Supporting Itinerant Music Teachers Through Design Thinking

Introduction I accepted my first teaching job three years ago as an itinerant music teacher. Our district has gone through a lot of changes in staffing, funding, and schedules over that time. Itinerants teach at different buildings throughout the day, starting in one building, traveling during the work day, and ending at a different building. … Continue reading Supporting Itinerant Music Teachers Through Design Thinking

Testing…now with video!

My specific problem is that itinerant general music teachers are feeling unsupported in their transient positions. Going through the design process, there are several steps: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. This shows my prototype handbook to solve the problem going through the testing phase. Due to the testing happening during social isolation for … Continue reading Testing…now with video!

So Here’s the Problem…

My problem of practice that I have been focusing on for design purposes is...Itinerant music teachers are struggling to teach successful lessons. Our district is increasing population steadily and requires each class to have two 50-minute music classes a week. With the number of classes in each elementary building, they need more than one dedicated … Continue reading So Here’s the Problem…