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Continuing Education Courses

Online

Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

Date

June 13-June 17, 2022

Course Code

7402

Credits

1 Graduate Credit

Tuition

$355, due in full with regsitration

Overview

This course provides an opportunity to experience the Orff approach, a hands-on, creative method for teaching general music. Students will sing, play barred instruments and other percussion as well as recorder, dance, and most of all, create!

Discussions focus on how this approach can impact curriculum and assessment as well as how it aligns with the Danielson Framework and Common Core Standards.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the basics of the Orff approach
  • Play the Orff instruments appropriately
  • Teach basic recorder in the Orff style
  • Read and teach basic Orff orchestrations
  • Teach basic creative movement in the general music setting
  • Teach basic folk dancing in the general music setting
  • Foster creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking in students through exploration and improvisation
  • Integrate singing, movement and instrumental playing in a musical and child-friendly way

Requirements

Chat Session

9:00-12:00 p.m. daily

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

None

Software/Hardware Requirements

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

Soon after you register, 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

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).

Instructor

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Dr. Jean Hersey

Dr. Jean Hersey is a National Board-Certified General Music Specialist with expertise in Orff Schulwerk. A graduate of the University of Illinois in Music Education and Performance, Hersey has a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. Hersey’s dissertation was on the nature of expertise of master Orff teachers in the general music classroom. She has received extensive training in the Orff approach, and has presented Orff workshops both locally and nationally. Hersey founded the Orff program at VanderCook in 2004. She currently teaches 5/6 Music in Lake Forest IL.
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