Design and create a powerful and professional classroom website loaded with engaging features that enhance communication and provide a centralized location for class information and resources. The course will be delivered via a variety of contemporary cloud software. Assignments will have due dates but most can be completed at your convenience. The final project is due by May 2, 2014.

Users must have access to either a PC or Mac. No additional software is necessary. Basic computer skills are required, including setting up accounts & usernames/passwords, word processing skills, uploading/downloading files, simple photo editing and internet use.

Instructor: Keith Ozsvath

Ozsvath,_Keith_headshot_2013Keith Ozsvath is passionate about teaching music, integrating technology, and professional development. He joined the music faculty at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois in 2000 and continues to team teach concert band and direct the Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Ozsvath is an active adjudicator and clinician in the Chicago area. He is a member of the American School Band Directors Association, been recognized twice by “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” and is an Eagle Scout. He has been an Illinois Summer Youth Music conductor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Additionally, he has presented sessions at the National Middle School Association Conference, Illinois Music Educators All-State Conference, and at VanderCook College of Music. Keith is a self-professed techie and his blog, Teaching Band & More, provides practical teaching ideas for music educators. He has conducted numerous professional development classes for fellow educators on educational technology, including podcasting, blogging, web 2.0 tools and using social media as a professional development tool. He serves as an advisor and moderator for the 10,000+ member Band Director Group on Facebook.


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