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Digital Assessment Tools for the Band, Orchestra & Choral Director

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Online Courses
All online Summer MECA
courses begin on June 8 and
conclude on July 31, 2020.

Registration for all
online courses closes at
12:00 noon CST on
May 29, 2020.

Early bird special! Register
for any online course by
April 17 and save $50!

Discount applies to 3-credit courses
only. Tuition must be paid in full at
the time of registration for the
discount to apply.

On-Campus Courses 
Dates for on-campus courses
vary; please check each
course page for specific dates.

Registration for all
on-campus courses closes
two weeks prior to the
course start date.

Early bird special! Register for
any on-campus course by
April 17 and save $100!

Discount applies to 3-credit
courses only. Tuition must be paid
in full at the time of registration
for the discount to apply. 

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education 
levels and Band Instrument Repair 
are not eligible for the discount.

General hours for all
on-campus courses

MondayThursday: 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
unless otherwise indicated or established 
by the course instructor.

PLEASE NOTE: All on-campus courses will have a required online component. Each course will require students to engage in one pre-course discussion, at least one post-course discussion, and a capstone project due two weeks after the course. Online credentials will be available three weeks prior to the start of each course.


Questions?
Visit our MECA FAQs page.

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For other MECA-related questions,
contact us at 
meca@vandercook.edu
or 312.788.1139.

Digital Assessment Tools
for the Band, Orchestra
& Choral Director

ONLINE
Spring 2020:  March 25May 4
Summer 2020:  June 8
July 31

Integrating technology can save time, enhance the learning experience, and be used as an assessment tool for your music students. In this course, we will focus on free online tools that will help assess student learning in your ensembles, and how to effectively integrate technology. Special emphasis will be on using digital tools in schools with a 1:1 device program (Chromebook, tablet, etc.).

Instructor: Keith Ozsvath

Headshot_2016Music educator Keith Ozsvath is passionate about helping other directors improve their craft. He maintains an active schedule as a blogger, professional development leader and middle school band clinician. Ozsvath has been sharing his life-long passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, IL, a five-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2001. Ozsvath currently directs the Symphonic Band, Eighth Grade Band, and Jazz Ensemble, while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning.

He has presented numerous professional development sessions for music educators at the Midwest Clinic, Virginia Music Educators Association, Illinois Music Educators Conference, VanderCook College of Music, and the Association of Middle Level Educators. His dedication to teaching has been recognized through the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award in 2015 and twice by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.  In 2017, Ozsvath was honored with an Exemplary Educator Award from the Batavia CANDO parent organization. He was inducted into the Nazareth Academy Fine Arts Hall of Fame in 2018.


 

Course Details

Digital Assessment Tools
for the Band, Orchestra &
Choral Director

Spring Course Code 7560
Summer Course Code 7820

Instructor
Keith Ozsvath

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Early bird special: Register by
April 17 and save $50!

Tuition must be paid in full at the
time of registration for the 
discount
to apply.

Online Chat Sessions
TBD

Prerequisites
TBD

Required Text(s)
Learning First, Technology Second
by Liz Kolb

(ISTE)

Students are responsible for purchasing all required texts and materials. VanderCook will not provide any course materials nor have any available for purchase.

Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to a Mac, PC or Chromebook, connected to the Internet.

Basic computer skills are required such as setting up accounts, creating usernames & passwords, uploading & downloading files, basic typing skills, and familiarity using the Internet. 

MECA Online Course Details
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.

Summer 2020 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, June 8. Soon after you register, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, visit 
www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 8, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times while others have a flexible meeting schedule; please check individual course descriptions and details. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If you are unable to attend the scheduled live meeting time, please consult your instructor to make alternative arrangements.

You'll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You'll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy school schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!

Transcript requests can be made online using the Transcript Request Form. Any inquiries regarding transcripts should be directed to the Registrar’s Office at 312.788.1151. If you are in need a quick turn around time for your transcript please submit the request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

 

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