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Spring 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Pandemic Percussion


February 8-May 4, 2021

Course Code



2 Graduate Credits


$710, due in full with registration


Note: This is an 8-week course.

This course will provide teachers practical activities that they can incorporate into the virtual classroom. The course is designed for teachers of 3rd-6th grade students, though the materials can be modified to appeal to older and younger students as well. The aim of Pandemic Percussion is to function both as a professional learning space as well as an opportunity to plan new and exciting activities for virtual classrooms. The work assigned throughout the course is designed to be integrated directly into virtual classrooms.


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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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