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Spring 2023 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Advanced Google Tools: Level II Certificate


February 13-May 5, 2023

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3 Graduate Credits


$1,065 is due in full with registration. A $15 Late Fee will be added beginning February 13.


Music teachers can take their Google for Education skills to the next level with this advanced course. Here, teachers will build upon their current knowledge of Google tools to increase technology integration in the music classroom. They will learn how to maximize efficiency within Google Classroom, create digital lesson experiences, and differentiate content for students. All projects completed throughout the course will offer teachers the flexibility to create something that can be used in their classrooms. This course is taught by a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator. Successful completion of the course will prepare teachers for the Google for Education Level 2 Certification Exam, which they will take during the final weeks of the course.


Chat Session

Optional Office Hours will be offered bi-weekly and by appointment .


Participants should have prior experience using Google Workspace for Education.

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Learning Platform Information - Online Courses Only

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

The evening  before your class begins, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit to login. 

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.

More information about Schoology can be found at

Please see specific software/hardware requirements in the course description.

Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion.  If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).


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Theresa Hoover

Theresa Hoover is a music educator, speaker, and writer. She is an advocate for student voice in the music room and works to empower students throughout their musical experiences and help teachers transform their classrooms to become student-centered learning environments. Theresa has taught instrumental, general, and vocal music in a variety of settings, most recently teaching middle school band in Northern Virginia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Penn State University and a master’s degree in wind conducting from West Chester University, both in Pennsylvania. Theresa is currently working toward a PhD in Music Learning and Teaching at Arizona State University. Theresa is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, and Noteflight Learn Ambassador, frequently working with teachers to help integrate technology into their music classes. She is a recognized presenter and clinician for local, regional, and national conferences and teaches summer graduate electives for music educators. Theresa is the author of Empowering Ensembles With Technology and the co-author of Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students. You can find her work online at

The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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