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Increasing Student Engagement & Retention

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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)
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 assessment of peer-reviewed articles, professional resources and sharing/discussion within each 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, learn planning and technology strategies to create long-term enrollment and musicianship goals, and set up systems to track results.
 
Outcomes:
  • Plan specific events and incorporate specific instructional strategies to engage students in the music program. Participants will create an action plan for improving their current program by using ideas learned in the course through assignments, discussions and research.

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Glen Schneider teaches band at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL, and directs the Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Marching Mustangs, Pep Band, MV Jazz Orchestra. 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 degree in music education from Duquesne University, a master’s degree from VanderCook, and Master of Arts in Educational Technology, from Concordia University. Schneider has conducted the IMEA junior and senior jazz ensembles and the Western Sun Conference Honor Band, and has presented clinic sessions at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Illinois Percussive Arts Society and VanderCook College of Music. He has authored review articles for the Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music. He has served in positions for the Fox Valley Music Festival, IMEA District IX, VanderCook’s Alumni Association Board and 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. 
 

Increasing Student Engagement & Retention

 

Instructor: Glen Schneider

3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $970, due in full with registration    
Course Code: 7638
Online
Chat Sessions:
Chat sessions are optional and will be held monthly on third Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 CST (specific dates to be determined once the course has convened).
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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