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    edited by Steve Holley, Kat Reinhert, and Zack Moir

    (208 Pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  Action-based Approaches in Popular Music Education delves into the practices and philosophies of 26 experienced music educators who understand both the how and the why of popular music education. This edited collection represents the variety, the diversity, and the multiplicity of ideas and approaches to the teaching and learning of popular music.    
  • by Chelsea Perrine

    (65 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  In this book, you will find research to support a well-rounded and focused education for music students with special needs, templates for goal tracking and lesson planning, and suggestions for lessons and units for your students. This adaptive music curriculum is geared towards secondary-level students. This is the second publication in the Kent State Curriculum Series.
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    by Alecia Hanold

    (189 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  An Introductory Music Theory Curriculum provides a way for teachers to make the study of introductory music theory more engaging, collaborative, meaningful, and approachable for high-school level musicians. This book includes an overview of constructivism and constructivist pedagogy as well as full, detailed lesson plans for ten units of study in beginning music theory.   This is the first publication in the Kent State Curriculum Series.
  • by Patrick K. Cooper and David C. Cooper

    ( 154 pages) This is an electronic resource for digital download.  This book gives readers the knowledge they need to understand, appreciate, and create the art of radio production from broadcast to podcast. Throughout this book will be step-by-step instructions (lesson plans) for how to format and organize your show based on the type of listening experience you are trying to create. Teachers, students, hobbyists, and amateurs will learn how to craft their skills to make professional-quality broadcasts and podcasts to share with the world.
  • by Steve Holley

    (150 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Coaching a Popular Music Ensemble is a comprehensive guide for the music teacher striving to meet the changing needs of their students, the university music educator examining our current music education paradigm, and the band director trying to expand their school’s music program. Using his broad experiences as an educator and Memphis musician, Holley details the philosophy and approaches he developed to create a culturally responsive, learner-driven popular music program.
  • by Sarah Gulish and Victoria Boler

    (12 Pages + over 25 pages of editable resources)

    This is an eBook for digital download.  The purpose of this book is to provide resources for music teachers looking to collect data to better advocate for their programs and reach students. This interactive PDF describes the various types of data, how they can be collected, and how they can be used to create a music program story to share with community members and administrators. Each purchase includes access to a google drive folder with dozens of resources and templates that can be copied and edited, including email templates, google questionnaire forms for students, parents, and colleagues, conversation starters with administrators, sample qualitative stories, sample quantitative stories, and more.
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    by K. Michelle Lewis

    This is a PDF for digital download.  The purpose of this lesson plan is to present a well-rounded approach to music that engages the learner from multiple perspectives using accessible instruments found around the home, as well as the voice and body percussion.  The pedagogy originated from a collection of philosophies found in Orff Schulwerk, Social and Emotional Learning, Community Drum Circles, and Mindfulness. These lessons can be modified for homeschool populations, Non-Traditional Instruction, General Music Classes, and/or community-building events.  This PDF includes links to YouTube videos, plans, and materials for a lesson plan centered on Peace! 
  • by Theresa Hoover

    (60 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  This book a one-stop-shop for music teachers looking to get started, or expand their experiences, with technology in the classroom. Help your students see themselves as musicians both inside and outside the music room by empowering them in the ensemble setting.
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    This project is intended for secondary general music classes and provides tools for engaging in active listening. This resource comes with a GoogleSlideshow (with video/audio links) and student handouts.
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    by Kat Reinhert and Sarah Gulish

    (11 pages) This is an eBook for digital download.  Do you want to write songs but don't know where to start? Are you an educator looking to incorporate more songwriting in the classroom but don't know how? This resource includes five tips and strategies for getting started with songwriting in the classroom from the authors of Songwriting for Music Educators. 
  • by Sarah Gulish 

    This is an eBook for digital download. There is growing evidence that a regular gratitude practice will improve well-being and mental health. However, what does it look like to have a regular classroom gratitude practice? This resource contains 50 journal prompts/discussion questions centered on ten themes of gratitude. The questions are general enough to apply to any music classroom at any age level.
  • Diatonic Harmony

    by Doug Large

    (60 pages) This is an eBook for digital download. Harmony and Composition made easy with NUMU is designed for the academic calendar with exercises, tests, mid-year and final exams. Once a musician understands even a little harmony (how chords are built) and composition (how chords fit together), it sets them free. An in depth study of Harmony & Composition from a ground-breaking, simplified perspective. Music is based on interval formulas. Only NUMU (Number Music) can clearly illustrate these formulas. This eBook comes with a separate PDF containing midterm and final exams!


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