Web Design for Your School Music Program: Connecting to Your Community

June 8–July 31, 2020

This course explores a wide spectrum of free and inexpensive online tools that will help you create an effective and attractive website that can highlight your music program’s curriculum, provide lesson resources for students, share school performances and important information for parents, and much, much more!

Using a template-based website creation tool called Weebly, participants will learn the ins and outs of adding text, images, audio and video to design and customize webpages. No coding knowledge necessary! In addition, easy-to-use online tools for creating and editing images, a blog, an audio podcast, a video screencast, and embedding G-Suite documents, YouTube videos, and Spotify playlists will be explored. This course is suitable for all teachers and can be completed using a desktop/laptop running any operating system, or a Chromebook.  

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Design a website for their school music program using Weebly
  • Use online image editing tools to create and customize images and photographs
  • Use Bandlab to create an audio podcast
  • Use Screencast-o-matic to create  a video tutorial
  • Create and embed Google Docs/Forms/Slides
  • Upload and Embed YouTube videos/playlists
  • Create and embed a Spotify Playlist

Instructor: Stefani Langol

slangolStefani 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 also 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 over 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.

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