Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Multi-Cultural Techniques for Teaching Rhythm
This course utilizes music and dance traditions from Cuba, Brazil, Ghana and other locales to offer teachers alternatives to mainstream rhythm pedagogy. Since different cultures teach music in different ways, the experience of learning how rhythms are taught in other cultures will increase the teachers’ options in the classroom for rhythmic education and development. The rhythms will be presented in both their traditional forms and in simplified forms. The simplified forms make the different music, dances, and cultures more accessible to the younger student.
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).