- Explore your personal experiences, assumptions, predispositions, beliefs, and identities about teaching and learning diverse students aged 10-18.
- Think critically about the forms and ways music teaching and learning might exist outside the traditional ensemble settings of band, choir, and orchestra.
- Explore music teaching and learning methods in world music, music technology and production, dance/movement, classroom ukulele and piano, and song writing.
- Engage in critical discussion and thinking about the role of music in preteens’ and teenagers’ lives outside of school and how it relates to their lives in school.
- Understand the impact music has on identity construction with secondary student population.
- Consider marginalization, privilege, and issues of social justice in music education.
- Explore literature on creativity and work independently and collaboratively in creative ways.
- Plan, teach, reflect on, and identify your personal assets and strengths that will help you to design and teach units in this age group.
- Contribute to your developing teaching portfolio.