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Kristine Koder
06:47
what about now
Sarah Bayles
11:54
do we think that there will even be live region choirs allowed? I can’t imagine several hundred singers being able to rehearse and socially distance
Chuck Pineda
12:00
Just to clarify, the recording platform is MusicFirst?
MJ Cargile
12:20
ditto to Sarah’s question
Jasmine Reed
12:25
Do we know the times for those upcoming meetings?
Chuck Pineda
12:47
Region Meetings are posted on the TMEA website
Alexis Rodriguez
13:54
To follow up with what Sarah, is it possible to create a “virtual choir” through submissions with a conductors video for students to follow?
Joshua McGuire
14:14
@ Saray Bayley … ALL TMEA events are canceled through January 10th. You may have the option of scheduling your Region Concert (if you are a region that does auditions and clinic/concert in the Fall) to late Spring.
Joshua McGuire
14:26
Sorry, *Sarah
Alexis Rodriguez
16:02
if the events have been canceled how can we showcase the students work after the audition process? Virtual choir?
Joshua McGuire
16:16
@Chuck Pineda … ALL auditions (band, choir, and orchestra) will utilize MUSIC FIRST as the audition platform
Timothy Watkins
16:19
We are not allowed to use a lot of the online video chats (like Zoom) due to them not being CIPA compliant. We are limited to Google Meets.
Lauren Knebel
17:02
Do we know the times of the 7/31 and 8/29 meetings yet?
Jasmine Reed
17:29
Thank you, Lauren.
Johanna Eppley
17:30
Josh -all MS region selections are different. So is the region able to upload the background tracks for our specific selections?
Joshua McGuire
18:42
@Johanna Eppley … GREAT QUESTION! This will need to be addressed by Jed and Frank towards the end.
Frank Coachman
20:01
7/31 - 1-3 pm; 8/29 11 am to 1 pm (Sack lunch optional!)
Frank Coachman
20:40
Yes, backtracks for MS auditions can be utilized.
Frank Coachman
22:11
MusicFirst will be providing the platform. If you use MusicFirst, your campus account will not interface with TMEA's platform.
Frank Coachman
24:08
Virtual choirs is something that will be possible with lots of work "after" all the recordings are submitted. This will be discussed on August 29th.
Susy gulley
29:09
Thanks Dinah. Great tips!
C. Mollyn Cole
29:47
Phenomenal. Thanks Dinah.
Alexis Rodriguez
31:09
Excellent tips!
Nichole Wells
31:44
AMAZING TIPS! Thank you Dinah!
Kelly Moss
32:46
Well said.
Henrietta Kolb
33:54
I literally just texted my AP in charge of master schedule and offered my help. She was so appreciative!! My offer was very well received.
Marianne Engle
34:36
You're awesome, Henrietta! :)
Susy gulley
35:03
Thanks Sam!
Lori Shownes
36:00
Can you send that out to us
Christine Marku
36:08
yessss
Sarah Anderson
36:12
ditto that
Alexis Rodriguez
36:15
My exact thoughts as well!
Alacia Reid
36:17
same
Chuck Pineda
36:19
Yup
Melissa Zamzow
36:19
Please!!!
Sarah Anderson
36:21
I'm assuming that all of this will be available later
Sarah
36:24
I would love a copy of this
Stephanie Teague
36:26
I was just going to screen shot it! Please send it to all of us.
Kandi Poole
36:29
Yes, please share this.
Sara Proodian
36:36
Share please
Gloria Espino
36:59
Awesome! Need that. Thank you.
David Soliz
37:06
Yes! Could we please get a copy of these materials?
Rosie David
37:22
yes please
Melissa Zamzow
37:40
We heard the chaos they live in, also.
Mike Huffstetler
38:22
I'd definitely LOVE a copy of all of these items. Even if it was posted to the TMEA website for us to download.
Kandi Poole
39:30
If possible, can this information be shared in the chat?
Lori Shownes
39:36
I would love copies of these things, too
Frank Coachman
39:39
We will post the "handouts" on the Connections page later today or in the morning.
Sarah Anderson
39:48
thank you!
Kandi Poole
39:49
Thank you.
Mike Huffstetler
39:54
Awesome! Thanks Frank!!
Deborah Titus
40:03
thanks!
Hannah Swenson
40:05
This is the pdf shown right now: www.nyssma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SEL-Music-Education-Advocacy.pdf
Kip White
40:07
The students have to know you love them. That is essential to them learning and trying new things that are vulnerable and emotionally open. Thank you for these tools for us to look into.
