Your course final project will consist of three components:

1. Formal Lesson Plan [100 Points]. Please read through UT2UMC, pp. 119-121 for the format and use the project models presented in the book, chapters 12-16, and during the class (“Favorite Sounds,” “My Favorite Things,” “New Clothes for an Old Tune,” etc.).

Although we used GarageBand a lot this week, your lesson could center on any technology: Web 2.0 music app, notation software, a simple waveform editor, instructional software, multi-track recording software/hardware, non-traditional music creation devices, or a combination of these. I really hope you will craft a lesson appropriate for your teaching assignment that you would be excited about using. I recommend you do a rough draft of the lesson on Thursday night, then polish it as you work Friday a.m.

2. Assessment Device [50 Points]. Please read through UT2UMC, pp. 121-129, as well as the "Assessment" part of this WIKI, to give you good insight/instruction for creating a useful, appropriate tool to award credit for student work on the project above. Note that your assessment device doesn’t have to be an actual “rubric.” I recommend you do a rough draft of the assessment device on Thursday night, then polish it as you work Friday a.m.

3. Sample Project [100]. As we have learned, one of the eight principles for unlocking student creativity in musical projects is: “Offer compelling examples to imitate and inspire – preferably by other students.” When you first teach a lesson, this is usually your example. Create a sample project that demonstrates to students what an “A+” looks like.

Submit the Lesson Plan and the Assessment Rubric to me electronically (i.e. shared Google doc is best, on the last day of class. Build your Sample Project using necessary software and be prepared to present your project to the class during the last hour and a half (or so) of class.

CLICK HERE for full instructions and grading rubrics for this project.