What do Madonna, Captain Hook, Pablo Picasso, and Gumbo soup have in common?
Apart from creating a stir and disrupting social norms, they can all teach us valuable lessons on music(k)ing and provide us with the ideal framework for song writing for musicians in Years 9-10.
In Gig Based Learning (GBL) 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 conducive to high levels of participation, student agency, collaboration and growth, as gigs have deadlines, high expectations, are undertaken with people and for people, occur regularly, require meticulous preparation and teamwork as well as promote rigorous individual and corporate reflection.
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.
Building on from the Foundations of Gig Based Learning course, this PD is ideal for those interested in the inner workings of a Year 9-10 Gig Based Learning program.
Brad Fuller and his colleague Peter Orenstein will take you through how they have used Madonna, Captain Hook, Pablo Picasso, and Gumbo soup to create musicians who start at covering songs to releasing music on streaming services within a year.
Join Brad and Peter as they take you through GBL for Middle High School so that you can harness the power of the ‘gig’!
Music teachers and music tutors
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
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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