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7966 Teaching Music in a Common Core World

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 will prepare you to navigate all three initiatives by showing you how to use Danielson’s Framework for Teaching to prepare for your next evaluation, and to develop a system to measure student growth. You'll also learn 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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SUMMER ONLINE COURSES

The registration deadline for summer online courses is Friday, June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT. All Online Courses begin at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 12th, and "officially" conclude at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 4th. 

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Course Information

7966 Teaching Music in a Common Core World

Instructor: William Koch

Online

3 graduate credits
Tuition: $990, due in full with registration.

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 12

Fall Online Courses begin September 19 and conclude December 9, 2016.

 

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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