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Updated IMEA Website

Good Morning, Music Teachers! Welcome back to a new and what promises to be, an interesting year of teaching music.

This past week I uploaded a completely revamped version of the IMEA website. As always, my goal has been to provide lots of content in an easy and accessible way. Hopefully this version is an improvement. 

I want to point out a few things that I hope will make the site more functional for everyone.

  • MENUS - have been tweaked to be more descriptive and concise. Menus are now dynamic, in that if you are an IMEA/NAfME member, more menu choices will show up when you log in. Also, if you are an IMEA board member, there are a few additional menu items that show up when you are logged in.
  • PROFILE - If you are a NAfME/IMEA member, a Profile button now appears near the Login link when you are logged in. This will take you to a page that shows you two different profiles, your NAfME membership profile and your IMEA database profile. Here's the short version of how this works on the site: this site uses two different databases that are interconnected and it can get confusing. The NAfME membership database is used to log in to the site and to check for membership when registering for IMEA sponsored events. It is not automatically connected with NAfME and has to be physically downloaded to keep it updated. If you are unable to log in and you know your membership is current, contact the webmaster to have the database updated. The information on this database cannot be changed by IMEA, only updated. You have to change it on the NAfME membership website. The IMEA database is basically a list of teachers, their contact information, and the schools they teach at. With the number of teachers and the number of schools in the state, this database is very hard to manage and keep accurate. District Presidents are charged with updating it yearly, but sometimes this falls through the cracks. This profile page will allow you to change your IMEA database information. NOTE: Your IMEA profile will only appear on this page if both your NAfME preferred email and your IMEA preferred email are the same. If they are different, contact the webmaster to help get it corrected.
  • UPDATED TEACHER/SCHOOL SEARCH - The search pages have been updated to make searches much faster.
  • NEW PAGES - We have added several pages, including a page for teaching under COVID-19 restrictions with lots of great resources. We have also added a YouTube Channel and will post virtual PD videos as they become available.
There are still a lot of bugs to work out, but I wanted to have it up and running before the school year started. If you run into a problem or a page that is buggy, please shoot me an email and I'll get to work on fixing it.

All the best and have a great year!

Wayne Millett
IMEA Webmaster
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