COSAMP News & Blog


New Courses For The Australian Curriculum For The Arts

COSAMP has been working hard on improving the Course plans available in TPN Australia. The improvements focus on finalising the mapping to the final, endorsed version of the new Australian Curriculum for the Arts. The new course plans include hyperlinks that will take teachers directly to the referenced TPN components, such as lessons, quizzes and Keywords in the Students site, and formative exercise PDF guides from the Teachers’ site. Mapping to the national curriculum occurs in the Mapping Details document for each of the band levels, as well as in the Course Plan documents. At this stage, final drafts of our new Course Plans are available for TPN Australia Member Schools to review on the Years 7 & 8 Contemporary Music Production page of the courses page. Final versions and Years 9 & 10 documents will be available soon. Click here to visit the Years 7 & 8 courses page. (TPN Australia login required).

COSAMP Launches Virtual Classroom

COSAMP To Launch ‘Virtual Classroom’

COSAMP is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new, exclusive service for TPN Member Schools called ‘Virtual Classroom’. The concept of Virtual Classroom is that we will present a lesson from our facilities in Melbourne that, much like our live webinars, can be attended online and streamed directly into a school classroom. Schools simply register as teachers do for our webinars, and then ‘attend’ the event using the teacher’s computer that is connected to a data projector, smart board or large screen in the classroom. Each Virtual Classroom event will have a presenter as well as a moderator, who can field live questions from teachers or their students. The first event and launch of Virtual Classroom will be FREE. This live event will be held on Wednesday 20th August 2014, at 12:40pm (AEST). The lesson will run for 40 mins and the topic of the lesson will be “Using FX in a mix.” To register your class for this free event, click the button below. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Triple J Music Jam

Music Jam With Triple J

ABC Splash Live presents ‘Music Jam with Julian Hamilton from the Presets and former Unearthed High finalist Montaigne’! Your hosts are Triple J presenters Rosie Beaton and Linda Marigliano. Find out how to get the most out of your band, get your songs to audiences and hear on-the-road stories. Get your questions ready, because it’s the live audience that drives the program! Music Jam with Triple J takes place on Thursday 26 June from 2pm. Thanks to Nick Frampton at Emmanuel College in Warrnambool for sharing this with the Network! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TPN Australia Free Trial

COSAMP is offering all secondary schools in Australia a one month free trial of TPN Australia. TPN Australia is a complete music technology resource library that features a teacher site for class room materials as well as our TPN student site with text, videos, audio players and links. Loads of lessons, formative exercises and practical assessment strategies keep your students engaged while they’re learning great skills and techniques for sound and music production. You will also have access to our recorded webinar archive that features all recent webinars presented. To get started with your free trial simply fill out the webform and we will create login details for your school. During the free trial period all teachers are welcome to meet one of our specialists online and discuss their school’s music program and their unique objectives for incorporating music technology. Contact us to make a time and we can answer any questions you may have, while giving you a personalised tour through the TPN. Register here for your FREE trial

Scots College NZ Recording Studio

The TPN Lands In New Zealand

COSAMP General Manager Kye Thomas recently conducted Protools training for teachers and students at Scots College in Wellington, New Zealand. Scots College has taken out a licence for access to the TPN Australia websites and materials and will be using the TPN resources to help their students learn about the school’s new recording and film production equipment. Scots College’s incredible new facilities were designed and installed in consultation with Lords of The Rings Director Peter Jackson’s Park Road studios. Teacher’s and students from the school worked with Kye over a 2-day workshop, practising their skills by using a range of TPN practical exercises including Pro Tools editing, signal routing using FX, MIDI and mixing techniques. We welcome Scots College on board and look forward to hearing how their students progress through their Music Technology program.