Shawna Longo is the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools. She teaches General music technology classes to grades 6-8 students, has established makerspaces as part of the STEAM initiative at her school, she serves on numerous committees and presents professional development workshops to other educators in her district.
Shawna and I met at TMEA 2018 and we had so much to talk about that I asked her back for a second podcast episode! In this first interview, we talk about her tech resources, the way she integrates technology with her ensemble classes and her consistent approach to music advocacy.
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Links mentioned in this episode
- Shawna’s blog
- Shawna on Twitter
- Shawna on LinkedIn
- Google Certified Educator
- Apple Teacher professional development program
- Education Closet
- Amy Burns – How To Code A Recorder Using Scratch
Example press releases about the music department at Hopatcong Borough Schools:
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