Spring 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Teaching World Music: The Music of the Southern Hemisphere (Africa, Australia, South America, The Caribbean Islands)
This course is designed to help teachers develop a well-rounded, world music curriculum for elementary music students. Teaching world music to children at an early age can cultivate and introduce your students to a new and diverse pallet of sounds, scales, instruments, time-signatures, vocal styles, dances, cultures, and musical taste; while simultaneously teaching your students respect, appreciation, and the value of different cultures. Marc Evan Diaz has produced 16 world music children’s albums for Fiddlefox music, and has been a featured guest artist, clinician, consultant, and teacher nationally. Course participants will diversify their repertoire and elementary methods through research and observation to develop, and demonstrate best practices for implementing international songs and pedagogical techniques.
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).