Sterling Mac Nay
- Owen Sound Ontario, Canada
- [email protected]
I am currently teaching a 1-year LTO at St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound, Ontario. After two years at the elementary level where the challenge of preparing to teach all subjects to one group of learners was highly rewarding and educational to me, I am currently teaching Grade 9 and 10 English as well as Civics and Careers. After this current year, I am hoping to have the opportunity to work within the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board again at either the elementary or secondary level.
I am in the process of consulting with the VON Grey-Bruce and Grey Bruce Hospice to assist their outreach volunteers in the design and implementation of a structured music intervention for clients. The program follows the Music Care model but will be adjusted to align with the needs of both the volunteers, clients, and deployment environment.
As an artist in the classroom, I collaborated with teachers of all subjects to create lessons that delivered curricular-based education through music.
I created and implemented a 3-credit course titled 'Music Therapy in Aging" and taught, on average, once per year. Due to the distance I needed to travel, I taught Friday evenings, all day Saturday, and Sunday mornings for three weekends. Students who enrolled in this course came from the Nursing, Gerontology, Music, and Physical Education disciplines.
The purpose of the course was to introduce students to music therapy and instill an understanding of how music is used in our everyday lives. Students leaving the course gained an understanding of simple methods of implementing music in the long-term care setting.
The course was delivered with direct instruction and consisted of lecture, presentation, and hands-on learning strategies.
I developed and implemented individual and group music therapy programs for the long-term care, head injury, developmentally disabled, and adult psychiatric populations throughout Grey and Bruce counties.
I currently maintain an 'inactive' professional membership in the American and Canadian music therapy associations but have changed my status to retired.
Ms. Cameron is currently the head of the English Department at West Hill Secondary School in Owen Sound, Ontario. She was my Associate Teacher during my second student teaching placement in Februrary-March of 2012.
Mr. Pickett is currently principal at the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute.
Dr. Hall was responsible for my initiating the course Music Therapy and Ageing at Laurentian University. He has observed my work and continues to be a mentor and advisor to me.
I am currently employed by the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board as a teacher at St. Mary's High School in Owen Sound, Ontario. I teach Applied/College and Academic/University English to Grades 9-12 students. I was a part-time professor at Laurentian University from 1998 to 2010. In 1998, I created and implemented a course called Music Therapy in Aging and delivered it to students with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and experiences. My presentation of material was conducted through: direct instruction, audio-visual presentation, group work, and hands-on techniques. Experiential learning was central to the success of students in this course as was collaborative skills and independent learning skills.
Linux and Open Source Software.
Playing adult recreational soccer.
Welcome to my online CV...
Welcome to my online CV. I am currently completing a one year LTO teaching Grade 8 in the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board.
I have uploaded material that will demonstrate my early knowledge and skills as a teacher. Please browse my information and feel free to contact me if you would like to speak to me directly.
During my second placement in the English classroom, I installed and configured a Moodle site. All students were encouraged to use this site to check on assignments, due dates, and any hand outs from class.
Grade Achieved: 92.9%
Completed by Sterling MacNay on December 3, 2017
12 weeks, 3-5 hours a week.
Dr. Tracy Bear & Dr. Paul Gareau