2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

What Are My Strengths? An Introduction to Core Reflection for In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers

- MST
Bartolin Hall E-213/214

Margaret Berg
University of Colorado, Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Dr. Margaret Berg is Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Colorado where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and string pedagogy. Dr. Berg received a BM in violin from Cleveland Institute of Music, BS in music education from Case Western Reserve University, MEd from the University of Cincinnati, and PhD from Northwestern University.

She is co-author of the book The ASTA String Curriculum: Assessment Companion, as well as numerous book chapters and articles focused on sociology of music education, music teacher mentoring, music teacher education, effective practice, and school orchestra and applied studio curriculum and assessment. Dr. Berg has published articles in American String Teacher, Music Educators Journal, and in several music education research journals. Dr. Berg also has chapters in several books including the Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education; The Musical Experience: Rethinking Music Teaching and Learning; Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra; and in the forthcoming Care in Music Education.

She has made presentations at the ASTA National Conference, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, Society for Music Teacher Educators Symposium, International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, the American Educational Research Association Conference and at several CMEA conferences. Dr. Berg has served on the editorial board for the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and String Research Journal and on the National ASTA Executive Board. In  2017, she received the ASTA String Researcher Award.


Are you interested in learning about a different way to confront teaching-related challenges? This session is designed to help in-service and pre-service teachers use their character strengths and ideals as the starting point for reflection, thus using professional competencies and unique personal characteristics to respond to obstacles. This hands-on session will engage participants in various role plays designed to introduce participants to facets of core reflection and its application to common teaching challenges.

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