Rhode Island Workshop
Co-Sponsored with the Rhode Island Music Education Association
Assessing Students with Differing Needs in the Elementary General Music Classroom
September 14, 2019
Nazarian Center at Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI
Visit https://www.rimea.org/pd to register
General music classrooms often include students with special needs. Assessment of the progress of all students can cause concern when students with special needs do not perform at expected grade level standards. Through thoughtful, well-designed, and sequential assessment tools that measure progress in small increments, we can provide documentation of the musical literacy skills acquired by students who have not always been assessed in a music setting.
Dr. Alice Hammel, Virginia Music Educators Association Outstanding Educator (2018), is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She is a member of the faculty of James Madison University, and has many years of experience teaching instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. Dr. Hammel has put these varied experiences to great use while compiling a large body of scholarly work. She is a co-author for four texts: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-free Approach, Teaching Music to Students with Autism, Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings, and Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Practical Resource. Dr. Hammel is President Elect of the Council for Exceptional Children – Division for the Arts.