When I got the call from Vinne Vrotny about the possibility of presenting with his wife, Carol, I jumped at the chance. I love to collaborative and learn from others. She is another music teacher that embraces music technology, plus she recently had a lab put into her classroom. My passion is to enhance music education past the performing arts and into the creative arts, by having students create music, compose music, and use music in all multi-media projects. Carol and I share the same dream. The K12 Online Conference is a perfect fit through its innovative and far-reaching aspect of moving education forward. Many people think just because it is online that is only for advanced techies, it is not! It has something for the very basic techie to the advanced techhead. It bridges the gab to those who want to learn and see what is out there to those us who use technology in all aspects of our teaching.
This conference has an amazing list of presenters that spans the globe. We were quite humbled by being accepted into this company of amazing educators. When I talked to Carol (on the phone) we both were so gitty, but realized the real work is ahead of us. We want other educators to see the magic that comes and is experienced within our music classrooms using the new model of music education of creating and composing.