Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Ken Greene is the Program Director at Bravo Academy for Arts Integration and Arts Industry in Memphis, TN, and State Educational Technology Chair of the Tennessee Music Educators Association. He has traveled throughout the United States as a music technology clinician for the Yamaha Corporation of America, and has presented several professional development workshops for Memphis City Schools and other school districts on the topics of technology integration, global collaborations, and project-based instruction. As a member of the Memphis City Schools Teacher Effectiveness Measures (TEM) committee, Ken has contributed to the development of the Portfolio of Student Growth in the Arts (PSGA) and participated in the MCS Fine Arts Student Growth Measures Pilot.
Ken received the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Outstanding Music Educator of the Year award (2008-2009) and was recognized by WREG News Channel 3 as a Memphis “Educator of the Week.” His integration of technology helped him earn $17,500 in Teach Award grants from Best Buy in 2007 for his music classroom. Ken’s students have been recognized by the National Middle School Association and local media outlets for their innovative multimedia projects and global collaborations with students in France, Nepal, Mexico, Ghana, and other countries. His lesson plans have been published in the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum’s Curriculum Guide and the Young People’s Concert Teacher’s Guide, an integrated unit created in partnership with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Memphis City Schools. Ken also performs professionally, singing and playing guitar with his wife at venues throughout the Memphis area.