Tuesday, March 24, 2015

National Music Teacher Mentoring Program - Victoria

Today, Elizabeth Pearce has publicly announced Richard Gill's National Music Teacher Mentoring Program (Prep - Year 2) for Victoria in the weekly DET school's bulletin.  To access the bulletin and attachments with expression of interest, DET employees must log onto their eduweb account with their TO number/password and follow the links.  For those outside DET, please join the Music Education NING to download the information::http://musiceducation.ning.com/main/authorization/signUp

For the Victorian Music Community, participating as a mentor in the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program is Action 3 in a long line of actions that professionals can contribute to the improvement plan following the inquiry.  

Here is a summary of the information.

Expressions of interest are now sought for Music teachers to train as Mentors with Richard Gill OAM in the NMTMP aimed to benefit the Foundation to Year 2 student cohorts.  Information on how to apply can be found via the DET School Update Tuesday 24 March 2015.  The flyers will shortly be uploaded to the Music Education NING (Action 2) http://musiceducation.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2F%2Fmusiceducation.ning.com%2F  Expressions of Interest Due:  Monday 20 April 2015 

Yet another way many vibrant and experienced music professionals can contribute to the roll out of improvements following the Victorian inquiry.

Action 1 is to assist in creating the Music Guide with the VCAA - Helen Champion. 
Action 2 is joining the NING and contributing to the professional conversation.  The DET are engaging in this NING, empowering your public voice in policy development and are quoted here "Your engagement with, and input into the discussions in this space will provide guidance and direction to inform the development of policy, frameworks and advice on music education for Victorian children and young people." http://musiceducation.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2F%2Fmusiceducation.ning.com%2F

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