ACDA Member O. David Deitz presented a session on behalf of the PA Department of Education titled: "Teacher Effectiveness and the Student Learning Objectives Process" Several individuals have requested copies of the materials he presented. If you have any questions regarding the material linked below, please contact David Deitz
Congratulations on fantastic performances by five choirs from Pennsylvania at the ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore:
*J. P. McHempfield HS Chamber Choir* (a collaboration of two Lancaster schools (J.P. McCaskey and Hempfield), directed by Timothy Sterner and Alan Mudrick (whose pictures are reversed in the Choral Journal)
*Nittany Valley Children's Choir Concordia Singers*, Lou Ann Shafer
*Pennsylvania State University Glee Club*, Christopher Kiver
*Pennsylvania State University Essence of Joy*, Anthony Leach
As soon as we find each other, we invite the miracle to begin.
ACDA National Mentorship Program Piloting in Eastern Division
Greetings from the National ACDA office! I am excited to let you know that we are piloting a Mentorship program in the Eastern Division of ACDA, and we are now asking people to sign up if they are interested in connecting with a mentor. There are about 18 different mentors currently on our website, and we are looking for current students or recent graduates who would be interested in being a part of this program as a mentee. Please forward this email to your music education students or recent graduates who you think would benefit from staying connected as they move into the next phase of their professional life.
People interested in connecting with a mentor should visit: mentoring.acda.org and sign up as a MENTEE.
Please contact me with any questions, and best wishes!
Dr. Amanda Quist National ACDA R&S Chair, Youth and Student Activities Shane Thomas Assistant to the National Chair
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