Dr. William I. Bauer, Associate Professor, Area Head of Music Education and Director of the MM in Music Education Online Program, had a busy summer teaching and presenting in the United States and abroad. Dr. Bauer was a guest instructor during Baldwin Wallace University’s (Ohio) Summer Institute for Music Teaching and Learning, leading two workshops - iPads in Music Education: Musical Creativity and iPads in Music Education: Developing Instructional Materials for the iPad and Other Devices. He also was a guest instructor for Music-COMP, an organization that fosters "a community of music educators, professional composer mentors, music organizations, and pre-service educators who encourage and support music composition for students,” during their Summer Institute for Teachers held at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. There, Dr. Bauer presented sessions on instructional design and assessment in music education, and iPads as a creative tool for music teachers and students.
From July 24-29, Dr. Bauer participated in the International Society for Music Education’s 32nd World Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, an event attended by more than 1500 music educators from around the world. During the conference, Dr. Bauer presented two sessions. The first was a 90-minute symposium, presented with colleagues, titled "Mentoring Graduate Student Writers: International Issues and Practices.” In a separate session, Dr. Bauer presented the results of an action research project: "Wikipedia as a Tool to Develop Students’ Research, Analysis, and Writing Skills.” This project was supported by Dr. Bauer’s receipt of a 2015-2016 College of the Arts Teaching Fellow Award.