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There are three major educational initiatives sweeping the country like wildfire: teacher evaluation, tying student growth to teacher evaluation, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This course will prepare you to navigate all three initiatives by showing you how to use Danielson’s Framework for Teaching to prepare for your next evaluation, and to develop a system to measure student growth. You'll also learn how to implement the CCSS into your music classroom. Video chat sessions will be held one night each week for approximately 45-60 minutes (night and time to be determined by the members of the class).

Instructor: William Koch

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William S. Koch was the Director of Bands at Niles West High School for 29 years before retiring in June of 2012. (1983-2012) His teaching responsibilities included 3 Concert Bands, Beginning Instrumental Music, Guitar, Digital Piano, Electronic Music, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Musicals. The Niles West Bands regularly toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Hawaii.
 
The Niles Township Fine Arts Department was chosen by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National School Board Association as the #1 Fine Arts Department in the United States of America in 2007.  They were the only school district to receive this award that was not a high school for the performing arts.
  
During his career as a music educator, Mr. Koch sponsored over 30 student teachers and clinical observers from the numerous music schools in Illinois. He has worked with student teachers and clinical observers from DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, North Park College, University of Illinois and VanderCook College of Music. He is a member of NAfME, ILMEA, Jazz Education Network and Phi Beta Mu, International Band Masters Association.
 
Mr. Koch became a curriculum specialist by writing an extensive curriculum for the Concert Bands, Beginning Instrumental Music, Digital Piano, Percussion Class and Electronic Music.

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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

7535 Teaching Music in a Common Core World

3 graduate credits
Tuition: $930, due in full with registration.

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 12

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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