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7567 Increasing Music Student Engagement & Retention

Successful music programs display excellent student engagement and long-term student retention. These programs have specific components in place to promote excellent musicianship and the ability to articulate the benefits of long-term music making. This course equips you to effectively strengthen program philosophy, advocacy, classroom engagement and communication between teachers and students. Learn new and exciting ways to engage with students, parents and the community through the review of peer-reviewed articles, professional resources, and sharing/discussion within the class. You’ll design a portfolio of practical tools that can be custom tailored to your school/teaching assignment and promote long-term music education. You'll also design lessons and activities that promote student engagement in the classroom, planning and technology strategies to create long-term enrollment and musicianship goals, and set up systems to track results.

Instructor: Glen Schneider

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Glen Schneider is a faculty member at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, where he teaches band. He also directs the Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Marching Mustangs, Pep Band, MV Jazz Orchestra, and serves as the music department faculty PLC Leader. Mr. Schneider previously taught band at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL, the Oswego Community School District 308 in Oswego, IL where he taught Junior High School and High School Band and served as the District Band Coordinator, and the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, PA, where he taught General Music and 5th Grade Band. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University, Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music, and Master of Arts in Educational Technology, from Concordia University. Mr. Schneider has conducted the IMEA Junior and Senior jazz ensembles, the Western Sun Conference Honor Band, and has presented clinic sessions at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Illinois Percussive Arts Society, VanderCook College of Music, and has authored review articles for the Music Educator’s Journal and Teaching Music. He has served in positions for the Fox Valley Music Festival, IMEA District IX, VanderCook College Alumni Board, ARTSpeaks 204, and has been a panel member for the NAMM Foundation Music Achievement Council. He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, and the Vic Firth Education Team. He has received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence Award, and the TeachHUB "Making A Difference" Award. 

SPRING 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.
 
Classes this spring term officially begin on Monday, February 4, 2019. The week prior to the Spring 2019 term start date, we will be adding you as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from noreply@schoology.com or wfong@vandercook.edu with log-in instructions between January 28th and February 3rd. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of February 4th, 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!
 
Courses are scheduled for 13 weeks, with one week (March 18-24, 2019) being a designated week off for Spring Break. The Spring Online Term ends Sunday, May 5, 2019.
 
 

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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.
 

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Course Information

7567 Increasing Music Student Engagement & Rentention
 
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $990, due in full with registration
 
Enrollment Limited to 25
 

VanderCook College of Music

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

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