Fall 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Latin American Music in the General/Elementary Music Classroom
Latin American music comprises a variety of genres. As diverse as our Latinx students are, it is important to represent the music of their cultures, but also provide opportunities to learn about other Latinx cultures, too. These interactions can be best depicted in the music classroom through different mediums and lessons. This course is designed for music educators who would like to incorporate a variety of Latin American music genres and activities in the general music classroom. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn about different Latin American music, culture, musical history, artists, dances, and songs, apply the content through a sample variety of activities appropriate for the music classroom using Orff Schülwerk and Kodály approaches, and develop authentic lessons that are inclusive, student-driven, engaging, and equitable for their students
* This course is offered at two course levels. Students enrolled in the MMEd program at VanderCook are eligible to enroll for the 500 course number. Students not enrolled in the MMEd program who wish to earn graduate credit as a MECA Continuing Education student should register for the four digit course number. The difference in credits earned and tuition cost is attributed to the difference in tuition rates for the MMEd and MECA Continuing Education programs. If you are unsure which section is best for you, please contact us directly at [email protected].
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).