Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.


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  • Online Professional Development for Early Childhood Music

    Author Mary Ellen Pinzino


    Mary Ellen Pinzino
    Founder/Director, Come Children Sing Institute

    Evolving technology offers new options for professional development. Online courses have become standard in many disciplines. Can online professional development serve early childhood music?

    Recent initiatives of the Come Children Sing Institute demonstrate that online professional development can effectively train teachers of early childhood music, informing day-to-day teaching while providing long-term monitoring and mentoring of teachers. Three innovative models serving teachers from non-musicians through graduate music education students bring new insights to the challenges of training teachers.

    One new model was developed in collaboration with the music department of Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, and the two-county Geminus Head Start of Northwest Indiana. A three-hour graduate or undergraduate course, “Early Childhood Music Learning,” was designed as an online course for Head…

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