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Intro to Backward Design in Music Education: Vision, Alignment, Possibilities

Wondering where to start with curriculum design?

Having trouble understanding what your curriculum leaders or administrators are asking of you?

Looking for strategies to help teachers with different pedagogical trainings have meaningful conversations?

Want to lead your music team in some transformative curriculum writing?


Join us for this spark course packed with curriculum design information - just for arts educators!


What you'll get:

  • Video presentation on backward design
  • PDF of the presentations slides
  • Recommended links to further resources
  • Promising, actionable next steps after completing the spark course - so can you can move forward faster

Join me in transforming students, teachers, and communities through curriculum design in music education.

With Gratitude,

What People Are Saying:

Quite simply, Nyssa is the best! As a consultant, she is supportive, engaging, and inspiring. I don’t say that lightly. We all know that topics that demand high cognitive loads like curriculum work or unit planning can be laborious,... but with Nyssa in the room, the work feels light, fresh, and constructive.

Adam Chapa, Shanghai

Nyssa is the real deal! What I love most about Nyssa is her graciousness and true desire to help you analyze and understand your teaching situation. If you want to be the best teacher you can be in the varying situations each of you have, then let Nyssa gently guide you to be more confident and feel positive about your curriculum and pedagogy as you go forward.

Sarah Hassler, Chennai

Many classroom teachers find the evolving expectations for curriculum documentation and assessment to be daunting, and at times, overwhelming. In addition, arts courses often seem not to fit the standard templates and models used by schools. Nyssa has the ability to break these topics down into easily understandable parts and can help guide our music educators towards realistic and practical strategies for implementation in their schools.

Keith Montgomery, AMIS