Collecting Data in Year 4

Our Vertical PLC is doing things a bit differently for this coming school year (16-17). I’ve written about what we did in Year 1 (13-14), Year 2 (14-15), and Year 3 (15-16) as well as a presentation at the 2016 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. Part of our decision to change in the coming year was out of a desire to better communicate student progress in Infinite Campus to students and parents. Our district has also set the¬†following goal for high schools: Continue reading

Masters of Music Education

Last month, I finished my third and final summer at VanderCook College of Music, earning my Masters of Music Education! I have been meaning to write and reflect a bit on my last summer, but band camp started the Monday after graduation. Things have been a bit hectic (and warm) trying to gather my thoughts. Here are the biggies: Continue reading