Nancy West
40:13
Thank you, Frank! This is all great information. Thank you to all who put it together!
Stacey Gallegos
42:54
can you put the groups in written form? I missed writing down the first one.
Dena Anderson
43:39
National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
Deborah Titus
43:46
restorative teaching
Dena Anderson
43:46
Greater Good in Action
Megan Gackle
43:58
AMEN
Melissa Young
44:06
https://www.air.org/center/national-center-safe-supportive-learning-environments-ncssle#:~:text=The%20National%20Center%20on%20Safe,opportunity%20to%20realize%20academic%20success.&text=NCSSLE%20is%20funded%20from%202012,the%20U.S.%20Department%20of%20Education.
Rosie David
44:16
We do SEL in my campus and now many other campuses are joining in. It's a great program!
Joshua McGuire
44:30
www.nyssma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SEL-Music-Education-Advocacy.pdf
Kip White
44:32
AMEN!
Alexis Rodriguez
45:00
Yes!
Sara Proodian
45:52
my dogs think Sam's dogs are in the house and want to play! They keep looking for the barking! LOL! It's too funny.
Megan Jackson
47:24
Amen, Dinah!
Timothy Watkins
47:27
The "tuners" and tutors.
Frank Coachman
47:35
The document is now in the TMEA Connections page. https://www.tmea.org/resources/town-hall-archive
Joshua McGuire
47:59
Thank you Frank!
Lori Shownes
48:13
Aldine is 100% virtual for at least the first three weeks
frankie hickman
48:38
HISD is 100% virtual until Oct. 16
frankie hickman
48:51
Houston
Sarah Anderson
49:38
the parents have the hardest time haha
Sam Harris
50:21
We have to give our kids HOPE
Melissa Zamzow
50:39
They will follow our example
Dinah Menger
50:40
Yes, Sam. Music is JOY
Kip White
50:59
Music is the best normal we can give these kids.
Megan Jackson
51:58
There are SOOO many things I've wanted to dive in depth into with my students that we "don't have time for" normally that could be thoroughly engaging and uplifting
Deborah Titus
51:59
schoology? is that what she mentioned? what is it?
Sarah Anderson
52:29
yes, schoology
Susy gulley
52:46
great ideas Linda!
Alexis Rodriguez
52:47
Schoology is a platform to attach video lessons and many other things
Rosie David
52:49
WeVideo is a great tool as well!
Deborah Titus
52:53
thanks!
Melissa Young
52:54
Mine too, LInda and we sent the finished products to our faculty so they could hear what we did. The audio was the background for a slideshow with their faces. I didn't attempt the videos, but this was something I could manage.
Hannah Swenson
52:59
Schoology is an online learning platform similar to Google classroom or Canvas
Mike Huffstetler
53:05
Sight Reading Factory and an online Theory program (I used uTheory) are great! Trust me, your HS directors will THANK YOU!!!
Sarah Anderson
53:10
we use Blackboard
Rosie David
53:18
SRF is awesome!
Sarah Anderson
53:30
and I combined with S-Cubed and SRF
frankie hickman
53:39
SRF is fantastic for differentiation as well!
Kandi Poole
54:17
Schoology is a Learning Management System where you can make assignments and house files / materials / resources. Video and audio options are available and embedded in the platform.
Marianne Engle
54:18
I use SRF along with tonesavvy.com
Johanna Eppley
54:20
If you did Solo and Ensemble in the Fall would you want them to submit recordings for judge feedback so that they can have some kind of competition style opportunity or ability to feel like they are performing for someone
Joshua McGuire
55:03
Consider incorporating MUSIC FIRST if at all possible … you be using it for your MS Region Choir auditions.
Kandi Poole
55:27
Smart Music has a number of resources available as well.
Mike Huffstetler
55:30
Great point! Will definitely check it out!
Melissa Young
55:36
I'm excited to have MUSIC FIRST this fall with SRF as a component of it!
Rachel McCormick
55:37
Yes! Our school has asked other MS directors in the district to be S&E judges for each other. We're going to exchange services that way.
Rosie David
56:15
Canvas is also a great platform. One can make assignments, quizzes, upload videos, and record yourself.
Deborah Titus
56:26
Rachel, what district are you with?
Dinah Menger
56:52
Great Good in Action
Dinah Menger
57:16
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
Rachel Lockard
57:27
Rachel Lockard? I am with region 21
Deborah Titus
57:43
McCormick
Rachel Lockard
57:56
Sorry
Deborah Titus
58:02
thanks! 👍🏼
Andrew Passmore
58:15
McCormick is at Thornton MS (CFISD)
Stacey Gallegos
58:31
thank you Ms. Menger! were those the only two that you mentioned?
