) who are unable to have their lessons covered for the day in order to attend the workshop. Or the workshop date is just not right for them at that time.
2. Regional and interstate teachers would like to attend workshops but are unable to travel
3. A number of teachers have told me they would like to attend a multi-week course so they have something to get their teeth stuck into. The same teachers are also requesting homework tasks (!) which they can do between sessions. They want to be held accountable!
Starting 2012: Live, Online, Music Technology PD Courses
In response to these requests, I’ll be running a number of new online training courses during 2012, starting with a Sibelius Beginners’ Course.
Each course will take place after-hours, in the evening and will be run over 3-4 consecutive weeks.
Other courses will follow the Sibelius Basics course: Sibelius Advanced, Sibelius in the Classroom (using Sibelius with students), Audacity, Acid, MuseScore, Mixcraft, GarageBand and others.
Courses take place via your computer, from the comfort of your own home. All you need is an internet connection and some headphones. It’s a little like watching a tutorial video, but it’s live and interactive.
If you’d like to know more, visit the Online Courses page.
Register Your Interest
Register your interest now and answer five short questions. You can have your say about course times, days and content. You’ll also be the first to know when new courses are available and enjoy a priority booking period – ahead of anyone else.
Note: This is a registration of interest only and does not commit you to attending an online course.