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7714 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 develop a system to measure student growth. You'll also learn strategies on how to implement the CCSS into your music classroom.

This course is currently FULL. Please call (312) 788-1151 to be placed on the waiting list.

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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The registration deadline for online classes is Friday, June 13, 2014 at 12:00 noon CST. All online courses will begin on June 16 and conclude on August 1, 2014. Payment for all online courses is due in full upon registration; deposits are not accepted for online courses.
 

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Course Information

7714 Teaching Music in a Common Core World

3 graduate credits
Tuition: $900, due in full with registration.

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 10

This course is currently FULL. Please call (312) 788-1151 to be placed on the waiting list.

 
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