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Chromebook Immersion for the K-8 General Music Teacher


Online courses are held from June 10 through August 2, 2019.

Dates for on-campus courses vary; please check each course's page for specific dates.

Online Course Registration Deadline:
May 31, 2019
2019 Summer Tuition:
3-Credit Courses: $1,020
1-Credit Courses: $340
Course times:
3-Credit Courses:
Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2-Credit Courses:
Monday–Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1-Credit Courses:
Monday–Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chromebook Immersion for the K-8 General Music Teacher

So your school has given you and your students access to Chromebooks.  How can you leverage them in your music classroom for productivity and creative musical projects?  During this two-day intensive course, we will look at a collection of free and low-cost cloud-based tools suitable for the Chromebook that can be used to enhance music teaching and learning, and will explore and evaluate a variety of lesson strategies for immediate use in your classroom. Participants will explore how Chromebooks can be used to work on documents, compose music notation, record audio and MIDI, learn music theory, demonstrate learning, and much more. This course is designed for music teachers who have access to a Chromebook as well as those who are working in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe how the Chromebook can support and enhance teacher and student creativity and productivity

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Chrome OS

  • Explore the G-Suite 

  • Learn the major features of the web-based music notation app, Noteflight, and explore ideas for producing creative musical projects with students at all levels.

  • Learn the major features of the web-based digital audio workstation app, Soundtrap, and explore ideas for producing creative musical projects with students at all levels.

  • Explore a wide variety of cloud-based apps and online resources for productivity and producing creative musical projects

  • Create a short screencast video 

  • Create a lesson plan that incorporates the use of the Chromebook relevant to the participant’s teaching situation

Instructor: Stefani Langol

slangolStefani 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, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the masters of music education program. 
Langol 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, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and as technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For over 20 years, Langol 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 and Toronto.
Langol 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.



VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology ( 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 10. The week prior to June 10, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from or with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit to login. On the morning of June 10, 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!

Course Details

Instructor: Stefani Langol

2 Graduate Credits

Tuition: $640, due in full with registration  
Course Code: 6259

Dates: July 22-23, 2019

Location: VanderCook MIDI Lab


Required text(s):
VanderCook will provide all text(s).

Required hardware:
Students are responsibile for bringing their own Chromebook.

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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