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Cultivating Creativity Using Music Creation Tools

Click to Register for Spring MECA 2018

Registration for all spring courses begins November  21, 2017.
 
Registration for all online courses closes on February 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CDT.
 
All online courses begin on February 5 and conclude on May 6, 2018.
 
Spring Break for Online Courses April 2-8 (No Class).
 
3-Credit Tuition Promotion Schedule:
November 20- December 25, 2018 $970
December 26- Jan 15, 2018 $995
January 16- End of Registration for Online Courses $1,020
 
1-Credit Tuition
$340 (No Promotional Pricing)
The new National Core Arts Standards place broad emphasis on three artistic processes - creating, performing and responding to music. Inherent in the new standards is an endorsement of incorporating technology in all aspects of music education with the goal of fostering curiosity, experimentation, and above all, creativity. Music creation tools are ideally suited to encouraging all students, regardless of their musical knowledge, to become active creators. This project-based course explores open-ended, student-centered activities that promote individuality, independence and self-expression, using a variety of music creation tools (software, mobile apps, cloud apps and other online resources) suitable for the K-12 music classroom.  
 
Outcomes:
  • Learn how to choose music creation tools that will support your teaching and curriculum 
  • Examine project-based, multi-track music production activities, and other types of resources (video, photos, text, online) that promote individuality, independence and self-expression 
  • Examine collaborative music creation activities in the cloud 
  • Learn practical tips for using music creation software to teach musical concepts 
  • Discuss how to assess creativity-based activities
 
 

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Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author, and education technology consultant. She is Associate Professor of Music Education at Berklee College of Music and also serves as the technology coordinator for the Music Education department. In addition, Stefani is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the Master of Music Education program. 
 
She is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Stefani served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and the technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For over twenty years Stefani has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national, and international music educator conferences,including New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Toronto, and Nelson (Canada).
 
Stefani is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, Composing with Notation Software, and the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology that have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.
 

Cultivating Creativity using Music Creation Tools

 

Instructor: Stefani Langol

3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $970, due in full with registration    
Course Code: 7598
Online
Chat Sessions:
No chat sessions required.
 
Prerequisites:
None
 
Required text(s):
None
 
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 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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