music-noteWiASTA String Expo

Annual String Teachers professional development session.


WiASTA Expo Sessions

PD: Student Assessment in Performance

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.                      Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Greenhill Center of the Arts - Atrium
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Dr. Wendy Barden
Direct application for student-driven learning with assessment tools practical for teaching music elements in the string classroom
9:15 - 11:00 a.m. Note Flight Learn
Engage directly with this website designed specifically for music education to record, create, perform with interactive assessment tools
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Eschelon String Quartet
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eschelong String Quartet
Classroom strategies for engaging students in alternative styles
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Shelly Weber
Engaging in district-wide standards based student assessment tools: struggles and successes
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Collegiate Session
Crosswalk of ASTA String Curriculum and the edTPA process using the tools presented by the Expo presenters

*All times are subject to change


Cost Information

ASTA Members: $45

Collegiate ASTA: $25

UW-Whitewater Continuing Education Credit: Additional $15

UW-Whitewater Graduate Credit (one): Additional $441.63

The ASTA Members and Collegiate ASTA fee covers breakfast, instructional materials. The UW-Whitewater Continuing Education Credit fee includes breakfast, instructional materials and 1 CEU credit. The UW-Whitewater Graduate Credit fee includes breakfast, instructional material and 1 graduate credit.

Graduate Credit

Participants will register online for this event as a Collegiate ASTA or a ASTA member and check 1 graduate credit add on.  Upon completing the registration, they will be emailed a registration confirmation providing detailed directions on how to obtain the credit registration form.  Instructions on payment for the graduate credit will be sent with the credit form. Participants will complete the 1 day conference and then work online to complete the remainder of the coursework. 

Parking Information

Participants may park in the lot 1 in front of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, located on the corner of Main St and Prince St. (enter the parking lot from Prince). Campus parking permits are not required on weekends.  More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website. A campus map can be found here.


Guest Artists

Eschelon String Quartet

The Echelon String Quartet will perform alternative styles of music. In addition Dale Wimer from Mukwonago will discuss how to incorporate an alternative styles ensemble into the string curriculum.

Dr. Wendy Barden

Dr. Wendy Barden from Segue Consulting Partners in Minnesota is a retired music teacher with three decades of classroom and administrative experience. She will present a workshop on standards-based curriculum, instruction, assessment, and grading and how it is applied to understanding, reading and performing rhythms accurately. Wendy will use Rhythm Basics, a Kjos publication.

Shelly Weber

Shelly Weber is a string teacher at Wisconsin Hills Middle School, Elm Grove School District. She will present her collaborative analysis of the crossroads of performance standards in the following: 2014 National Standards, 2008 Model Academic Standards, 2011 ASTA String Curriculum, and WSMA performance rubrics. Shelly will be giving teachers artifacts that address components of the Danielson Framework for their Educator Effectiveness portfolios.

Susan Chandler

Susan Chandler will present EdTPA to collegiate ASTA Chapters as well as experienced teachers.


Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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