Educator Bridge Program



ILMEA Educator Bridge Program


 New Teacher Mentorship Program

New teachers can register for this free program here!

The ILMEA Music Educator Bridge Program is designed to help bridge the gap between studying to be a music educator and teaching in your own classroom. Our goals are to:


The Educator Bridge Program is a 2-year program.  The first year will be conducted primarily through webinar.  The second year will pair the protege with an experienced mentor educator in their area for in-person meetings.  Mentors will be provided with conversation guides/outlines and periodic webinar group sessions will be arranged.
Sessions will be offered for professional development hours.



Much of the program will be developed around the needs of the 

Curriculum topics will be grouped into three categories:  Professional, Personal, and philosophical.  All three strands will be covered in each call.


First year meetings will be 60 minutes, held from 6-7pm.  Below are the dates:

August 27

September 10 and 24

October 8 and 22

November 12 and 26

December 10

January - In person meeting at IMEC TBA


March TBD

April Last session for the first year TBD

Year two meetings will be determined after the first year. 

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