COURSE FINAL PROJECT (UT2UMC)

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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, drscottwatson@gmail.com) 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.