Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Music Technology Moving Forward
We’re almost a quarter of the way through the twenty-first century and technology is no longer something new for music educators. However, are we always using tech in the most meaningful ways? This course will examine how music educators can use technology not to replace what they are already doing, but instead enhance the curriculum, extend the learning, and emphasize the artistic process. We will explore a variety of resources including notation applications, digital audio workstations (DAWs), performance assessment tools, virtual reality, and more. Projects completed throughout the course will allow educators the flexibility to create something that can be used in their classrooms. No prior technology experience is necessary, only a willingness to learn!
Materials will be provided by the instructor and available in Schoology.
There are no required textbooks, but the following books are recommended to help build your professional library.
- Burns, Amy M. Using Technology with Elementary Music Approaches. Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Giddings, Steve. Technology for Unleashing Creativity: Practical Tips and Tools for Music Educators. Oxford University Press, 2022.
- Hoover, Theresa. Empowering Ensembles With Technology. F-flat Books, 2022.
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).