CRT with Connie McKoy

2023 Spring Session Workshops

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education

Special Online Workshop

Friday, March 24, 7 - 9 p.m. & Saturday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Constance McCoy from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro for a workshop designed specifically for music educators in a variety of instructional settings.

Virtual sessions take place via zoom. Course materials will be provided electronically.
Participants can earn one (1) graduate credit for participation.

Presented by the Gordon College Graduate Music Education Program

More About Dr. Constance McCoy

The purpose of this workshop, which is designed for music teachers working in a variety of settings, is to understand what culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is and why it's important in music education. The workshop will focus on four principles of culturally responsive pedagogy:

  • (1) knowing yourself
  • (2) knowing your students
  • (3) creating a supportive classroom environment
  • (4) making curricular choices that are culturally responsive

Activities and discussions are designed to engage participants in various facets of these principles as they relate to both their classrooms and rehearsal spaces, the varied student cultures represented within their schools, and how these cultures may inform instructional and curricular decisions. Participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies for applying these principles in their respective instructional settings.

Program Schedule:

Friday, March 24
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Live Online Zoom Session

Saturday, March 25
8:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Live Online Zoom Session
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Live Online Zoom Session

$425: One (1) Graduate Credit
$300: Participation Only | Zero Credits

Graduate credit registration requirements include mandatory attendance at all sessions, final projects, written assignments or assessments. Participants will be provided with a letter grade and academic transcript upon request.

Participation-only registration indicates the participant is not required to submit a final project, written assignment or assessment. No academic transcript provided.

PDP completion documentation is not provided by Gordon College. One graduate credit is the equivalent of earning 22.5 PDPs. Participants are encouraged to interface directly with DESE if they wish to convert their graduate credit earnings to PDPs.