“Co – Mentoring Concepts in Online Teacher Development Activity Platforms for a Supportive Music Teachers Community”
26 August 2020
09:00 - 09:45 hrs (GMT+7)
Wichita Jandan, Speaker
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online teacher development programs have become even more necessary. For this reason, we conducted two forms of online music coaching and mentoring. One was performed on a Facebook group fanpage, where VDO clips of activities and suggestions were posted with minimal real-time communication. A second was co-mentoring online sessions, where teachers interacted in real-time via video conference and were able to ask questions as well as share teaching tips. Although fewer people could attend these real-time sessions, they were found to provide deeper understanding in many dimensions and a sense of friendship and community.
Both platforms served each other in harmony. Therefore, engaging in both forms of online music teacher development will enable teachers to provide information to large groups of people and concurrently provide a deeper level of support and appreciation for each individual music teaching community member.