Google is changing the way we interact with and organize information in productive, beneficial and fun ways! This course will teach you how to support your music program with the use of Google+ and the cloud; Google Drive (including Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides and Draw); Google Hangout and Gmail, Google Calendar and Maps; and much more! These free online productivity packages are sure to make your work life easier, greener, more organized and accessible from anywhere! There is no software to install or hardware to purchase. No prior knowledge of Google Apps is necessary, however basic computer skills are needed. This class is not designed for the advanced Google user. Sign up today, and let's get Googlin'!

Instructor: Lisa Hatfield

Hatfield,_Lisa_headshot_2012Lisa Hatfield is currently in her second year as the 5th grade band teacher for all six elementary schools in Batavia, IL.  Prior to this position, she team-taught the 6-8th grade bands at Batavia’s Rotolo Middle School for 6 years.  Lisa graduated with honors from VanderCook College of Music in 2006, and also earned her Master’s in Educational and Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University in 2011.  Lisa has presented at numerous conferences including NMSA and IMEA, VCM MECA, and most recently was a featured panelist for the 2012 NAMM Midwest Band & Orchestra Webinar.  Lisa currently resides in Aurora with her husband, David.

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 12. The week prior to June 12, 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 12, 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!


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