Fall 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
The Future of Music Education Technology is NOW!
One of the greatest challenges we have in music education lies in bridging successful models of teaching and learning from the past with new models that address the digital age we live in. How can contemporary music educators effectively leverage today’s technology to create relevant learning experiences that mirror students’ daily lives and the reality of their futures while continuing to provide them with well-balanced, comprehensive and high-quality music instruction? This project-based course seeks to address this question and will delve into myriad ways the effective use of technology tools, coupled with thoughtful teaching strategies, can be used to increase student engagement, foster a creative spirit, and provide authentic assessment to improve learning outcomes.
Special topics will address curriculum design and best practices in the music and ensemble classrooms, as well as skill development with a wide array of popular cloud-based music creation, media content creation, and education technology tools. There will be ample time for exploration and sharing of ideas, as well as opportunities for developing new curriculum material to bring into your teaching.
Regardless of your discipline or skill level, it is important for all music educators to be well-informed about how technology can, and is, being used to support teaching and learning across the spectrum of K-12 music education. This three-credit course is open to all K-12 music educators.
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).