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Welcome to the MacPhail Music Learning Lab, the go-to professional development resource for MacPhail Center for Music faculty members.

On this page you will find a comprehensive list of professional development events.

Our blog, LabReport, features a wide range of MacPhail faculty-generated content, posts by guest bloggers, and excellent content drawn from around the web.

The MacPhail faculty is rich with ideas. Our hope is that every idea worth sharing from every individual and gathering at MacPhail will find its way onto the Learning Lab website.

One-On-One Help
The MacPhail Tech Mentors are available to provide one-on-one assistance to their MacPhail colleagues as they work to integrate new tools into their work. Click here for details.

Key Faculty Presentation | Individual & Group Teaching Demonstrations with Discussion
Friday, April 27, 2018 | Room 126
  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm: Video recordings of group teaching presented by Jane Tate and Joe Kaiser
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Complimentary lunch (Click HERE to reserve your lunch by April 23)
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Individual live teaching demonstrations presented by Mark Bjork (with a violin student) and Bob Adney (with a percussion student) 

Come to our last Key Faculty Presentation of the year and watch 4 teachers in action with their students! The group class section will feature video clips from a variety of group classes that will show teaching strategies, classroom management techniques, tips for engaging students of disparate levels and more. The individual session will feature live demonstration lessons with two of our veteran MacPhail teachers. Each teacher will describe which teaching points they focused on and why. We'll have a discussion about the different teaching approaches used, the dynamics of student - teacher interactions, and the wide variety of communication skills needed for effective teaching.

 Complimentary lunch is served between the sessions. Come for the whole time, or pick and chose which session works for you. (Or just come for lunch if you want to!). This will be a fun time to connect with fellow teachers and share our wealth of teaching knowledge!


Idea Exchange | Using online schedule platforms to organize summer scheduling
Presented by Tech Mentors & Guests
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 1:00–2:00 | Room 106

Coffee and snacks provided!

While Outlook Calendars keep all of our day-to-day schedules up to date, there are additional tools that can help gather information from students and organize your summer teaching schedule. This session will give an overview on how to use online platforms such as DoodleAcuity and Google Forms.