Kyle Pace is a K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist from Kansas City, Missouri. Kyle works with teachers to infuse technology into the curriculum. Kyle’s experience ranges from interactive whiteboards to web 2.0 tools to mobile learning devices. Kyle believes that technology should foster creativity, collaboration, and communication skills in all students across all curricular areas. Kyle strives to provide meaningful, yet practical technology professional development. In January 2009, Kyle co-authored a book titled Integrating Technology With Music Instruction. His website can be found at http://www.kylepace.com
Elizabeth Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of www.theinspiredclassroom.com, where she blogs regularly on arts integration and other educational topics. Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and offers courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum and leads an arts integration PLC (PLaiC). Elizabeth believes there is a love of music in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.
Brian Wis teaches bands and orchestras at St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, Illinois. His bachelors degree is from Northern Illinois University, his masters degree is from VanderCook College of Music, and he completed his doctoral coursework at the University of Illinois (UIUC).
Before coming to SCN Mr. Wis was a faculty member and administrator at Roosevelt University for six years, and prior to that taught at Naperville North High School.
Mr. Wis has had his ensembles invited to the Super State Invitational, the Illinois All State Convention, the National Concert Band Festival, Disney Honors, and the Midwest International Clinic. He is also a former Golden Apple Finalist. He is married to Ramona Wis who is a music professor at North Central College.
Dr. Joseph M. Pisano
Prof. Joseph M. Pisano is an Associate Professor of Music and Music Technology and the Associate Chair of Music and Fine Arts at Grove City College, Grove City PA. His duties at Grove City include teaching Music Technology, Jazz History, Instrumental Conducting, and serving as the Associate Director of Bands.
Abroad, Dr. Pisano is an active instrumental conductor, adjudicator, author, jazz trumpet player, Fine Arts Advocate, and the founder of a number of very popular music, education, and technology Websites including: MusTech.Net, MusicEdNews.Com, and the MusicPLN.org. Dr. Pisano also serves as a SoundTree Clinician, TI:ME Instructor, and is an affiliate member of the National Support Music Coalition.
Yoon Soo Lim is a music teacher and department chair at an independent school in Pennsylvania. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance, music history and choral conducting. She found a love for teaching young children and pursued studying Kodály methodology, receiving certification in levels I-IV. She loves instilling love of music in her students and integrating technology in her classroom. She teaches general music classes, guitar classes, advising a guitar club and conducts two choirs. She is currently serving as one of the Music PLN (http://musicpln.org) steering committee leaders.
Yoon blogs at http://singimagination.wordpress.com.
Michelle Baldwin is an educator with over 16 years of experience. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. After graduation, she taught 7-12 Vocal Music for 6 years.
After a 4 year hiatus in corporate training, consulting, and e-commerce project management, Michelle returned to education as a Technology Staff Developer for a suburban public school in Omaha, Nebraska. During the 8 years in this position, Michelle was instrumental in designing district new staff technology orientation, organizing laptop implementation for teachers, and developing workshops for teachers and staff to assist students in becoming producers with technology. She is a frequent social media presenter for schools, as well as business and community organizations.
Michelle returned to the K-5 classroom in 2009 where she learns along with her students using a blended instructional technique. She has certifications in Orff-Schulwerk and World Music Drumming and is currently finishing her thesis to complete her graduate course work for Master of Music Education degree from the University of Nebraska.
Her music classes utilize emerging technologies and thought leadership from her personal learning networks as guiding principles of teaching the arts in school. Michelle blogs at http://avenue4learning.com.