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August Online MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Paving the Way: Tools & Strategies for Remote Learning


August 10-September 6, 2020

Course Code

6780A & 6780B


0 - 1 Graduation Credit


$199, due in full with registration Course Code 6780A. $355, due in full with registration Course Code 6780B.


The abrupt move to remote learning in the spring left little time to reflect and build a sequence for meaningful lessons for our students. In addition, many of us find ourselves in need of a crash course on creating and uploading videos along with tools for assessment and making thinking visible. This single-credit course will offer the time to reflect on student needs, best tools to apply, and ideas for converting concepts into interactive lessons. This course will include short assignments each week, topic discussions, community building, and networking with other teachers. Tech tools will include screencasting options, video creation and assessment tools. Teaching strategies will focus on a gradual progression towards learning outcomes, gathering evidence of learning/standards, and ideas on how to build a community in a remote setting.

This course is designed for K-12 music teachers.


Chat Session



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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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