Dear OMEA Member and/or 2017 OMEA Conference Clinician, As the year comes to a close, don’t forget about the May 31 deadline for the following Professional Development Conference items: 2018 PDC Session Proposal Applications (Online Portal) LINK – There is a … Continue reading Important OMEA PDC Deadlines Approaching!!
As music teachers, we’ve known for years about the important role our subject takes in meeting the needs and interests of our students. In this opinion piece from The Hechinger Report, Bobby Riley and Cheri Sterman talk about the importance of … Continue reading Recommended Readings from Jim Dowdy
The 2017 edition of Teaching Guitar Workshop is coming to Gahanna-Lincoln High School in a few months. This five-day Level 1 workshop will take place July 10-14. It is designed for K-12 music educators that want to start or enhance a … Continue reading NAfME Summer Guitar Workshop
Too many times we feel as if decision-makers consider our subject area non-essential and unimportant. In this article from Education Week Teacher, Nancy Flanagan talks about the importance of music and the arts, and offers reasons why they are so important and should be included in the school day. Jim Dowdy Continue reading Recommended Reading from Jim Dowdy, OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair
Dear Education and Arts Education Stakeholder: I know OAAE has already been in touch with you this week asking you to assist in advocacy for important changes to ODE’s Consolidated State Plan to Implement ESSA. I hope you’ve responded to … Continue reading A Message from Tim Katz, Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has submitted a detailed memo to the Superintendent, the members of the State Board of Education, and the Joint Education Oversight Committee with feedback and recommendations in response to the Ohio Department of Education’s draft Consolidated State Plan for ESSA. We would like your help with additional messaging. FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Request that the following recommendations proposed by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education be included in Ohio’s Consolidated Plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Action Alert should be addressed to Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please … Continue reading ACTION ALERT Regarding Ohio’s Draft Consolidated Plan to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act
2017 brings the start of a new year AND new happenings with the OMEA Award Program. In response to several inquiries for this product, OMEA has designed an award pin that is available to present to those students participating in … Continue reading New Award Pin Designs!
Simon Landry and Francois Champoux of the University of Montreal have recently published a study that determined that instrumental musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians. In this article, to be published in the February issue of Brain and Cognition, … Continue reading OMEA Music Education Advocacy Chair Jim Dowdy’s Recommended Reading
Hi to all, This is a challenging time in our country. With the change of leadership in Washington D.C., this is a time of uncertainty and we all have many questions. As the new leadership is vetted, I ask that you … Continue reading A Call to Action Request from OMEA President Michael Crist
Want more info regarding the 2017 OMEA PDC? Click HERE to visit the official OMEA Professional Development Conference website. The 2017 Exhibit Hall will feature over 233 booths representing 160 institutions who provide products and services in support of music and … Continue reading Helpful Tips for the 2017 OMEA PDC!