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Rebuild, Recruit, Cultivate, and Motivate: Gearing Up for a New Year & Getting Students Back in the Game!

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SUMMER 2021
All online Summer MECA
courses begin on June 7
and conclude on August 1,
except as noted.


Registration Extended!
Registration closes at
5:00 p.m. CST on June 20, 2021
for ONLINE Courses.
 

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Rebuild, Recruit, Cultivate, and Motivate: Gearing Up for a New Year & Getting Students Back in the Game!

ONLINE
August 3
–26, 2021

Not quite sure how to plan for the coming school year? How about addressing your students' and the program's needs? Looking for ideas and strategies for recruitment? A panel of expert music educators will share their best practices and ideas, with a dash of motivation and inspiration for a successful school year. The goal of this course is to inspire, motivate, and support music teachers as they begin a new school year and to also provide practical ideas and solutions to issues nearly all music teachers are facing like classroom culture, student rapport, recruitment, retention, and how to rebuild playing/singing skills. Designed for band, orchestra, choral educators.

Clinicians:

Jonathan Glawe
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI

Lisa Hatfield
Batavia Public Schools, Batavia, IL

Tiffany Hitz
Rachel Carson Middle School, Fairfax, VA

Jerell Horton 
Vestavia Hills High School,Vestavia Hills, AL

Bobby Lambert
Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC

Mickey Smith Jr.
The Greene School, West Palm Beach, FL

Darcy Williams
Stiles Middle School, Leander, TX

Session Schedule:

Keynote - Tuesday, August 3rd - Mickey Smith Jr. 

Session 1 - Thursday, August 5th - Cultivating Excellence, Jonathan Glawe

Session 2 - Thursday, August 12th - Recruitment & Retention, Lisa Hatfield & Jerell Horton 

Session 3 - Thursday, August 19th - Rebuilding the Culture, Tiffany Hitz & Bobby Lambert

Session 4 - Thursday, August 26th - Rebuilding Skills & Musicianship, Darcy Williams

Instructors:

Keith Ozsvath

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Keith Ozsvath has been sharing his lifelong passion for music with the students at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, IL, a six-time NAMM Best Community for Music Education, since 2000. He currently co-teaches band and orchestra, directs the Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band while finding unique ways to integrate technology to enhance his students’ learning.  
 
‚ÄčIn addition to being a dedicated middle school teacher, Ozsvath teaches graduate courses at VanderCook College of Music. He has presented numerous webinars and professional development sessions for music educators at the 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. Most recently, he was inducted to the Nazareth Academy Fine Arts Hall of Fame in 2018. Keith is part of the ILMEA Clinician Network which provides professional development to music educators across Illinois. Ozsvath has had the distinguished honor of being an Illinois Summer Youth Music conductor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and is the co-founder and coordinator for the Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium held at Ball State University.
 

Additional instructor bios coming soon!

Rebuild, Recruit, Cultivate, and Motivate: Gearing Up for a New Year & Getting Students Back in the Game!

Instructors
Keith Ozsvath
kozsvath@vandercook.edu

Jonathan Glawe

Lisa Hatfield

Tiffany Hinz

Jerell Horton

Bobby Lambert

Mickey Smith Jr.

Darcy Williams

Coure Options

Audit (No Credit, No PD Hours)
$50, due in full with registration
Course Code: 7981A

No Credit (PD Hours Only) ZOOM Sessions Required
$100, due in full with registration
Course Code: 7981B

1 Graduate Credit (with PD Hours) ZOOM Sessions Required
$355, due in full with registration
Course Code 7981C

Chat Sessions
Keynote - Tuesday, August 3rd - Mickey Smith Jr. 
Session 1 - Thursday, August 5th - Cultivating Excellence, Jonathan Glawe
Session 2 - Thursday, August 12th - Recruitment & Retention, Lisa Hatfield & Jerell Horton 
Session 3 - Thursday, August 19th - Rebuilding the Culture, Tiffany Hitz & Bobby Lambert
Session 4 - Thursday, August 26th - Rebuilding Skills & Musicianship, Darcy Williams

All sessions are at 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
 

Course Requirements for Grad Credit
Students are required to attend all ZOOM sessions and submit reflections after each session to the instructor.

Course Requirements for Non-Credit
Students are required to attend all ZOOM sessions.

Course Requirements for Auditors
No requirements.

Required Text(s)
None

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

MECA Online
is powered by Schoology

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Summer 2021 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, June 7. Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 7, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

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.

Online grades will be reported by mid-June. If you need a transcript, please visit the online transcript request page. For faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com.

 

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