Archive | August, 2011

Devaluing Education Closes the Book on Progress, LITERALLY!

By Mark T. Burke Near a small town in PA, in fact, the ONLY Town in PA, “progress” has once again demonstrated its cruelty.  A few days ago, the RR. Donnelley company announced the factory outside of Bloomsburg PA was closing.  300+ people will loose their jobs.  Does RR Donnelley sound familiar?  For those of […]

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vAPM Podcast #7: How Online Courses Help with Your Program Goals

By Mark T. Burke Today’s post is a podcast post.  In this podcast, I discuss my responses to the question, “Why should our school integrate online music courses?”  http://viaacademies.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v18b.swf This is just the beginning of the conversation.  What do you think?  How can online music courses help your program goals become reality? 

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RMM Philosophies for Teachers and Schools

By Mark T. Burke RMM, or Recreational Music Making is not a new concept for me although RMM is a new term for me.  I think it’s a great term, focusing many types of programs and the overall philosophies that the movement attempts to exemplify into a single, communicable phrase. I’m not shocked that I […]

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