UW-Green Bay has received a two-year, $186,000 grant to create the UW-Green Bay Music Education Institutes. Prof. Mark Kiehn, Education and Music, wrote the grant and directs the program.
Funding will support 30 professional music teacher/participants attending the institutes for two years. The first institute session is scheduled for Aug. 1-12, 2011. The project is funded by the Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality (WITQ) Program.
The need for creating the institutes was identified through collaborative meetings over the past two years with many professional music teachers and administrators in Northeast Wisconsin. The teachers were asked what they need for professional development, and identified topics necessary to advance student learning, teaching pedagogy, and the research agenda/initiatives in music education.
Wisconsin preK-12 music educators holding a current teaching license in music areas (vocal, instrumental, general) seeking the opportunity to apply new ideas to improve music teaching will be invited to apply on a new website in March 2011 for acceptance to the institutes.