YOUTHBEAT



YouthBeat – Promoting Global Competencies Through Music

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Overview


YouthBeat is an app-based music program that enables generalist Grade 3-9 teachers to use music as a vehicle for deeper engagement of all students in learning.

The app provides a comprehensive series of relatable music creation activities that personalize to each student’s musical interests and ability level and free teachers of the requirement to lead instruction.

The program’s focus on peer to peer learning strengthens peer relationships, and leads to stronger school attachment and reduced behavioural incidents. Students learn new expressive capacities that help them process emotions and reduce anxiety. Parents are engaged as they experience their children’s enthusiasm for the program, and listen to their original musical creations.

For teachers, the app’s inclusion of pattern visualizations supports connections to numeracy, and its built-in microphone feature supports soundscapes (science), spoken word, and lyric writing.

YouthBeat is designed for schools and teachers who want to create a truly inclusive classroom learning environment. It provides a safe environment for students to learn new roles and accountabilities within an inquiry-based learning model, and for teachers to learn how to design choice and personalization into their instruction.

  • ElectroSynths
  • BeatsPalette
  • FasterBlues

For teachers, the app’s inclusion of pattern visualizations supports connections to numeracy, and its built-in microphone feature supports soundscapes (science), spoken word, and lyric writing.

YouthBeat is designed for schools and teachers who want to create a truly inclusive classroom learning environment. It provides a safe environment for students to learn new roles and accountabilities within an inquiry-based learning model, and for teachers to learn how to design choice and personalization into their instruction.

 

  • ElectroSynths
  • BeatsPalette
  • FasterBlues

WHO?


  • Teachers looking to enhance student engagement and peer to peer learning
  • Teachers who love music and wish they could include it in their classroom but lack musical training
  • Schools lacking music programs or instruments
  • Principals and parents looking to boost attachment to school


WHAT?


  • Delivers effective experiential learning through music
  • Gets students deeply invested in their learning process
  • Provides multiple connections to literacy and numeracy
  • Supports peer to peer learning and student voice, and
  • Gives students expressive tools that enhance mental health and resilience


HOW?


  • Builds upon students’ listening skills and validates their musical interests
  • Provokes exploration and application of key musical concepts in a context of students’ own choosing
  • Provides visualizations that support deeper grasp of auditory concepts
  • Teachers students principles of effective communication in music – principles that are also relevant to written communication
  • Developmentally appropriate tasks and scope for growing capacity over time – validated in Grades 4-10


EVIDENCE BASED LEARNING


Developed by The Royal Conservatory over a ten year period, involving extensive classroom testing in a variety of elementary and middle schools with different socio-economic profiles

 



WHY MUSIC?


While many teachers use video to leverage students’ digital skills, the vast majority of teachers are missing out on music.

In a 2014 Royal Conservatory survey, when public school teachers and students were asked which arts disciplines they would like to know more about, teachers chose video first and music last, students chose video first and music second.

YouthBeat’s comprehensive solution relieves teachers of the burden (and fear) of primary instruction, allowing them to shift to a coaching role and finding curriculum connections to extend learning.

MusicFestival

WHAT?



A comprehensive app-based learning solution that:

  • Delivers effective experiential learning through music
  • Gets students deeply invested in their learning process
  • Provides multiple connections to literacy and numeracy
  • Supports peer to peer learning and student voice, and
  • Gives students expressive tools that enhance mental health and resilience

HOW?


  • Builds upon students’ listening skills and validates their musical interests
  • Provokes exploration and application of key musical concepts in a context of students’ own choosing
  • Provides visualizations that support deeper grasp of auditory concepts
  • Teachers students principles of effective communication in music – principles that are also relevant to written communication
  • Developmentally appropriate tasks and scope for growing capacity over time – validated in Grades 4-10
MusicFestival
MusicFestival

EVIDENCE-BASED LEARNING


Developed by The Royal Conservatory over a ten year period, involving extensive classroom testing in a variety of elementary and middle schools with different socio-economic profiles


WHY MUSIC?


While many teachers use video to leverage students’ digital skills, the vast majority of teachers are missing out on music.

In a 2014 Royal Conservatory survey, when public school teachers and students were asked which arts disciplines they would like to know more about, teachers chose video first and music last, students chose video first and music second.

YouthBeat’s comprehensive solution relieves teachers of the burden (and fear) of primary instruction, allowing them to shift to a coaching role and finding curriculum connections to extend learning.

MusicFestival

OUTCOMES


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    SCHOOL ATTACHMENT AND CULTURE

    Attendance is higher when YouthBeat is part of the school day as students demonstrate pride and growing confidence as their work is recognized by peers, parents, and teachers. Emphasis on peer to peer learning enhances collaboration within the class and school, leading to reduced behavioural incidents.

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    LEADERSHIP

    Offers opportunities and support for student leaders who go on to mentor younger students and lead after school programming.

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    DIGITAL FLUENCY

    Students learn transferable digital skills including how to manage the process of project creation, saving, exporting, and adaptation to other platforms.

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    LITERACY & NUMERACY

    Supports connections to literacy and numeracy – includes option to record voice. Visualizations to encourage pattern recognition skills that are valuable for numeracy. Focus on the principles of effective musical communication offers many parrallels to effective written communication.

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    ENGAGEMENT

    Students are deeply invested in learning because they are always applying concepts to projects of their own choosing, and through use of a peer to peer learning model.