Fall 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Song Writing, Production, and Technology
Teachers will learn methodologies to incorporate songwriting and production into their teaching in order to revolutionize their lesson planning, heighten classroom creativity, improve classroom management, and develop student’s social, emotional, and musical “voice” while creating a truly student-centered classroom. Course participants will observe, develop, discuss, and demonstrate best practices for implementing production and songwriting in various genres at the elementary, middle, and highschool levels. Participants will discuss and demonstrate the importance of songwriting and the use of progressive technology in modern and traditional music education systems, and will consider how to incorporate practical and innovative methods into their personal practices. In addition, course participants learn how to write and produce songs weekly. This course is designed to help teachers observe, plan, and initiate new methods and approaches towards music learning that are culturally responsive, innovative, and student-centered.
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.
Soon after you register, 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).