Professional Development

Workshop Presentations

2022-2023 School Year:

July 12, 2022: Arts Integration Summit in Princeton, NJ

  • Portraits of a Global Perspective: Educator and Artist Co-Creation with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (10:30am-12:30pm)

  • CREATE IDEAs using Children's Books (2:00pm-4:00pm)

July 26, 2022: The Smithsonian Institute, STEM Education Action Planning Institute, Featured Educator Presenter

Aug 8, 15, 22, 19, 2022: Hal Leonard's Music Education Certification Course Instructor: The Interactive Elementary Classroom and SEL with EE Music Class (7:00-8:00pm EST)

Aug. 10, 2022: EEMC Training for Council Bluffs, Iowa music teachers (12:00-1:00pm EST)

Aug. 15, 2022: Morris County Vocational Technical School Summer Institute, Keynote Speaker: Shift from Survive to Thrive (9:00am-10:00am)

Aug. 17, 2022: Recording with NJEA Early Career Network Podcast

Sept. 22, 2022: EEMC Training for Halton Catholic School District, Ontario, Canada

Oct. 10, 2022: The 2 C's of Arts Integration: Collaboration & Connections, Hawkswood School, NJ

October 24-26, 2022: NJSBA Workshop 2022 in Atlantic City, NJ

  • Connecting STEM with Music - Oct. 25, 2:30-4:00pm Action Lab

  • SEL Through the Arts - Oct. 26, 2:00-3:30pm Action Lab

October 28, 2022: Centenary University, Future Educator's Day, Featured Presenter

October 31, 2022: EEMC Training for Martin County School District, FL

Nov. 8, 2022: West Orange School District - Culturally Responsive Practices in the Arts

Dec. 2, 2022: NYSSMA Conference

  • The Interactive General Music Classroom (8:15-9:15am)

  • Teaching K-5 General Music with a Focus on SEL (9:30-10:30am)

  • A NEW model - Subscription Printing for General Music (2:15-3:15pm)

Jan. 16, 2023: St. Rose High School, Belmar, NJ - STREAM Implementation & Assessment

Jan. 26-27, 2023: GMEA Conference

  • Teaching K-5 General Music with a Focus on SEL (1:30-2:30pm, Thursday)

  • The Interactive General Music Classroom (8:45-9:45am, Friday)

  • A NEW model - Subscription Printing for General Music (11:15am-12:15pm, Friday)

Feb. 8-11, 2023: Texas MEA Conference

  • Teaching K-5 General Music with a Focus on SEL (2:30-3:30pm, Friday)

  • A NEW model - Subscription Printing for General Music (11:00am-12:00pm, Saturday)

Feb. 23-25, 2023: NJMEA Conference

  • Foster Literacy, SEL, and IDEA Through Children's Books (2:15pm-3:15pm, Thursday)

  • A NEW model - Subscription Printing for General Music (8:00am-9:00am, Friday)

  • Build a Badge! for Student Assessment (1:15pm-2:15pm, Friday)

  • Effectively Using FREE Tech Resources in General Music (5:00-6:00pm, Friday)

March 13, 2023: PD for Rahway Public Schools Arts Educators

March 21, 2023: Hawkswood School, Eatontown, NJ - CREATE IDEAs Through Children's Books

April 12-15, 2023: The NAMM Show, Music Education Days Featured Presenter

2021-2022 School Year:

August 3-4, 2021: NJMEA Summer Workshop (virtual)

  • Shift from Survive to Thrive

  • Effectively Using Free Tech Resources in General Music

August 9, 2021: Leander ISD, TX Music Teacher Workshop (virtual) - Student-Focused General Music

August 9-13, 2021: ArtsEd NJ arts educator social media takeover

August 26, 2021: St. Rose Catholic School, Belmar, NJ (through TMI Education) - Building Engaging STEAM Experiences, Challenges, & Projects

August 30, 2021: Hopatcong Borough Schools - SEL: It's Not Just for the Kids!

Sept. 3, 2021: Paramus Schools Elementary Music Teachers - Effectively Using MusicFirst Jr. (8:00-11:30am)

Sept. 15, 2021: Back to School EEMC and SEL Webinar (Hal Leonard)

October 5, 2021: Guest Lecture, Montclair State University Music Education Students (7:00-7:30pm)

October 8, 2021: Delaware Music Educator's Association Virtual Conference - The Interactive General Music Classroom (1:50-2:35pm)

October 11, 2021: Watchung Hills Regional High School for Arts Ed NJ - Exploring the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in the Visual & Performing Arts

October 15, 2021: EEMC Workshop for Wayne County Public Schools, NC Music Teachers (Hal Leonard)