Deborah Titus
59:43
thanks, Andrew!
Dinah Menger
01:00:23
Dr. Bob Morrison Arts ED New Jersey does so much!!
Lance Newman
01:00:51
@Stacey Gallegos CASEL.org was also mentioned
Chuck Pineda
01:01:01
All risers? Seated and standing?
Sarah Anderson
01:01:33
GISD guidelines, not TEA
Sarah Anderson
01:01:38
from what I understood
Courtney Katzmeyer
01:01:47
Are they keeping all materials (backpack, etc.) in their singer squares?
Sara Proodian
01:01:58
If your kiddos are 10 feet a part, when you fill the room, what happens to those other kiddos?
Stacey Gallegos
01:02:02
thank you @lance newman!
Emily Cheesman
01:02:06
Would the singer square have a chair?
Kip White
01:03:10
My kids love singing outside! They think it is great "disturbing" other classes.
Alexis Rodriguez
01:04:40
How safe is it to sing outside?
Janet Hatcher
01:04:40
This is off topic-but how do copyrights work when you perform virtually?
Jaime Trigo
01:04:59
So are students singing with masks? Shields?
Kip White
01:05:20
If parents won't allow a student to sing, how do we assess their singing for a grade? Is that not a major part of our TEKS?
Dinah Menger
01:05:38
Assess them virtually
Susy gulley
01:06:06
awesome ideas Jonathan and Kelly!
Deborah Titus
01:06:11
kip, I have children in this category. last semester, I did music appreciation, theory, history, composition for them.
Lauren Knebel
01:06:23
Thank you, Jonathan and Kelly!
Allison Tilotta
01:06:26
aside from identifying solfege and rhythms, how would you work on sight reading daily? Chanting? Singing?
Joshua McGuire
01:07:04
@Allison Tilotta … you could do so much work with rhythm! In person or at home, they can count and clap.
Deborah Titus
01:07:40
but nobody else could use your room for 60 mins. so you cannot trade rooms unless a teacher has a prep period.
Joshua McGuire
01:07:49
Thank you Kelly and Jonathan! THE JUST RECEIVED THE GUIDANCE LAST NIGHT FROM THERE DISTRICT!
Christina Hallwachs
01:07:52
Thoughts on still using originals from the choir library and choir folders in the folder cabinet, 1 student per folder?
Sarah Anderson
01:08:10
that sounds like a best practice situation, having an EXTRA ROOM available!
Leigh Pelchat
01:08:16
Can you share a copy of the covid strategies for a reference?
Frank Coachman
01:08:49
We will put it on the Connections page...
Megan Goodman
01:08:55
If masks and shieds are used would you need as much time to clear the room of particles?
Jaime Trigo
01:08:57
Yes, please share this Jed!
Stacey Gallegos
01:08:59
has TEA made it allowable to require students to wear masks?
Nichole Wells
01:09:02
Where is Dr. James Meadows from again?
Kip White
01:09:03
Excluding students based on materials can be a slippery slope.
Ginnylou Murphey
01:09:31
Are industrial use foggers an option for sanitation products —would that reduce the turn around time for safety?
Sara Proodian
01:09:33
What campus is going to have an extra room available? I would love one? With the social distancing and spacing- ALL of our rooms and large group areas will be used all day. Great idea.
Amy Kessler
01:09:37
will wearing a face shield only work?
Sarah Anderson
01:09:46
Sara, that is exactly what I'm saying
Joshua McGuire
01:10:15
@Amy Kessler … CDC says no. Local municipalities say yes.
frankie hickman
01:10:23
Yes, please!
Jasmine Reed
01:10:31
Thank you SO much!
frankie hickman
01:10:44
They are doing football too!
Rosie David
01:10:57
Thank you so much for sharing!
Stacey Gallegos
01:10:59
yes please! also instructions on how to access the online resources...
Sarah Anderson
01:11:15
any research out there on the ceiling-mounted sanitizers?
Gloria Espino
01:14:14
Will you share emails of presenters?
Deborah Titus
01:14:29
yes, emails!!!
Dinah Menger
01:14:30
Dinah.menger@fwisd.org
Dinah Menger
01:14:38
817-891-1095 Cell
Dinah Menger
01:14:47
817-814-2634
Sam Harris
01:15:03
sharris@galenaparkisd.com
Gloria Espino
01:15:18
Thank you!
