Sample Units from Australian Music Educators Assoc (Vic) – under the heading “aMuse VELS Support Documents”
Assessment in Music: Principles and Practices
International Assessment Symposium
July 16-17, 2013
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Call for Papers
Please click here for information.
Go to resource: The Curriculum Framework Learning Statement for the Arts is published by the Curriculum Council of WA, 1998. Read more…
The ‘Assessment in Music’ project team – discussing tertiary music assessment across Australia.
Assessment in Music (AiM): Principles and
International Assessment Symposium
July 16-17, 2013 Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Registration for the event is free:
Each of the Arts has a number of units designed to complement the National Curriculum. Scroll to the bottom and choose “Music”!
Go to resource: Hands on Music Outcomes: a practical teachers guide to implementing the curriculum framework curriculum guides & progress maps joyfully in the classroom, by Sue Noonan, is published by Rossendale Press, Exmouth WA, 2005. This volume is intended for primary teachers and comes with an accompanying disc. It contains music activities and guides for assessment.
Use SoundCloud and blogging to give students feedback on recorded performances / compositions. Read more HERE.
A team of Music staff at Carey Baptist Grammar School, Junior School Kew, is conducting a review of our music instrumental report format.
We are seeking expressions of interest from schools that have developed an effective instrumental reporting template. We would appreciate any relevant material that you feel may contribute to our review process, such as rubrics, templates or other assessment tools. We are particularly interested in designing a format which caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced Junior School students (P-6). We are happy to share the results of this project with all interested schools.
Please email Pauline Thomson, Coordinator of Orchestral Strings, Carey Grammar, Kew, by Friday 20th May.
Go to resource: Integrating the arts: twelve school-based experiences, published by the Department for Education and Children’s Services, SA, 1997, gives twelve case best-practice case studies for the teaching of the arts in schools. Read more…
www.musicatschool.co.uk is a free website of Secondary Music teaching ideas, lesson plans and worksheets from UK Music teachers.
For example, here is a worksheet for Year 7’s learning about how orchestral players are seated:
http://australianmusiceducators.ning.com/ is an Australian discussion forum for music educators. It was set up with the intent of discussing ideas on classroom band programs, but it really is a forum for discussion on any aspect of Australian music teaching from P-12. At present there is a small group of members, but I am hoping to build it up and draw on a wide range of professional knowledge and experience.
This group is completely FREE (in a monetary sense, not a moral or metaphysical sense).
Please come along and check it out. The page is run as a ning, which is basically a social network with a particular focus. It is great for online discussion, linking of video and photo and has facility for you to blog. All you need to do is create an account.
New Zealand Curriculum Exemplars – several exemplar lessons for Primary and Secondary School Music (New Zealand)
Teacher Book & CD for VCE Music Performance Units 1-4
Theory & Aural Comprehension
Contains two Practice Examinations for each Units 1, 2 and 3 PLUS four Practice Examinations for Unit 4.
Covers all question types as found in the VCE Music Performance Written and Aural examinations
Teacher’s book contains all student dictations with missing parts on right hand pages (with permission to photocopy student pages) and full dictations (answers) on facing left hand pages
All dictations on the CD have been recorded using artificially produced sounds (i.e. similar to those used in the VCE Music Performance Written and aural examinations)
All dictations with the relevant count-ins
Recommended Retail Price $99.95 (ISBN 978-0-9775597-5-6)
Full product and pricelist attached or available from: www.dsmusic.com.au
TeachersNetwork.org – an excellent website (by US teachers for teachers) with free lesson plans. Most lessons require computers as a resource or tool for quality Music lessons – from Bach to Rap! Some lessons include rubrics for assessment.
Go to resource: TES Connect collates free teacher-created resources from UK. This link is for Secondary Music resources and links. You will need to sign up to view resources – signing up is free and simple.
Use GarageBand or other music software to create fun music exams for secondary students. This site provides a free example of a Year 10 Music exam.