October 26, 2021: NJSBA Conference - Arts Integration in Action: Hopatcong, NJ and TeachRock (1:30-2:25pm)

Nov. 4, 2021: NJEA Conference

  • Connecting the Dots with STEM and Music (10:30-11:45am)

  • SEL Through Music (2:00-3:15pm)

Nov. 7, 2021: North Carolina MEA Conference - The Interactive General Music Classroom (1:00-1:50pm)

Nov. 30, 2021: Guest Lecture, University of the Arts Music Education Students (5:00-6:00pm)

Dec. 2, 2021: NYSSMA Conference - Keep it Simple, Keep it Fun, Keep them Engaged! (10:45-11:45am)

January 5, 2022: Co-Hosting NJMEA Elementary Music Webinar (8:00-9:00pm)

Jan. 13-15, 2022: Indiana Music Educators Conference - The Interactive General Music Classroom

Jan. 19, 2022: NJMEA Mentoring Program Webinar - The NJ Visual & Performing Arts Standards (7:00-8:00pm EST)

Jan. 20, 2022: EEMC PD for Iowa City (3:40-4:40pm EST)

Jan. 28, 2022: GMEA Conference

  • Connecting the Dots with STEM and Music (8:45-9:45am)

  • Keep it Simple, Keep it Fun, Keep them Engaged! (2:00-3:00pm)

Feb. 2-5, 2022: Kentucky MEA Conference - The Interactive General Music Classroom

Feb. 3-5, 2022: Ohio MEA Conference (virtual) - Keep it Simple, Keep it Fun, Keep them Engaged!

Feb: 9-12, 2022: Texas MEA Conference -

  • What's Hot: Tips and Trends from Ti:ME's Top Teachers

  • Connecting the Dots with STEM and Music

Feb. 18, 2022: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, RISE Collaborative - STEAM on the RISE in Mississippi, The Educator Perspective Panelist

Feb. 24-26, 2022: NJMEA Conference

  • Feb 24: Tech Talk Trio w/ Shawna, Marj, & Amy (10:30-11:30am)

  • Feb 25: Social Emotional Learning Through Music (8:00-9:00am)

  • Feb 25: Connecting the Dots with STEM and Music (9:15-10:15am)

  • Feb 26: Keep it Simple, Keep it Fun, Keep them Engaged! (9:00-10:00am)

March 1, 2022: William Paterson University - Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Throughout the K-12 Learning Environment (virtual, 4:00-6:00pm)

March 14, 2022: St. Rose Catholic School, Belmar, NJ (through TMI Education) - Designing and Utilizing a STEAM Makerspace

March 30, 2022: Co-Host NJMEA Webinar with Amy Burns (8:00-9:00pm) - Sharing Session February's NJMEA Conference

April 4 & 19, 2022: Guest Lecture for Morris County Vocational-Technical School students

April 8, 2022: NJMAA Workshop - A Multifaceted Approach to SEL in the Arts (9:30-11:00am)

April 26, 2022: EEMC Webinar for Hal Leonard (4:00-5:00pm EST)

May 13, 2022: Sussex County Educator's of the Year Luncheon - Keynote Speaker

May 23, 2022: St. Rose Catholic School, Belmar, NJ (through TMI Education) - STEAM Across all Contents

June 20-23, 2022: St. Rose Catholic School, Belmar, NJ (through TMI Education) - Planning for More STEAM!

2020-2021 School Year:

Aug. 6, 2020: NJMEA Webinar - Social Emotional Learning through Music

Aug. 17, 2020: Arts Ed NJ Webinar - September Ready Webinar Series: Technology

Oct. 9, 2020: The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM, Fall Reboot Conference (Virtual) - Classroom Management in Remote Learning

Oct. 20, 2020: NJSBA Conference (Virtual) - Social-Emotional Learning and Arts Education: A Synergistic Pairing

Oct. 22, 2020: The Smithsonian Institute, Asian Pacific American Center, Portraits of a Global Perspective (Webinar)

Oct. 24, 2020: EdCamp Arts Virtual Conference (coordinator)

Oct. 29, 2020: Hal Leonard Webinar - Planning the Rest of Your Year with EE Music Class!

