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Fall 2022 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

The Future of Music Education Technology is NOW!

Date

September 19-December 9, 2022

Course Code

7612

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration *A $15 late registration fee will be added after September 12.

Overview

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.

Requirements

Chat Session

TBD by participants when the course begins.

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

None

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).

Instructor

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Stefani Langol

Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is an associate professor of music education at Berklee College of Music and serves as the technology coordinator for the music education department. In addition, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the Master of Music Education degree program. Langol is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and the technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For more than 20 years, Langol has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national and international music educator conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Toronto and Nelson (Canada). Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing; and Composing with Notation Software as well as the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.

The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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