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7614 Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

 

Immerse yourself in a foundation of knowledge related to successfully teaching children with autism in music classrooms. Specific topics covered in this class include strategies that facilitate participation, music skill development, and enjoyment for children on the autism spectrum. In addition, challenges related specifically to sensory, behavioral and social challenges that can impede positive inclusion experiences will be explored.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Chappell

Chappell,_Elizabeth_headshot_2013Dr. Elizabeth Chappell holds degrees in both Music Therapy (University of Kansas) and Music Education (University of Texas at Austin). She has taught orchestra for over 15 years in the Austin Independent School District and just recently has earned a National Board Teacher Certification. She has presented sessions about her experiences teaching students with autism at the conferences of the American String Teachers Association, American Music Therapy Association, Texas Music Educator Association and the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts. She has contributed to articles about inclusion and autism that have appeared in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Music Therapy.

 

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MECA 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.
 
Spring 2020 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, February 3. 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 February 3, 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!
 
Online grades will be reported by mid-May. 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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Course Information

7614 Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles
 
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $930, due in full with registration.
 
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 15
 

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Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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