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Band Director Brooks Holmes on Teaching Remotely with SmartMusic During COVID-19 School Closures

Band Director Brooks Holmes on Teaching Remotely with SmartMusic During COVID-19 School Closures

Massachusetts Band Director Brook Holmes discusses his transition from classic to the web-based SmartMusic to address his remote teaching and learning needs

About this course

Brooke Holmes has been teaching in South Hadley, MA for many years and was a classic SmartMusic user. When schools closed in March of 2020 due to COVID-19, he pivoted to the web-based version. In this course, Brooks discusses his experience including:

  • How he managed the transition
  • Using the method books, solos, and band literature in SmartMusic for student exploration and assignments
  • Things he would do the same way or differently if he has to teach remotely again
  • Best practices

Curriculum13 min

  • Why Use SmartMusic to Teach Remotely? 3 min
  • What Features did you Find the Most Helpful? 1 min
  • Continuing to Teach Remotely: Things to do the Same and Things to do Differently 2 min
  • Best Practices Using SmartMusic 5 min

About this course

Brooke Holmes has been teaching in South Hadley, MA for many years and was a classic SmartMusic user. When schools closed in March of 2020 due to COVID-19, he pivoted to the web-based version. In this course, Brooks discusses his experience including:

  • How he managed the transition
  • Using the method books, solos, and band literature in SmartMusic for student exploration and assignments
  • Things he would do the same way or differently if he has to teach remotely again
  • Best practices

Curriculum13 min

  • Why Use SmartMusic to Teach Remotely? 3 min
  • What Features did you Find the Most Helpful? 1 min
  • Continuing to Teach Remotely: Things to do the Same and Things to do Differently 2 min
  • Best Practices Using SmartMusic 5 min
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