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TECHing the General Music Curriculum: Integrating Technology Into the 21st Century General Music Classroom

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Registration extended
to June 14!

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.

2019 Summer Tuition:
 
3-Credit Courses: $1,020
 
1-Credit Courses: $340
 
On-Campus Course times:
(Please check individual course pages for more details related to 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.

 

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TECHing the General Music Classroom: Integrating Technology Into the 21st Century General Music Classroom

This course lays the foundation for integrating technology effectively in the music classroom while maintaining the integrity of an existing active music-making curriculum within a 21st century curricular framework. The course is designed for all music teachers regardless of whether they have limited or considerable expertise with technology applications like PowerPoint (Google Slides), SMART Notebook, and/or tablet apps like Seesaw, Book Creator, Explain Everything, Educreations, Socrative and GarageBand. The course will also address STEAM projects and Google Classroom in the elementary general music setting. Participants learn to integrate technology while establishing curricular objectives using movement, dance, song, story, poetry, speech, instruments, children’s literature, active listening, world music drumming/recorder/ukulele instruction, improvisation and composition. Participants will create digital manipulatives, engaging lesson activities and assessments using templates provided and will customize these to their own curriculum. This course is packed with animated visuals, presentations, iPad/tablet activities, and SMART Board/interactive whiteboard application templates, lessons, activities and assessments for PreK-5 general music teachers. 

Participants will learn to integrate technology while establishing curricular objectives using movement, dance, song, story, poetry, speech, instruments, children’s literature, active listening, world music drumming/recorder/ukulele instruction, improvisation and composition. Participants will create digital manipulatives, engaging lesson activities and assessments using templates provided and will customize these to their own curriculum. 

 

Instructor: Manju Durairaj

Durairaj,_Manju_headshot_2012Manju Durairaj (MMEd ‘03) was born and raised in India. She studied in London, England, and was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (carnatic) and Western Music. Durairaj is certified in Orff Schulwerk, having completed her levels training at VanderCook, George Mason University, University of St. Thomas, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. She currently teaches PreK-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter, has presented at ISME, AOSA, OAKE, ILMEA, ECMMA, MKMEA and NAfME (formerly MENC), and has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.
 
 

Course Details

Instructor: Manju Durairaj
 
3 Graduate Credits
 
Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration
 
Course Code: 7979
 
Online
 
Chat Sessions:
None
 
Required text(s):
Students are responsible for purchasing the following texts for this course:
 
Technology in Today’s Music Classroom by Manju Durairaj
ISBN 978-1480391420

 
InterAct with Music Assessment (Level 2) by Manju Durairaj
ISBN 978-1480386907
 
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Internet access is required.

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 10. The week prior to June 10, 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 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!

 

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

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