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Resource Map - A scaffolded approach from whole class to independent, informal learning
A year ago we were all set to embark on a series of sell out workshop tours across the world and we were looking forward to meeting teachers in Asia, Australia, The Middle East, Europe and New Zealand, all due to be taking part in our popular practical, musical and immersive Teacher Professional Development Workshops.
However with travel and PD on hold across the world, we decided to use the time to focus on creating some fantastic new units of work and to transform how we share our existing suite of audio/visual resources with our community. We explored how we might move from USBs and downloads to something more contemporary and accessible to students and teachers whether they are working in school or taking part in distance learning.
So we are really excited to announce that we have recently launched an entire catalogue of resources, some new, some heavily reversioned, extended and updated, all created with musical, participatory, engaging and stimulating music learning and teaching in mind. And for the first time, each resource is accessible via one URL.
**No downloads. No USBs. No Powerpoints**
The URL can then be shared with students using laptops, mobile devices or tablets, whether they are working in bands in a practice room or distance learning at home. Of course they will also be able to access the resources any time, anywhere, providing new opportunities for them to continue learning outside of their class music lessons, utilising informal approaches to learning music outside the classroom.
As our resource map above outlines, the aim of our resource-supported program is to support students to grow into independent, informal learners through our tried and tested classroom pedagogies which span formal, informal and non formal approaches to music learning and which underpins the development of all our resources.
Due to the short term challenges of running our face to face workshops, for the first time, we will also be making our resources available more widely. In the next few weeks we will be releasing a series of taster resources, totally free of charge and accessible from anywhere. Soon after that, the full catalogue will be made available for purchase via our website www.musicalfuturesinternational.org.
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