Music Teachers in International Schools (MTIIS) has announced a new online course for teachers which will take place throughout May 2023. The host, Dr Jennifer Walden, has a PhD in the field of cultural diversity in music education and many years of experience teaching music in international schools. She is a regular presenter at international conferences.
A series of workshops, seminars, and discussions will examine cultural diversification in music programs, resources, and methodologies. With the inclusion of ethnomusicologists, educators, traditional artists, and culture-bearers, participants will gather to learn ways to deliver inclusive, culture-rich programs that nurture students as global citizens.
Addressing the growing number of teachers working in international schools, sessions will investigate learning from and bringing in local artists from schools’ host countries. Sessions will also feature song, dance, and instrumental performances, guided by musicians and educators experienced in student engagement.
Issues of race, equity, social activism, and sensitivity to host country norms, will be discussed from the standpoint of how teachers talk about music and deliver musical experiences to general, instrumental, and vocal classes.
Participants will receive a certificate in World Music Pedagogy from the Smithsonian Institution.
Visit the MTIIS website for further information and to register.