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Orff Schulwerk - A Sustainable Model For 21st Century Music Education

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Spring 2019 Information

Registration Opens Monday, November 26, 2018
Registration for all spring online courses closes on February 1, 2019 at
12:00 p.m. CDT.
Spring online courses begin February 4, 2019 and conclude on May 5, 2019.
Spring Break for online courses:
March 18-24, 2019 (no classes will be held).
 
Online Course Tuition Promotion Schedule (3-Credit Courses):
 
November 26 – December 22, 2018:  $970
 
December 23 – January 13, 2019:  $995
 
January 14 – February 4, 2019:  $1,020
 
 
1-Credit Tuition:
$340 (no promotional pricing)
Promotional pricing applies only for tuition paid in full and excludes single credit courses and Band Instrument Repair.
 
The cost per-credit for the 2018-2019 acedemic year is $340.
*Band Instrument Repair is excluded from this cost schedule
 

This course introduces and demonstrates the Orff Schulwerk model that integrates music, movement/dance and speech within the context of a 21st century educational framework. From an overview of the historical context, to the elaboration of the process of guided play, imitation, exploration, improvisation, composition and literacy, to composing for and facilitating creativity in Orff ensembles, this course guides participants through protocols for collaborative and inclusive learning, planning, developing and implementing an Orff Schulwerk-focused curriculum.

Topics include Teaching for Understanding, UbD (Understanding by Design) and UDL (Universal Design for Learning) contexts; researching and collecting grade appropriate material; developing rubrics for formative and summative assessments incorporating the National Core Arts standards; developing student self-assessments and exit tickets; strategies for providing feedback; creating and maintaining digital portfolios; and incorporating technology effectively without compromising active music making, which is the core of the Schulwerk.

During this course students will:

  • Review the history of Orff Schulwerk

  • Analyze the Orff Schulwerk process of integrating music, movement and speech in the context of 21st century curricular frameworks of UbD/Backwards Design and UDL/Universal Design for Learning

  • Review texts by Jane Frazee and Arvida Steen and customize a curricular outline of musical concepts of time, rhythm and meter, melody, accompaniment, texture, form, timbre and expression through developing the following skills: speech, performing body percussion, playing un-pitched percussion instruments, singing, playing pitched instruments, playing recorder, movement

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic pedagogical principles of Orff Schulwerk

  • Demonstrate elements of time (pulse, meter and rhythm pattern) in movement

  • Model the process to teach a rhythmic speech piece with ostinato accompaniment

  • Use body percussion to prepare instrumental parts

  • Model an effective sequence to teach a bordun/drone accompaniment

  • Model leading question/answer form using improvisation

  • Describe the teaching process to improvise and create complementary ostinati

  • Compose and create arrangements in elemental style for an Orff ensemble using various borduns, rhythmic and melodic ostinati, color part etc.

  • Analyze pedagogical process and teaching strategies that address a variety of learning styles, contexts and student needs

  • Create standard based assessments and student self-evaluation rubrics for an Orff-based program

 


Instructor: Manju Durairaj

Durairaj,_Manju_headshot_2012Manju Durairaj (MMEd ‘03) 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. Durairaj is certified in Orff Schulwerk, having completed her levels training at VanderCook, George Mason University, University of St. Thomas, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. She currently teaches preK-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter, 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.
 
 

SUMMER 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.

The summer online term officially begins on Monday, June 11. The week prior to June 11, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from noreply@schoology.com or wfong@vandercook.edu with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 11, 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 summer schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!

A Sustainable Model for 21st Century Education

Instructor: Manju Durairaj
3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration
Course Code:7778
Online
Char Sessions:
No chat sessions required
 
Required text(s):
*Students are responsible for purchasing their required materials.
 
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
 
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.

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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