Any time a new technology comes out, she wants to find a way to get music part of it. She views music as the driver, technology as the car, and performance as the race. Music can drive you to tears, lifts you up, and centers you as an individual.
Carol Broos has a B.M.E. from The Ohio State University and a M.A. in Music Education from Northeastern Illinois University and recently retired from teaching fourth through eighth grade music at Sunset Ridge School in Northfield, Illinois in September 2011.
In 2004, a 13-station Mac MIDI lab, with controller-headsets was installed at Sunset Ridge. IT COMPLETELY CHANGED HER LIFE. Her website www.carolbroos.com parents and students used daily, it has all the podcasts students have created since 2004. There are links, blogs, pictures, and videos. The website has received the “school website of the week” for March 16, 2007 by techlearning.com. It also won the “Best in the Web” as the best student-centered site for 2007 by Digital Education, the only teacher awarded.
In 2007, she became a became a presenter as various technology and music conferences, here is the wiki of her presentationshttp://musictechie.pbworks.com/ Awarded the “Leader of the Year – 2007 – Finalist” from TechLearning.com and the “Mary Hoffman” award from Illinois Music Education Association. 2008, she won the Golden Apple Award from the Golden Apple Foundation for teaching excellence, and is a “Star Educator” from Discovery Education. She is also a Google Certified Teacher, listed in “Who’s Who in American Women – 2008, 50th edition,” “Who’s Who in America – 2011,” and in 2009, became an Apple Distinguished Educator.
She traveled to Japan on a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund teacher scholarship in October 2006. Her Japan website has blogs, podcasts, pictures, and many many answered questions concerning her Japan experience.
She has published an articles for Technology Institute of Music Educators (Spring 2007, Vol. 9, No, 2) titled “GarageBand, not GarbageBand.” In January, “Podcasting with iWeb” was published by Technology Institute of Music Educators and Illinois Computing Educators.
She has presented at the Illinois Music Educators Convention (IMEA), the National Technology Institute of Music Educators (TI:ME), Ohio Music Educators Conference (OMEA), Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE), Summer Experience 2007, Illinois Educational Technology Conference (IETA) National Music Conference (MENC) Midwest Band Clinic and the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). Apple Computer Inc. selected to videopodcast my presentation at NECC 2008. She is also an Illinois provider for CPDU’S.