Bonnie Hulse
01:15:25
How are we going to get incoming 6th graders to sing for us? I feel like they are scared in the beginning. Any ideas?
Megan Jackson
01:15:54
FL
Megan Jackson
01:16:09
Flipgrid is Awesome!
Deborah Titus
01:16:11
I love the idea of kids signing up for private lessons for 6th graders! then we can help them open up!
Kip White
01:16:38
@Bonnie Hulse Headphones are a wonderful tool. That way they drown out the idea they are singing alone
Kay Vanlandingham
01:16:44
How did you deliver instruction to students without Internet/devices?
Deborah Titus
01:16:45
👍🏼
Bonnie Hulse
01:17:03
That's a great idea Kip
Christina Hallwachs
01:17:14
How many districts allow face to face? We were not allowed to be face to face. Every lesson pre-recorded and google class assignments for responses.
Megan Jackson
01:17:20
Kay Vanlandingham, our district provided laptops and hot spots to every student who didn't have them
Nichole Wells
01:17:25
Kay - great question. We had SOME that got a packet. But that has to be fixed right?
Dinah Menger
01:17:25
packets, Chrome books and hotspots,
MJ Cargile
01:18:02
In the smaller districts with limited internet access we have a whole different set of challenges. Title 1 also. Trying to really think outside the lines now.
Kip White
01:18:15
Not having that closure was very hard.
Courtney Katzmeyer
01:18:47
MJ same. We have a lot of kids without internet, which is tricky. Not title one, but still a challenge.
Bonnie Hulse
01:19:08
I will say as a parent and working from home I was so overwhelmed with what my kids needed and work that we only did their core classes online. I never opened up music, pe, or art on their platforms. I talked to friends in the same boat and they didn't either. I am worried a lot of 5th grade students haven't had music since March.
Kandi Poole
01:19:11
Regarding time to "clear particles" for the next class, how do we protect ourselves as we remain in multiple batches of particles though we are masked. How does that work for us as instructors?
Melissa Zamzow
01:19:17
Our kiddos have limited internet, also.
Kendall Seuser
01:20:10
Thank you for all of your ideas…
Megan Jackson
01:20:41
Kandi, that's why we need two classrooms so that we can go back and forth alternating class periods
Sarah Anderson
01:20:47
a lot of our students didn't have reliable internet
Sam Harris
01:20:48
we bought 1000 hotspots this spring, but local cable is offering $6 internet in east Harris County
Brooke Potter
01:20:56
That's not just a rural issue
Kip White
01:21:11
About aerosolized particles, I usually have a diffuser going in my office at least with Thieves Oil or something similar.
Bonnie Hulse
01:21:22
Can we have diffusers?
Sarah Anderson
01:21:25
Kip, we're not allowed to do that
Kip White
01:21:40
That is unfortunate.
Sara Proodian
01:21:49
Quite a few of our kiddos had a computer at home, but there were 4-5 people sharing this computer. But the district still counted them as having access to a device.
Rosie David
01:21:50
will an air purifier work??
David Soliz
01:21:55
Our district has internet hubs on buses and they rotate in the lower and rural areas of our district. La Joya ISD
Kandi Poole
01:21:56
Thank you. I may have missed that point as I stepped away for a brief moment. Thank you. I see this meeting is being recorded. How soon will it be available to view. I'll go back and revisit that portion.
Nichole Wells
01:22:00
Get a HEPA filter...
Courtney Wagner
01:22:06
The education foundation in Clear Creek ISD purchased hot spots for students. Consider reaching out to them?
Courtney Katzmeyer
01:22:29
I had a couple really dedicated students who called and wanted to sing and do a checkin over the phone at scheduled times (no internet)
Sarah Anderson
01:22:29
even in my house, with my husband working from home, and 4 teenagers, I can't say that our internet is 100% 100% of the time
Sara Proodian
01:22:30
Bonnie- I don't think Katy ISD allows diffusers.
Margaret Buchanan
01:22:44
Thanks to everybody. This is good material.
Kandi Poole
01:22:47
Thanks Megan!
Melissa Zamzow
01:22:48
We allowed students to record on their cell phone and send it. Most everyone has a phone.
