Brian O AcklesMarcellus High School · Vocal Music Teacher
Brian O Ackles
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Brian O Ackles is the vocal music teacher for Marcellus High School, in Marcellus New York. Brian does research in Secondary Education, Teacher Education, and Teaching Methods. His current project is 'Agile Development Instructional Framework (ADIF) A New Strategy for Student Centered Instruction'.Brian O. Ackles holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and a Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas, San Antonio.
August 2001 - present
Marcellus High School
- Vocal Music Teacher
- Music Theory I instructor, Director of the Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, and Select Vocal Ensemble. Vocal Director for the high school musical.
August 1979 - May 1985
Westminster Choir College
Field of study
- K - 12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Education
This Agile Centered Classroom presents a new framework for music education based on the Agile Development Instructional Framework (ADIF) that provides music students the opportunity to problem-solve, plan, collaborate, and to be accountable for their work in the classroom. It is the realization that each student has the inherent capacity to evaluat...
The Agile Development Instructional Framework (ADIF) A New Strategy for Student-Centered Music Education The recent implementation of new state and national educational standards challenges music educators to evaluate, analyze, and modify traditional classroom rehearsal techniques. This article introduces the Agile Development Instructional Framew...
To study and research the Agile-Centered Philosophy of music instruction and curriculum implementation. This new philosophy modifies and incorporates the Agile Development and Scrum Methodologies with the writings of M. M. Bakhtin. Specifically, adapting aspects of heteroglossia and dialogism within instruction to encourage and promote student-centered instruction.