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Music Educators Network

February 12, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Featuring Guest Presenter Cody Talarico. Cody is a musician and supporter of arts education. Cody taught music in the Bellevue (NE) Public Schools. He is currently serving Nebraska as the Fine Arts Education Specialist at the Nebraska Department of Education. Cody holds pedagogical certification in Orff-Schulwerk, an elemental approach to music education. He is a professional church musician, too, and all-around fine arts fanatic.
9:00-9:15 – Welcome
9:15-10:30 – Do You Hear What I Hear?
Taking off on language acquisition, we’ll explore how important listening is music instruction. Listening is an important way we can develop our student’s musicianship and expressivity. Experience a few different listening lessons you can use in your music classroom and work with others to try your hand at creating some new lessons, too. Help kids learn to respond and connect to a variety of musical style and genres. 
10:30-10:45 – Break
10:45-11:30 – Fine Arts Education Update
Learn about what’s happening with fine arts education at the state level. 
11:30-12:15 – Lunch
12:15-1:00 – Fine Arts Educators Collaboration
You’re in a space with folks who do what you do! Bring a lesson plan to share! Come with strategies and tips to share! Let’s celebrate each other’s expertise and learn collaboratively. 
1:00-1:30 – Fine Arts Education & Ed Tech Resource Exploration
There’s lots out there to help support your work as an arts educator. We’ll take time to explore some arts ed and ed tech resources. Have a favorite site or app? Bring it along and add to the list.  
1:30-1:45 – Break
1:45 – 2:45 – Top Secret Music Games
Fun for you and your students. (The top secret information for teachers:  You’re having kids practice skills or even formatively assessing them and they just think they’re playing a fun game!  Shhhh!  Don’t tell!) 
2:45-3:00 – Closing


February 12, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


ESU 9 Adams Room