From the President
ALcNAfME is hosting its annual summit virtually on October 25th from 1:30-4:30! In this article, you will find (hopefully) all the answers to questions that could possibly accompany a virtual summit. Your collegiate executive board has been working hard to solidify all of the details for this event, and we cannot wait to share this experience with you all!
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Who: We are excited to host four excellent speakers from the state of Alabama as well as a group of new teachers who graduated from Alabama universities in the last year!
Keynote – Mr. Andy Meadows, Alabama Arts Education Specialist
Instrumental – Dr. Pat Stegall, The University of North Alabama
Vocal/Choral – Mr. Randall Fields, Bob Jones High School
Elementary/General – Dr. Rob Lyda, Cary Woods Elementary School
What: Virtual Summit will be a time of professional development. This year we have chosen the theme “Innovate”. Through sessions and discussion, we will engage with how music educators are having to innovate in the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When: October 25th from 1:30pm-4:30pm
Where: https://samford-edu.zoom.us/j/92531437969?pwd=OWlKck1HU1NaSGNNQzMyVzNFaVBVUT0 9
Why: I think we can all admit we’re a bit “Zoomed out”, but we believe that it is important to continue learning and growing as future music educators during this global pandemic. This will be an exciting time to hear the perspectives of new and veteran educators, and I hope you are excited to put yourselves in their shoes and get a glimpse of what the classroom really looks like!
How: Watch parties! Each university is handling the pandemic a bit differently; therefore, we want to leave how each individual chapter engages with the virtual summit up to you. If you want to tune in individually from the comfort of your home, that’s great! If you want to gather as a cNAfME chapter and watch as a group, that’s also great!
Keep in mind, if you gather as a chapter please ensure you have a minimum of three computers to make sure your chapter has access to all three of the breakout sessions.
We’re So Excited!
We cannot wait to share this virtual experience with you! Please remember these final guidelines as you prepare to attend Virtual Summit:
● Upon entry, please change your name to include your school and the breakout session you wish to attend (i.e. Jackson Vaughan, Samford, Elementary/General).
● Please mute yourself at all times, unless you are engaging with our presenters.
● Please dress professionally (business casual).
● Please ask questions! Summit is no fun if no one engages!
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions by emailing (please do not reply to this email)! We look forward to seeing you virtually soon!