The purpose of the Supporting Beginning Music Teachers ASPA is to identify and describe effective models of mentoring, induction, professional development, and continued support programs for new music teachers, and encourage further research and strategic action in this area.
Facilitator: Christopher Baumgartner
Learn more about this ASPA by listening to the following audio podcast:
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The Supporting Beginning Music Teachers ASPA established the following action items at the 2017 SMTE Symposium:
- Develop a set of “best practices” on various topics to serve as models for state Music Education Associations when designing and implementing music mentoring programs.
- Enhance our social media presence by reaching more beginning teachers to provide regular, supportive information.
- Documenting the voices of current undergraduate music education students concerning their views on mentoring, as well as strategies/embedded practices within existing undergraduate music education curricula that promote preparation for future mentorship.
Beginning Music Teachers Facebook Group
We are looking for experienced teachers to help spark conversation, provide tips and suggestions, and interact with our community of beginning music educators! Please consider contributing—just visit this Google Sheet to “sign up” and our project leaders will be in touch.
Don’t forget to join the group AND pass the word to any new music teachers in your network!
For more information on our ongoing action items, please visit our SBMT Projects page.