On Friday, February 16th, we presented a session about the MIE program at the California All State Music Educators Conference in San Jose entitled "Every Student Every Day, What We've Learned About the Power of Music Education Through the Music Immersion Experience Program." Joining MIE Coordinator Samantha Theisen, and TOSA Jennifer Trujillo, was Roosevelt's Principal Cheryl Labanaro Wilson, SGUSD Superintendent Dr. John Pappalardo, and SGUSD School Board member Dr. Gary Thomas Scott. In addition, our San Gabriel Unified middle and high school music educators, Esther Minwary, Rachel Chew, Brian Basmajian, and Melissa Romero, were in attendance.
The purpose of the presentation was to share information about the Music Immersion Experience program, as well as to "promote the advancement of quality elementary music education by demonstrating what is possible when full potential is accessed."
Below are videos of each segment of the presentation for the purpose of sharing with school administrators, fellow educators, or other interested people.
The powerpoint presentation can be found HERE
MIE Coordinator Samantha Theisen explains how the MIE program is structured, including schedule, class organization, and staffing.
Roosevelt Elementary School Principal, Cheryl Labanaro Wilson, discusses the results of the Program Evaluation and Data report, completed in Summer, 2017.
MIE Teacher on Special Assignment, Jennifer Trujillo explains her role in the MIE program and shows examples of current collaborative projects.
MIE History and Philosophy
Dr. Gary Thomas Scott, a member of the San Gabriel Unified School Board, and retired music educator of over 40+ years experience, provides an explanation of how MIE was developed, and the overall philosophy of the program.
District Goals, MIE Funding and Future
San Gabriel Unified Superintendent, Dr. John Pappalardo, explains how MIE is funded, goals the MIE program strives toward, and future plans for elementary music district wide.