Northeast Regional Practicum: March 1-2, 2024
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The Northeast Regional Practicum is designed to convene Teaching Artists from El Sistema-inspired and community music programs across the Northeast, including Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. Over two full days in-person, participants gain new skills and tools that directly support the continued growth of their teaching practice as they hear from expert clinicians, reflect together through collaborative conversations, observe teaching artistry in real-time, and build a network of peer Teaching Artists.
We look forward to meeting you March 1-2, 2024 at the Northeast Regional Practicum in Buffalo, NY, hosted by Buffalo String Works.
About the Host organization
Buffalo String Works’ mission is to ignite personal and community leadership through accessible, youth-centered music education. They aim to cultivate a positive space that supports our students’ development into curious, confident, committed individuals who make a difference in their new home: exemplary musicians who are also exemplary citizens. Through their intensive and thoughtful programming both in the classroom and on stage, Buffalo String Works seeks to transform their audiences, neighborhoods, and the Western New York community, offering a sense of belonging to new Americans and those who have long called Buffalo home.
CORE FOCUS: classroom management and student engagement
Effective classroom management strategies are often based on the notion of Culturally Responsive Care: Holding students to high expectations (their best) and caring about students as individuals (person and performance). This workshop will explore the balance between high expectations and high care for students, and the role of meticulous planning in supporting all students to engage in the classroom. Participants in this workshop will learn about practical elements such as:
- Fostering a safe and activated learning environment and classroom culture
- Understand the importance of healthy relationships as the basis of effective management
- Intentional classroom setup and procedure development
- Teaching, practicing, and maintaining classroom procedures
- Teaching strategies that incorporate less “teacher-talk” and greater student action
- Able to effectively incorporate non-verbal classroom management strategies (body language, use of space, eye contact, use of attention and responses)
additional lens: differntiated and scaffolded instruction
Participants will learn how to incorporate various students’ individual learning styles and needs into their class plans, and explore how to create multiple access points for students to engage with class content and repertoire. Learning how to think through how to ensure every student is engaged and can accomplish levels of success in each class may be a key component of this lens.
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and Opening Session
10:00 – 12:00 Workshop #1
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Workshop #2
3:00 – 5:00 Buffalo String Works Site Visit and Peer Observations
6:30 – 8:30 Regional Networking Social
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Observation Feedback
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 5:00 Workshops # 3 and 4
5:00 – 6:00 Closing Reflections
Attending the northeast Regional Practicum
march 1-2, 2024
The TATI Regional Practicums are designed to be intimate, personalized conferences between a committed group of Teaching Artists. By registering for the Southeast Regional Practicum and securing one of these limited spots, you are committing to attend both days in their entirety.
EArly Bird: Now - JAN 12
General: JAN 13 - FEB 9
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TATI Regional Practicum Policies
TATI Regional Practicum Attendance Policy
The TATI Regional Practicums are designed to be small, personalized events with limited seats. As such, by registering for a Regional Practicum, Teaching Artists commit to attend both days in full, typically from 9:00am to 6:00pm. This includes finding necessary substitutes, arranging childcare, rescheduling meetings, etc.
TATI Regional Practicum Cancellation Policy
Should you need to cancel, you will need to send a written request by the refund deadline of January 26, 2024. You will receive a refund of the registration fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, for each cancelled registration. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after January 26, 2024. All cancellation requests must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
travel and lodging
The Northeast Regional Practicum will primarily be based in West Buffalo. Participants are recommended to have a car or plan to use ride-share services for transportation between sites. Carpooling will be encouraged once at the event.