Dr. Frederick Burrack, Director of Graduate Studies in Music and Director of the Office of Assessment at Kansas State University, will present professional development sessions on January 16, 2015. The first session covers “Understanding and Curriculum Strategies for the New Standards” and will take place from 9:00am-12:00pm. After a one-hour break, the second session will discuss “How They Contribute to the Common Core through Authentic Music Experiences” and will last for two hours. 

Professional Development Opportunity: New Music Standards

Tue Dec 16, 2014 at 06:30 PM

Dr. Frederick Burrack, Director of Graduate Studies in Music and Director of the Office of Assessment at Kansas State University, will present professional development sessions on January 16, 2015. The first session covers “Understanding and Curriculum Strategies for the New Standards” and will take place from 9:00am-12:00pm. After a one-hour break, the second session will discuss “How They Contribute to the Common Core through Authentic Music Experiences” and will last for two hours.

Frederick Burrack is Co-Chair of the Model Cornerstone Assessment pilot and research advisor with the new National Standards for Music Education. He joined the Kansas State music faculty as a music education specialist in fall 2005. He oversees the graduate studies for the Music Program and is Director of the Office of Assessment associated with the Provost Office.

Prior to Kansas State, Dr. Burrack taught instrumental Music education at Ball State University from 2002-2005 and instrumental music in the Carroll Community School District in Carroll, Iowa from 1982-2002. At Carroll High School he initiated student self-assessment and portfolio development into the performance program. Dr. Burrack’s research interests include student learning assessment methods, cross-disciplinary instruction, and instructional thought development in music teachers. He is on the advisory board for the Music Educators Journal and chairs the Kansas Music Educators Association and Kansas Alliance for the Arts advocacy committees. He has numerous publications in music educator journals and has presented nationally and internationally.

For more information, please contact Randy Berls (785.460.5520) or Michelle Meyer (785.460.5519). The registration fee is $25.

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