This post is the 16th in a series of brief profiles of people who will be presenting their work at VOICES, a first-of-its-kind online conference on using music to teach STEM, on Sept. 27-28, 2017.
Tiffany Getty is a chemistry teacher at Wellsboro Area High School in Pennsylvania … and, as of January 2017, also an Ed.D. student at Wilkes University. She submitted the following VOICES abstract.
11th GRADE STUDENT SONG WRITING EXAM PROJECT
I’d like to propose a project and rubric I used as an end of the year assessment in my 11th grade chemistry class. I had students choose a topic, and write and record a song, instead of taking an exam. They seemed to have fun completing the project and I think it went well. I am seeking input on anything -– but specifically a better rubric to grade students, and also music technology that is easy to use, high quality, and accessible to all. Thanks!
If you want to hear more about this, you’re in luck — Tiffany’s “video poster” has now been posted to the VOICES website! So have video posters by Kevin Ahern, Alecia Beymer/Vaughn Watson, Dane Camp, Kristin Chavis, Greg Crowther/John Mlynczak, Dennis Pearl/John Weber, Robby Ratan, and Walter Smith. Check them out and, if desired, leave comments!