Thank you again to Janet Wade & Christin Reardon MacLellan for their AMAZING work for the Guidelines for Music Classes in BC During COVID-19 and their leadership in the town hall!
Here is the video recording of the town hall and the transcript of the chat.
Our next Town Hall/Roundtable will be on Wed Aug 26 at 7pm, with a focus on K-8 Music Education. This will be a brainstorm of ideas to ensure safety of our Music Educators, as well as our students.
Here are the list of the most updated Guidance Documents for Music Educators.
BC Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Setting
BCMEA/CMEBC Guidance for Music Classes in BC During COVID-19
Let's Sing - Safety Considerations and Guidelines for in-Person Singing
**Please note - the Ministry of Education document references the BCMEA/CMEBC Guidance for further procedures!**
Posted by Sarah Wilson.
Making Music Together, Apartdrive.google.com/open?id=102rSQoVnD1AFubXK0Y2jLELELo371CuR! It is uncertain when we can meet with our beloved bands together in person again, so I have developed a way for us to embrace this challenge by performing music together - apart! This is an opportunity to welcome members into our VIRTUAL band from all over the world! THAT is something to smile about! All levels, all instruments, all geographic locations are welcome. There is a small fee to reserve the seat in order to cover part of the cost of the project. If it is truly a financial burden, the seat reservation fee can be waived.
Thank you to Janet Wade (WJ Mouat Secondary), Christin Reardon MacLellan (President CMEBC, VSO Division of Education, and UBC School of Music) and their team of amazing music educators for putting together the BCMEA/CMEBC "Guidelines for Music Classes in BC" This living document will serve as a guide for all of us as we navigate through the different stages of the BC K-12 Education Restart Plan. This will be updated as needed and may be expanded as new information becomes available.
The National Association of Music Education (USA) has come out with a "Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education". This guide has suggested frameworks for K-12 music classrooms.
Our Past-President, Cindy Romphf (Cedar Hill MS – Victoria – SD61) had put together an extensive list of online resources that were made free/available for educators. We will continue to monitor the resources provided and update them as needed (i.e. now requiring registration fees, continues to be free, etc.) If you have any links to online resources that should be on the list, please use the IDEA UPLOAD link to the right of here to submit.
Please use the link above to submit your online resource or project/assignment idea!