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Summer 2022 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Media Creation for Music Educators – Level 1


June 6-July 3, 2022

Course Code



1 Graduate Credits




We know students learn best when they take in information via multiple modalities, and it has been shown that the use of colorful and well-designed images and videos when teaching can help make content relevant for students and help them gain deeper understanding. Along with using existing media, learning to create and customize your own lesson content that supports your specific curricular goals will help spark your students’ interest and amplify their learning. This 4-week online course is for all music educators, and will focus primarily on two free and easy-to-use image and video creation tools: Canva for Education and Loom, a cloud-based screencasting tool. Other apps that can be used in conjunction with Canva and Loom will be discussed. Come learn how easy it is to quickly and effectively design media content for your lessons that will personalize your teaching and enrich your students’ learning!

Course Details

This course will introduce you to image and video design concepts that will be applied directly to the development of your own lesson content, with the intent to bring these new resources into your teaching.

Course Dates:

June Cohort: June 6 – July 3, 2022

Course Details

This course will introduce you to image and video design concepts that will be applied directly to the development of your own lesson content, with the intent to bring these new resources into your teaching.

In this 4-week course, participants will learn to:

  • Easily navigate the Canva and Loom interfaces
  • Design and create a variety of image-based resources that can be used independently or integrated with other teaching tools, such as Google Workspace.
  • Record and edit video using built-in audio and video features of your computer or Chromebook
  • Design and record tutorial videos suited to your specific curricular needs
  • Add interactivity to screencast videos using EdPuzzle
  • Save and share video in a variety of ways


Chat Session



No experience needed. This course can be completed using a computer or Chromebook using the Chrome Browser.

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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 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

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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Stefani Langol

Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is an associate professor of music education at Berklee College of Music and serves as the technology coordinator for the music education department. In addition, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the Master of Music Education degree program. Langol is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and the technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For more than 20 years, Langol has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national and international music educator conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Toronto and Nelson (Canada). Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing; and Composing with Notation Software as well as the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.

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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