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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
expires at
12:00 noon CST
on
June 5, 2020.

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Digital Assessment Tools
for the Band, Orchestra
& Choral Director

ONLINE
June 8July 31, 2020

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 in both an e-learning environment and in the rehearsal space. Special emphasis will be on using digital tools in schools with a 1:1 device program (Chromebook, tablet, etc.) and the e-learning environment.

Instructor: Keith Ozsvath

Ozsvath,_Keith_headshot_2020Music 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

Course Code 7820

Instructor
Keith Ozsvath

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

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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