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7667 Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

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 are 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.

 

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

7667 Successfully Including Students on the Autism Spectrum in Music Classes, Rehearsals & Ensembles

3 graduate credits

Tuition: $990, due in full with registration.

Required Texts:

1)Teaching Music to Students with Autism by A.M. Hammel & R.M. Hourigan (Oxford University Press, 2013).  

 

2)Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn by J.A. Jellison (Oxford University Press, 2015).

 

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 15

 

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