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7937 Energize Your Teaching

Think of this course as a music program make-over! Using Joseph Alsobrook's book Pathways as a base, this course focuses on creating an instructional framework for effective teaching and learning, including the Mastery Learning Model. Instructional objectives and units, practice units, repertoire selection, managing the rehearsal environment, and the social-emotional domain are also explored in depth. Discussion and collaboration will be key activities throughout this course. You'll leave with concrete ideas and completed projects that will directly improve your teaching and overall music program. Open to all middle school and high school band, orchestra and choral directors!

 

Required materials: Pathways by Jay Alsobrook (ISBN-13: 978-1579991340), laptop or desktop computer, and Google Chrome browser. Webcam is optional.

Instructor: Keith Ozsvath

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Keith Ozsvath has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois, a three-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2000. Keith currently leads the Symphonic Band, Eighth Grade Band, and Jazz Ensemble, while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning.  Keith extends his combined love of music and teaching beyond the walls of his classroom as an active clinician and adjudicator in the Chicago area.  

He currently teaches graduate level classes at VanderCook College of Music. Keith has also presented numerous professional development sessions for music educators at the The Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Illinois Music Educators Conference, VanderCook College of Music, and the Association of Middle Level Educators. Keith’s dedication to teaching has been recognized through the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator award in 2015 and twice by “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”.  He has had the distinguished honor of being an Illinois Summer Youth Music conductor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is a co-coordinator the Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium held at Ball State University.

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Course Information

7937 Energize Your teaching

Online
Graduate Credits: 3
Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration Pathways by Jay Alsobrook (ISBN_13: 978-1579991340
Required Material: Pathways by Jay Alsobrook (ISBN_13: 978-1579991340)
 
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 25
 
Fall ONLINE COURSE DETAILS
 
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.
 
Fall term classes officially begin on Monday, September 18. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of September 18, students are added to classes, at which point you'll have access to your classroom and course material.
 
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
 
You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!
 
The Fall Online Term runs from September 18 until December 17, 2017 (13 weeks). There are no Online classes the week of November 20-26 because of fall break).
 
Online grades will be reported by December 20th. If you are in need of a transcript please visit the online transcript request page. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).
 
 
 

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