Staff Member

Mr. Josh McDougall

Contact Info

 Josh McDougall, Vocal Music
Phone: (402) 734-5011, ext. 1007
Email: joshua.mcdougall@ops.org

Teaching Philosophy

I completed my certification in the Kodály concept of Music Education in Summer 2015.

The Kodály Concept is:
  • a philosophy of education and a concept of teaching
  • a comprehensive program to train basic musical skills and teach the reading and writing of music
  • an integration of many of the best ideas, techniques, and approaches to music education
  • a sequential, experience-based approach to teaching

Music class is singing-based. The very first experience children have with Music is through song, and as the voice is the most natural instrument, I believe every child can sing. I also believe singing is the most powerful musical expression we can have. In Music class, we sing many folk songs from the United States of America, but we also enrich our musical experiences by singing folk songs from Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Australia, Japan, the Hawaiian culture, and many more! Folk songs are the music of the people, which is why I believe these are best used to serve our kids. In addition to the use of folk music, we learn to read music through written dictation as well as oral/aural dictation, called solfège. Solfège is best tool for developing the inner, musical ear, and many folk songs are based on the pentatone scale (do, re, mi, so, la), so this system is best used to teach the early musician.

Academics

Bachelor of Music, K-12 Certification
University of Nebraska Omaha
May 2013

Master of Music
University of Nebraska Omaha
August 2017

DAILY SCHEDULE

I teach both at Pawnee and Ashland Park-Robbins Elementary Schools.

Days 1 & 6 Days 2 & 7 Days 3 & 8 Days 4 & 9 Day 5/10

8:55-9:45
5 - Badura
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8:55-9:45
  5- Goff


8:55-9:45
  5- Fields

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9:50-10:40
  2 - Logston
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9:50-10:40
  2 - Gammell


9:50-10:40
  2 - Velazquez  

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10:45-11:35
  6- Kucera
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10:45-11:35
  6- Bystrom


10:45-11:35
  6- Perry

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11:40-12:25
Lunch/Plan

11:45-12:15
Lunch

11:40-12:25
Lunch/PLAN

11:40-12:25
Lunch/PLAN

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12:30-1:20
  3 - Babcock  

12:30-1:20
TRAVEL

12:30-1:20
  3 - Hemmatazad  


12:30-1:20
  3 - Williams

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1:20-2:10
K - Cisar

1:20-2:10
K - Scobey 

1:20-2:10
K - Woods


1:20-2:10
PLAN

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2:15-3:05
PLAN

2:15-3:05
  1 - Mommsen  

2:15-3:05
  1 - Kasik


2:15-3:05
  1 - Kenney

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3:10-4:00
  4 - Todd

3:10-4:00
  4 - Fuller

3:10-4:00
CHORUS


3:10-4:00
  4 - Marco

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