Course Description

One of the hardest (and scariest!) problems to solve as a music teacher of students in years 7-8 is how to provide authentic learning experiences that involve active participation. We believe Gig Based Learning (GBL) is the answer, where it’s all about the gig. 

We define a ‘gig’ as any opportunity to create and share music by a specific deadline. The ‘gig’  provides an exceptional framework to design and facilitate engaging, authentic learning experiences, being based on the saying the show must go on!  It provides an authentic means to study, write/source, rehearse, perform, record, and distribute music.

The ‘gig’ naturally creates an environment which is conducive for high levels of participation, student agency, collaboration and growth because gigs:

  • have deadlines
  • have high expectations
  • are undertaken with people and for people
  • occur regularly
  • require meticulous preparation and teamwork
  • promote rigorous individual and corporate reflection

NESA accredited

GBL is a musically informed, philosophically driven learning design and facilitation process. It gives teachers tools to provide students with opportunities for active, engaging, real-world music(k)ing with and for an authentic audience.

Building on the integrated learning experiences model - performance, composition, musicology and aural - GBL puts all of these experiences to work for the benefit of producing a great gig. GBL also contextualises the learning for the student so that it’s ‘just in time’ not ‘just in case’.

Building on from the  Foundations of Gig Based Learning course, this course is ideal for those interested in the inner workings of a Year 7-8 GBL program. Brad Fuller and his colleague Peter Orenstein will take you through their design process, documentation, implementation of Blended Learning and an in-depth study of a gig and how it’s delivered.

Join Brad and Peter as they take you through GBL for Junior High School so that you can harness the power of the ‘gig’!

Audience

Music teachers and music tutors

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:  Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning



Via Zoom

You will be sent the details of how to join this PD the day before the course runs.

$ 349 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Gig Based Learning for Junior High School will contribute 4.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptor 1.2.2 and 3.2.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient and Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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Gig Based Learning  (GBL)

Gig Based Learning (GBL)

Gig Based Learning is a musically informed, philosophically driven learning design and facilitation process. It gives teachers tools to provide students with opportunities for active, engaging, real-world music(k)ing with/for an authentic audience. Building on the integrated learning experiences model - performance, composition, musicology, aural, GBL puts all of these experiences to work for the benefit of producing a great gig, contextualising the learning for the student so that it’s ‘just in time’ not ‘just in case’