On Monday October 14, 2013 nearly 85 music educators from District 8 gathered at Bucknell University to participate in our fall Professional Development day planned around Student Learning Objectives and the new teacher evaluation system. Twenty-one District 8 schools were represented and four local universities. I am pleased to say that PMEA District 8 has paved the way in training and development of SLOs for our educators. Our music educators are ahead of the learning curve for this mandated change in how we are evaluated.
Our many thanks to O. David Deitz for the work he has done with the PA Department of Education in SLO development. Also, thank you to Joe Farrell for taking time to come to District 8 and provide us with his insight and expertise in writing SLOs. Our Professional Development Day would not have been possible without the planning, preparation, and vision of Dr. Kim Councill -PMEA District 8 Vice President, Matthew Wagner - Advocacy Chair, and Russell Wynn - Professional Development Chair.
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Brett T. Hosterman
PMEA District 8 President