August Online MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Taking the Classroom to Google: Organize Your Music Program for Remote Learning
Whether you had a good experience, were somewhat overwhelmed, or just tried to survive, remote teaching became a sudden reality for all of us this year. And while we don’t quite know what yet lies ahead, preparing your program for the possibility of more online instruction will save you time and energy in the future.
This four-week course will present numerous options that will help you organize, create, and reform your music program from the classroom to Google. Because all of our situations and positions are different, you will get to decide which specific tasks and assignments will benefit your music program the most. Among the topics to be covered:
• Setting up and running Google Meets
• Setting up and running Google Classroom
• Uploading and formatting pre-existing word documents into Google Docs
• Familiarizing yourself with Google Sheet features, functions and formulas
• Assigning self-grading quizzes through Google Forms
• Creating and organizing Gmail Contact Groups, Filters and Labels
• Setting up Google Reminders and Tasks
• Creating and publishing Google Slides presentation
Week four will conclude with a final culminating project that includes application of knowledge and skills acquired from weeks 1-3.
Note: This course is designed for K-12 music teachers. This course was also designed specifically for the novice Google user but all skill levels welcome.
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
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).