Bonnie Hulse
01:22:49
Sara- I didn't think so
Aubyn Wood
01:22:58
I set up a Google phone number and had them call me or I called them. I still did not get every student, but I sure tried. It is free to use the Google call and you can do it from a computer or phone
Nichole Wells
01:22:59
I want to ask for HEPA filters in my room. Air Purifiers
Sarah Anderson
01:23:19
We have a Molekule at home, and it is wonderful
Sarah Anderson
01:23:26
too $$ for school use though
Frank Coachman
01:23:29
Meeting recording should available in the morning. Link will be on the Connections page. https://www.tmea.org/resources/town-hall-archive
MJ Cargile
01:23:30
I did use Flipgrid when this happened because kids could use other family members phones, I also sent out “snail mail” to just keep connected to the kids
Megan Jackson
01:23:37
Create cd's or dvd's. Deliver or mail music. etc
David Soliz
01:23:45
Google Voice and Google Sites also help facilitate instruction and activities.
Leigh Pelchat
01:23:47
Virology experts say that HEPA filters do not work for Covid.
Rosie David
01:24:12
Our school district used school parking lots as hot spots
Lauren Hounshell
01:24:24
This has been wonderful! Thank you!!!
Rosie David
01:24:40
Thank you EVERY ONE!!!!!!
Mike Huffstetler
01:24:42
Bless y'all!!!
Melissa Young
01:24:43
Thank you all for this meeting and your presentation and encouragement!
Gloria Espino
01:24:43
Thank you so much. it was very helpful.
MJ Cargile
01:24:47
Thanks all!
Leigh Pelchat
01:24:47
Thank you everyone for all the great ideas!!!
Sarah Anderson
01:24:49
Megan, the problem though anymore is that ppl don't have devices to play CDs/ DVDs anymore :)
Linda Holkup
01:24:49
Linda.Holkup@fortbendisd.com or Lpmmused@gmail.com
Kay Vanlandingham
01:24:50
Bravo!
Megan Goodman
01:24:54
THANK YOU!!
Marie Sanford
01:24:56
Thank you for the FANTASTIC info! This has my wheels turning again and thinking about solutions for the fall!
Deborah Titus
01:24:59
thanks!!!
Sarah Anderson
01:25:03
absolutely right, Jed
Nancy West
01:25:04
This has been awesome!!!! And so needed….. THANK YOU!
Margaret Buchanan
01:25:06
Amen, Jed;
Jaime Trigo
01:25:10
Thank you all for all the hard work! Stay strong!
Kelly Flores
01:25:11
Kelly Flores. KAFlores@garlandisd.net
Leigh Shipman
01:25:12
Thank you so much!
Alacia Reid
01:25:14
Thank y'all SO much!!
Jonathan Coffield
01:25:15
JNCOFFIE@garlandisd.net Jonathan Coffield
Allison Todd
01:25:17
Thank you everyone! So many ideas for solutions!
frankie hickman
01:25:19
Great ideas! Thanks a million!
Melissa Zamzow
01:25:25
How do we get our CPE verification for this meeting?
Laurie Ballesteros
01:25:41
Thank you. It helps so much to hear the brainstorming going on in the chat and video.
Michelle Hank
01:25:45
Thank you! This was very helpful!
Marianne Engle
01:25:48
Thank you.
Alexis Rodriguez
01:25:59
Yes, I loved these sessions
frankie hickman
01:26:02
Yes please, this is helpful.
Susy gulley
01:26:07
thanks to Jed and everyone else involved!
sonja bruzauskas
01:26:07
Thank you!
Melissa Zamzow
01:26:09
this was very encouraging
Megan Jackson
01:26:10
This was awesome! Thank you !
Stacey Gallegos
01:26:13
thank you presenters!!!!!
Sam Harris
01:26:16
Everyone please stay home, stay safe, stay well!
David Hill
01:26:20
Thanks everyone. Very inspirational.
Amanda Monreal
01:26:24
Thank you so much everyone!!
Pam Eikner
01:26:25
Thank you for organizing this meeting. It was very helpful and encouraging. Thank you to the presenters!
Tammy Benton
01:26:27
thanks to all our hosts 😊
Frank Coachman
01:26:27
CPE is automatic and you will be sent instructions soon.
Christine Marku
01:26:31
THANKSS
Krystal (Smith) McKinney
01:26:33
thank you all for your help!
Rita Minter
01:26:35
Thank you so much!
Amy Kessler
01:26:35
Thank you!
Victoria Romero
01:26:35
Thank you
Emily Corley
01:26:41
Thank you!
Megan Gackle
01:26:42
Thank you!
Nichole Wells
01:26:42
Thank you all!!!
Tracy Anderson
01:26:43
Thank you all!!
Alexis Rodriguez
01:26:44
Thank you
LeAnn Broadous
01:26:44
Thank you
Kip White
01:26:45
Bless you all. Thank you!
Rita Minter
01:26:46
Thank you