Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Sharpening Your Organizational Skills to Increase Classroom Productivity
Discover strategies to sharpen your organizational skills in order for you to do the work of teaching your musical group more efficiently. This course covers essential skills that are needed outside the classroom in order to “get things done” in an efficient manner. Topics include planning, setting goals, developing relationships with stakeholders, understanding your budget processes, recruiting and marketing your program, traveling with your group, and more responsibilities as you become a fine arts department or head director. Designed to be practical to your situation, students will participate in a weekly group discussion, complete answers to topic questions, submit examples needed for your current situation, and develop plans for future growth.
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).