Dec. 2, 2020: Florida Elementary Music Educators Association Webinar - Technology to Support Elementary General Music in ANY Environment

Jan. 13, 2021: Willingboro School District (NJ) - Engaging & Motivating Students in a Virtual Space (through NJPSA)

Jan. 19, 2021: MusicEdNet Workshop (Australia) (7:30pm EST) - EE Music Class (for Hal Leonard)

Jan. 21, 2021: NAMM Believe in Music Week (Virtual) - Technology to Support Elementary Music (2:00-3:05pm EST)

Jan. 23, 2021: Remixing General Music...the Series! Conference (Virtual) - Lesson Demonstration: Teaching Instrument Families with Shapes (12-12:30pm EST)

Jan. 27, 2021: NJMEA Elementary Ed Tech Roundtable (Virtual, 7:00pm EST)

Jan. 29, 2021: GMEA Conference (Virtual) - Technology to Support Elementary Music (10:00-11:00am)

Jan. 30, 2021: GMEA Conference (Virtual) - The Interactive General Music Classroom (10:00-11:00am)

Feb .10, 2021: Ti:ME National Pre-Conference @ TMEA (Virtual) - The Interactive General Music Classroom (7:00pm EST)

Feb. 12, 2021: TMEA Conference (Virtual) - Technology to Support Elementary Music (11:00-11:45am EST)

Feb. 17, 2021: Wisconsin Arts Integration Symposium (Virtual) - Teaching Music Virtually in an SEL-Focused "Classroom" (4:00-5:00pm EST)

Feb. 18-20, 2021: NJMEA Conference (Virtual) -

  • The Interactive General Music Classroom (Thursday, Feb 18, 12:00-1:00pm)

  • Technology to Support Elementary Music (Thursday, Feb 18, 2:30-3:30pm)

  • Creating Interactive Music Classrooms & Choice Boards, co-presenting w/ Amy Burns (Friday, Feb 19, 1:15-2:15pm)

Feb. 19, 2021: Usher's New Look Career Week Presentation & Interactive Workshop on STEAM (5:00-6:00pm EST)

March 10, 2021: Zion Public Schools, IL - Arts Integration for Arts Educators (3:35-5:00pm EST)

March 19, 2021: NJPSA Workshop, Encouraging Creativity and Connections Through Playful Strategies & Activities - (12:00-3:00pm)

March 20, 2021: Virginia MEA Spring Professional Development Day (Virtual Workshop) - Shift from Survive to Thrive for Yourself & Your Students (12:00pm-1:00pm)

April 14, 2021: Zion Public Schools, IL - Social Emotional Learning Through the Arts (3:35pm-5:00pm EST)

April 15, 2021: Hal Leonard Webinar on Essential Elements Music Class (7:00pm EST)

April 16, 2021: PMEA Conference (Virtual) - Technology to Support Elementary Music (8:00am EST)

April 22, 2021: NAfME All-Eastern Conference (Virtual) - The Interactive General Music Classroom (6:30pm EST)

May 14, 2021: NJPSA Workshop, Encouraging Creativity and Connections Through Playful Strategies & Activities (2:00-4:00pm EST)

June 24, 2021: EdCamp Arts Virtual Conference (coordinator)

July 12-13, 2021: IMES Elementary Music Workshop

  • Shift from Survive to Thrive for Yourself & Your Students

  • The Interactive General Music Classroom

July 13, 2021: Arts Integration Leadership Institute through NJPSA, Making Meaningful Interconnections Across the Globe (1:30-3:00pm EST)

July 14, 2021: Paramus Summer Institute, Keynote Speaker, Synergistic Creativity: Integrating Literacy, SEL, & the Arts (3:00pm EST)

July 15, 2021: The Institute for Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference 2021, Integrating Music with SEL

July 30, 2021: Hal Leonard's Virtual Music Education Summit (virtual)

  • Post-Pandemic Music Tech: Supplementing vs. Supplanting (Panelist)

  • Hal Leonard Technology Solutions: Essential Elements Music Class

2019-2020 School Year:

Oct. 14, 2019: Jackson Township Public Schools - The Building Blocks of Arts Integration & STEAM

Oct. 23, 2019: East Carolina University, Virtual Guest Lecture - Why Should I Use Tech in Music?

Oct. 28, 2019: NJSPA/FEA Arts Integration Series, Workshop

Nov. 14, 2019: NJPSA/FEA Arts Integration Series, Webinar

Nov. 15, 2019: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - Coding in iSTEAM

Jan. 14, 2020: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - iSTEAM Conference 2020: Full-STEAM Ahead! - Opening Keynote Speaker

Jan. 28, 2020: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - Building Engaging iSTEAM Experiences, Challenges, & Projects

Feb. 6, 2020: NJPSA/FEA Arts Integration Series, Webinar

Feb. 7, 2020: NJMAA Workshop - Social-Emotional Learning Through the Arts

Feb 12, 2020: Ti:ME National Pre-Conference @ TMEA (San Antonio, TX) -

      • Let's Code to Makey Makey an Instrument

Feb 13-14, 2020: TMEA Conference (San Antonio, TX) -

      • Let's Jam! Engaging More Students Through Active Music-Making

      • Music Technology for 21st Century Learning

Feb 20-21, 2020: NJMEA Conference (Atlantic City, NJ) -

      • Social Emotional Learning Through Music

      • Mindfulness in Music: It's Not Just for the Students!

