This week I will be taking part in the Lilly Fellows Teacher Academy at ISU in Terre Haute, Indiana. I will be one of 6 teachers who are Lilly Fellows, who will be teaching in the ISU School of Education. We will meet with pre-service students and share our passion for teaching, tips and advice. I will mainly meet with classes that have elementary ed majors.
This is my second time doing this and I really enjoy it. Last time I had a former student in a class - not surprising.
We also get some professional development while we are there. I requested two kinds. I will get to work in the graphics department and print out a number of my images from my Lilly Indiana Portrait project on their large format printers.
I also requested to work with our forum's own Dan Powers - who a faculty member in the music department at ISU. On Wednesday morning I will get to spend a few hours with Dan and run some of the scores for Rivertown past him for his feedback and critique. Dan has a ton more experience and talent and years in orchestrating, so this will be quite helpful. Hopefully Dan will like some of what he hears - don't shred me too much Dan ! ! !
I am hoping to be able to get to his recital on Wednesday night.
So after this I will have personally met with Jim Williams (the mighty Snorlax) and Dan Powers - who does not require an alias!
I am sure as the years go by I will get to meet more of you!