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7656 Teaching Music in a Common Core World

 

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There are three major educational initiatives sweeping the country like wildfire: Teacher evaluation, tying student growth to teacher evaluation, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This course arms you to navigate all three initiatives by demonstrating how to use the Danielson Framework to prepare for your next evaluation, develop a system to measure student growth, and how to implement the CCSS into your music classroom. Video chat sessions will be held one night each week for approximately 45-60 minutes (night and time to be determined by the members of the class).

 

Instructor: William Koch

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William S. Koch was the Director of Bands at Niles West High School for 29 years before retiring in June of 2012. (1983-2012) His teaching responsibilities included 3 Concert Bands, Beginning Instrumental Music, Guitar, Digital Piano, Electronic Music, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Musicals. The Niles West Bands regularly toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Hawaii.

The Niles Township Fine Arts Department was chosen by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National School Board Association as the #1 Fine Arts Department in the United States of America in 2007.  They were the only school district to receive this award that was not a high school for the performing arts.

During his career as a music educator, Mr. Koch sponsored over 30 student teachers and clinical observers from the numerous music schools in Illinois. He has worked with student teachers and clinical observers from DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, North Park College, University of Illinois and VanderCook College of Music. He is a member of NAfME, ILMEA, Jazz Education Network and Phi Beta Mu, International Band Masters Association.

Mr. Koch became a curriculum specialist by writing an extensive curriculum for the Concert Bands, Beginning Instrumental Music, Digital Piano, Percussion Class and Electronic Music.

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Course Information

7656 Teaching Music in a Common Core World
 
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $960, due in full with registration
 
Enrollment Limited to 12
ONLINE COURSES
Registration for all online courses closes at 12:00 noon CST on February 1, 2019. All online courses will begin on February 4, 2019 and conclude on May 5, 2019.
 
 

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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