Outreach Materials and Links
Would you like to tell someone about Guitars in the Classroom? You may wish to speak with a local group, foundation, PTO, or school administrator about GITC.
Maybe you know a teacher who’d be interested in enrolling or a music educator who could become an inspirational teacher trainer. The materials and powerpoint presentations on this page can make talking with others easier to accomplish with confidence.
Having a brochure to share will help you get a first conversation about GITC started. Knowing how to discuss GITC effectively is important. District officials must understand that this program accomplishes academic goals and leads to improved student performance in class and on tests. Teachers need to hear that the approach to playing the guitar and singing is inclusive and fun… they’ll want assurance they can learn to play. PTO members want to understand the program logistics. Sponsors want to know how the work will make a real difference for children. These brochures will make the job of explaining this much easier to do. And once you have a dialogue going, if you find you want more information or input, please reach out to our executive director, Jessica Baron and she’ll join the conversation, too. This is grassroots education in action and we all do it together!
The 2012 GITC Brochure is for anyone to read. The 2012 GITC Music Companies Brochure is great for sharing with music stores and music products manufacturers. Both brochures have 2 sides and fold into thirds. They look good in black and white, so no need for fancy printing.
Powerpoints can also help you tell the GITC story and along with the brochures at the bottom of this page, you will find three of them.
The first is for everyone, and is titled 2012 Welcome to GITC! The second is for school administrators and teachers and is called Bring GITC to Your School! The last one is for music educators who want to add guitar to their music classes and who might want to become teacher trainers with GITC. That one is titled 2012 GITC for Music Educators.
Thank you for taking the time to consider starting a conversation about making music with Guitars in the Classroom in your community. For the past twelve years, this is exactly how good things have happened… because someone “got it” and cared. We each have the power to create positive change in the world, and this is a change your community will see, touch, hear and feel if you decide to make it happen.
We are always working on improving our materials and we hope that by 2013, we can also offer you short, inspirational videos to show anyone you feel may be interested in the value of integrating music for learning and living well.