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iPad 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.

iPad Immersion for the K-8 General Music Teacher

Bring your iPad to this course and find out how it can be used for myriad educational purposes, from productivity, presentation and organization to composition, performance and much more. During this intensive two-day course, participants will primarily focus on three strands: music creation, performance and productivity. Many relevant apps will be explored, useful accessories will be demonstrated, and practical applications for the music classroom and rehearsal room will be developed and shared. Participants will be provided with a list of free and paid iPad apps that will be explored during the course prior to commencement. The additional cost of these apps will not exceed the price of a textbook. iPads appropriate for use in this course must be an iPad Air 2/iPad 5th Gen or later and running the most current version of iOS 12. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and discover new ways to enrich your curriculum. 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe how the iPad can support and enhance teacher and student creativity and productivity.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of iOS 12 

  • Explore the GarageBand iOS feature-set and create, play and record a simple arrangement using loops, MIDI and audio

  • Use the iPad as a live instrument in a small group performance

  • Use a looper to create an ostinato that can be used improvisation practice

  • Create a short video using iMovie

  • Create a simple presentation of lesson material relevant to the participant’s teaching situation using Explain Everything

  • Explore and evaluate a variety iPad apps, links and resources relevant for the music classroom

  • Create a lesson plan that incorporates the use of the iPad 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: 6269
Dates: June 25-26, 2019

Location: VanderCook, room 130


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

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

VanderCook College of Music

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

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