Fall 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Creating a Student-Centered Music Curriculum
This course will provide music educators with a comprehensive plan for creating culturally relevant and student centered music curriculum and courses. Participants will design lessons that can be used for shorter units of study or semester and year-long courses.
Week 1 Different roles of the music educator
- Teacher vs Facilitator
- Learner-centered vs Student-centered
- Music Teacher as the producer
Week 2 Progressive pedagogy
- Music as Second Language
- Informal Music Learning
- Cultural Relevance
- MultiCultural Music Education
Week 3 Learner Centered Book Review
Week 4 Final Unit/Lesson Plans
Required text- The Learner Centered Music Classroom Edited by: David A. Williams and Jonathan A. Kladder
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 www.online.vandercook.edu 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 www.schoology.com
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).