b'When I had assigned this project, I had simply hoped to introduce the topic of poetry and the power of music to accentuate and influence the interpretation of spoken word, said Burns. The result was profound work that led to a number of very deep and meaningful class conversations that still come up from time to time. By measuring the level of impact through data collection,The result was profound work that led educators across the division will be able to make informedto a number of very deep and meaningful decisions as the project continues to thrive. At the beginning of January, there were no student or staff users of Soundtrap in LRSD.class conversations that still come up The pilot project officially launched in January and LRSD staff andfrom time to time.students were quickly onboarded to the learning platform. As of May 13, 2021, that number has grown to 1,968 users across theMELISSA BURNSdivision with 329,974 minutes of recording in the sound studio. InMusic Specialist at Archwood Schoola typical week, 776 projects are created,and students have participated in a total of 17,290 projects.Moving forward, the pilot project shows no signs of slowing itsThis is just one example of how educators across LRSD tempo. Most recently, Pedersen joined educators from Berlin,found innovative solutions and explore ways to ensure school Brazil, Los Angeles, and New York to share ideas and collaborate.communities maintained rich learning opportunities despite the Soundtrap has been especially helpful as we continue to navigateunprecedented challenges presented by the pandemic.the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on singing andCO-AUTHORED BYwind instruments, said Pedersen. Its been a great tool to teachWarren Hart, Ingrid Pedersen, Melissa Burnsmusical theory and experiment with sound and creativity.and Thaddeus Bourassa33'