      • Music Technology for 21st Century Learning

      • Let's Jam! Engaging More Students Through Active Music-Making

March 2, 2020: NJPSA/FEA Arts Integration Series, Workshop

April 2, 2020: NJPSA/FEA Arts Integration Series, Webinar

April 16, 2020: Jersey City University, Guest Lecture - Tech to Guide & Engage Your Music Students

April 23, 2020: Hal Leonard, Webinar - Why I LOVE EEMC!

April 30, 2020: MusTech.net, Facebook Live Webinar - Online Learning for Elementary General Music

May 14, 2020: NJPSA/FEA Arts Integration Series, Webinar

May 14, 2020: MusTech.net, Facebook Live Webinar - The ToTY Bunch Roundtable Discussion

May 28, 2020: MusTech.net, Facebook Live Webinar - Best Practices & Take-Aways for Elementary General Music

May 29, 2020: Usher's New Look, Webinar for Leadership Academy - Time to STEAM It Up!

June 4, 2020: Hal Leonard, Webinar - Everything You Want to Know About EE Music Class!

June 11-12, 2020: International Music Education Summit (Live Webinars) -

      • Social Emotional Learning Through Music

      • Music Tech for 21st Century Learning

June 29, 2020: NJPSA/FEA Arts Integration Leadership Institute Webinar - What's New in the "Arts Integration Think & Do Workbook"

July 8, 2020: East Brunswick Public Schools Music Department - SEL Through Music

July 30, 2020: Music Ed Technology Conference - Technology to Support Elementary General Music

2018-2019 School Year:

Sept. 30, 2018: Art Educator's of New Jersey - All Aboard the STEAM Train!

Oct. 19, 2018: NJPSA/FEA LEAD Conference - Improving School Culture & Climate through Arts Integration & STEAM

Oct. 24, 2018: NJSBA Workshop - All Aboard the Arts Integration & STEAM Trains!

Nov. 15, 2018: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - Building Your STEAM Environment

Nov. 29, 2018: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - Coding in iSTEAM

Jan. 11, 2019: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - iSTEAM Conference 2019: Full-STEAM Ahead! - Opening Keynote Speaker

Jan. 29, 2019: PMEA Webinar (7:00-8:00pm EST) - Flip Your Classroom with Performance Assessments , (RESOURCES)

Feb. 4, 2019: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - Using Flipgrid & Visual Language to Integrate Reading, Writing, & the Arts

Feb 13, 2019: Ti:ME National Pre-Conference @ TMEA (San Antonio, TX) -

        • Coding + Composition = Chiptune Music

        • Tech Ideas for Elementary Music

Feb 14, 2019: TMEA Conference (San Antonio, TX) - Skype, Google, & the Cloud for Ensembles

Feb 21-22, 2019: NJMEA Conference -

        • STEAMing Up Your Classroom

        • Rock to Reach Your Students

        • Coding + Composition = Chiptune Music

March 5, 2019: TMI Education @ Ramapo College - Building Engaging iSTEAM Experiences, Challenges, & Projects

March 18, 2019: Parsippany/Troy Hills School District, NJ - Technology to Guide & Engage Your Music Students

March 21, 2019: NJSBA iSTEAM Workshop (Morris Plains, NJ) - The Role of the Arts in iSTEAM

April 6, 2019: NAfME All-Eastern Conference (hosted by PMEA, Pittsburgh, PA) -

        • Tech Ideas for Elementary Music

        • Coding + Composition = Chiptune Music

April 15, 2019: Westminster Choir College Guest Lecture - Connecting STEM with Music

May 31, 2019: NJASECD Conference at Rider University - Social-Emotional Learning Through the Arts

June 7, 2019: NJMAA Workshop - The Role of the Arts in STEAM

June 13, 2019: International Music Education Summit (Live Webinar, 1:30-2:30pm EST) - Coding + Composition: Incorporating STEAM Extensions

June 14, 2019: Association for Popular Music Education Conference (NYU) - Music Technology for 21st Century Learning

June 24, 2019: ISTE (Philadelphia, PA) - Welcome to the STEAM Lab!

July 15, 2019: NJPSA Arts Integration Leadership Institute (Princeton, NJ) - Connecting the Dots with Arts Integration: Using the Think and Do Workbook

July 17, 2019: University of Northern Iowa (Virtual Guest Lecture) - Focusing on Student-Centered Learning & Creativity

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