Instruments

Technology for the General Music Educator & More!

THIS COURSE IS FULL.
Please email meca@vandercook.edu
to be added to the waiting list.



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

Registration for
all online courses

EXTENDED
to 12:00 noon CST on
June 5, 2020.

Questions?
Visit our MECA FAQs page.

Drop, withdraw or change using
the
 Add/Drop Form.

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



Technology for the
General Music Educator & More!

THIS COURSE IS FULL.
Please email meca@vandercook.edu to be added to the waiting list.


ONLINE
June 8–July 31, 2020

COVID-19 has presented teachers with the challenge of teaching with technology. The next academic year may very well bring about a sea change in the way music instruction is delivered. This course is offered as a preparation for that possibility and as a means to provide meaningful instruction using relevant technology. It demonstrates versatile apps that can be powerful tools to ensure that purposeful play remains at the core of music education, even as the integrity of the music curriculum is maintained. Teachers will explore, learn and demonstrate understanding of these apps by creating customized lessons, engaging activities and assessments for their students.

The apps covered in this course include Seesaw, iMovie, Acapella, GarageBand, YouTube, Soundtrap, Noteflight, Google Slides, PowerPoint, Smart Notebook, Padlet, Flipgrid, Google Apps and Google Classroom, Chrome Music Lab, Edpuzzle, Book Creator, Explain Everything, Showbie and Socrative among others.

Instructor: Manju Durairaj

Durairaj,_Manju_headshot_2012Manju Durairaj (MMEd ‘03) was born and raised in India. She studied in London, England, and was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (carnatic) and Western Music. Durairaj is certified in Orff Schulwerk, having completed her levels training at VanderCook, George Mason University, University of St. Thomas, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. She currently teaches PreK-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter, has presented at ISME, AOSA, OAKE, ILMEA, ECMMA, MKMEA and NAfME (formerly MENC), and has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.
 

Dr. Robert Amchin

Amchin,_RobDr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education at the University of Louisville (KY) where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes including elementary methods, Introduction to Orff Schulwerk, secondary general music, research, and foundations classes. He also supervises student teachers. He studied at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory of Music, Memphis State University, Hofstra University, Hamline University, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Amchin was an elementary music specialist in Texas and still works with children as an artist-in-residence. He has taught Orff teacher-training courses and workshops around the world including invitations to Finland, China, Russia, Austria, Israel, Poland and Canada. In addition, he has presented at numerous American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) professional development conferences.

Dr. Amchin has contributed to various publications and projects related to music teaching and learning. He has published collections of compositions and arrangements for elementary children. His most recent publications include a collection of Jewish and Hebrew songs arranged for school-age children, published as a supplement to the American Edition of Orff Schulwerk and Modal Mosaic, a set of original elemental pieces for Orff ensemble.

 

Course Details

Technology for the
General Music Educator
& More!


Course Code 6430

Instructors
Manju Durairaj 
& Dr. Robert Amchin

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,050, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions
TBD

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Software/Hardware Requirements
Internet access is required.

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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