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7647 TECHing the Elementary Music Classroom

This course lays the foundation for integrating technology effectively in the music classroom while maintaining the integrity of an existing active music-making curriculum. The course is designed for all teachers regardless of whether they have limited or considerable expertise with technology applications like PowerPoint, SMART Notebook, ActivInspire, and/or tablet apps. Learn to integrate technology while establishing curricular objectives using movement, dance, song, story, poetry, speech, instruments, children’s literature, active listening, world music drumming/recorder/ukulele instruction, improvisation, and composition. Students may create digital manipulatives, engaging lesson activities and assessments using templates provided if necessary, and will customize these to their own curriculum. This course is packed with animated PowerPoint presentations; iPad/tablet activities; and SMART Board/interactive whiteboard application templates, lessons, activities and assessments for Pre-K–5 general music teachers. All activities may be extended to Promethean or other IWBs.


Instructor: Manju Durairaj

Durairaj,_Manju_headshot_2012Manju Durairaj was born and raised in India. She studied in London, England, and was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (carnatic) and Western Music. She graduated with her second master's degree from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. Manju is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, completing her levels training at VanderCook College, George Mason University, University of St. Thomas, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. Manju currently teaches Pre K-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter. She has presented at ISME, AOSA, OAKE, ILMEA, ECMMA, MKMEA and NAfME (formerly MENC) and has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

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 5th, 2018. The week prior to the Spring 2018 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 26th and February 4th. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of February 5th, 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 (April 2-8) being a designated week off for Spring Break. The Spring Online Term ends Sunday, May 6th, 2018.
 
 

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ONLINE COURSES
Registration for all online courses closes at 12:00 noon CST on February 3, 2017. All online courses will begin on February 6, 2017 and conclude on May 7, 2017.
 

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Course Information

7647 TEChing the Elementary Music Classroom

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

Students must purchase the following materials for this online course:

 
Technology in Today’s Music Classroom
by Manju Durairaj
 
ISBN-10: 1480391425
ISBN-13: 978-1480391420
InterAct with Music Assessment Level 2 
by Manju Durairaj
 
ISBN-10: 1480386901

ISBN-13: 978-1480386907

 
 

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 25

 

VanderCook College of Music

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

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