VIRTUAL ACADEMY for New Band, Choir, and Orchestra Directors -THIS YEAR ALL ATTENDEES OF THE TBA VIRTUAL CONVENTION CAN ATTEND THE ACADEMY!!
Sunday, July 19 Noon – 6:30 pm
Welcome to the 10th annual Academy for New Band, Choir, and Orchestra Directors-presented this year in a Virtual Environment! Be prepared to learn from an outstanding faculty of Texas music educators, administrators, and law specialists. The wealth of information gained from the Academy will prepare YOU for success and help lay the foundation for YOUR career. Let us help you achieve your professional and personal goals.
New Directors – No teaching experience heading into Fall 2020:
Register for $75 and receive your first year TBA Membership and Virtual Convention for FREE.
You will receive an email with login information for the Virtual Academy as well as the TBA Virtual Convention prior to these events.
Directors beginning their teaching career – Fall 2020
Sunday, July 19 Noon to 6:30 pm
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit will be awarded– Must attend all sessions and complete the curriculum
Classroom Culture including Management, Motivation, and Discipline; Communicating with Administration and Parents; Social Media Do’s and Dont’s; Director’s Legal Rights and Responsibilities; Management of School Finances; Professionalism
FROM 2019 ACADEMY ATTENDEES:
“Every first-year teacher needs to attend the Academy. It gives great nuts and bolts information that simply can’t be taught in school. From personal finance to motivational speeches, this Academy fills a big need in our community” – Caleb Fritz, Choir Director
“After signing up for the Academy, I saw several sessions in the regular schedule that I wanted to attend as well. I began to question whether paying for the Academy was a good idea. Let me assure anyone, even a seasoned teacher, this is a phenomenal presentation well worth your time.” – Darla Boyd, Orchestra Director
“As someone who went to college out-of-state, it was great to learn about the operations of a band program and systems around music programs in Texas. This was an invaluable set of resources for the young (or young-at-heart) teacher!” – Alex Braud, Band Director
“The New Teacher Academy is an excellent resource. I can’t imagine being a new teacher without this experience and advice.” – Mallory Vinzant, Band Director
2020 Academy Schedule
12:00 Noon Dream It, Believe It, Go for It!
Richard Crain – President, Midwest Clinic, Past President-TBA
1:00 pm Professionalism from Day One
Amanda Drinkwater – Lewisville ISD
2:15 pm Financial Accountability
Rick Ghinelli – Conn-Selmer Inc
3:30 pm Legal Issues Facing Music Educators
Holly Wardell Attorney and Counselor at Law
4:45 pm Creating a Positive Culture for Your Program
Dan Morrison, Reagan HS-North East ISD
6:00 pm One Person Can Make a Difference; What Kind of Difference Will You Make?
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
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