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Giving Voice to Children's Artistry

Application: Children 7-13

10 Professional Development Hours—$100

[1 hour a week for 10 weeks]
Flexible Start Date

[1 CEU—additional $35; 10 CPDUs—no additional charge]

Continuing coursework available for those who wish to earn additional professional development hours

Course Description

This course addresses the development of artistry in relation to the process of music learning. Engage in songs and activities that inspire artistry and enhance music learning.  Improve rhythmic precision, in-tune singing, choral sound, and musicality in your own classroom or chorus. Tailor lessons to your own children, as your classroom or chorus serves as the music teaching/learning laboratory for this online course. Unison art songs can be used with inexperienced singers, ages 7-13, or with more developed singers as warm-ups. Ongoing pedagogical support is provided throughout the course.

 

This course, with or without CEUs/CPDUs, will require one hour of your time each week for ten weeks. Twenty minutes of that hour will be engaged with your children in music activities and the lovely songs of the Come Children Sing Institute SONG LIBRARY, complete with notation, MP3 files, and suggestions. The twenty minutes with children can be broken into two ten-minute segments during the week. Another twenty minutes each week will consist of reviewing/preparing the music activities for your children. The final twenty minutes each week will be with accompanying online materials, which might include short postings about music teaching and learning, short audios or videos that you can play directly on your computer, and interactive online activities.


Each week for 10 weeks, a new lesson is posted. You can use the lessons with any grouping of children ages 7-13, but you must use all 10 lessons with the same group of children, so you can monitor musical growth and development throughout the length of the course. 14 weeks will be allotted for you to complete the 10 lessons, allowing for holidays, travel, or illness. Your online course begins when you register. Continuing coursework is available for those who wish to earn additional professional development hours.


Satisfactory completion of the 10 hours of professional development will be determined by interactive online activities and website tracking of your involvement in each of the 10 lessons. Your satisfactory completion will earn a certificate from the Come Children Sing Institute verifying 10 hours of online professional development.* If you want to also receive 1 CEU, you will then be able to click a link to the simple online form at Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), pay the additional $35 to IUPUI at that time, and receive a university certificate awarding 1 CEU—Continuing Education Unit.

 

*CPDUs—The Illinois State Board of Education will award 10 CPDUs for the satisfactory completion of this course. A certificate from the Come Children Sing Institute verifies 10 hours of online professional development. University CEU is not necessary.

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Come Children, Sing!

Application: Children 0-8

10 Professional Development Hours—$100

[1 hour a week for 10 weeks]
Flexible Start Date

[1 CEU—additional $35; 10 CPDUs—no additional charge]

Continuing coursework available for those who wish to earn additional professional development hours

Course Description

This course addresses the process of music learning in early childhood. Engage in delightful songs and music activities that stimulate music development during the most important years for music learning. Tailor lessons to your own children using the online musical materials, as your early childhood setting serves as the music teaching/learning laboratory for this course. Ongoing pedagogical support is provided throughout the course.

 

This offering, with or without CEUs/CPDUs, will require one hour of your time each week for ten weeks. Twenty minutes of that hour will be engaged with your children in delightful songs and music activities from the Come Children, Sing! Online Music Curriculum, complete with notation, MP3 files, and suggestions. The twenty minutes for music activities can be broken into two ten-minute segments each week. Another twenty minutes each week will consist of reviewing/preparing the music activities for your children. The final twenty minutes each week will be with accompanying online materials, which might include short postings about music teaching and learning, short audios or videos that you can play directly on your computer, and interactive online activities.


Each week for 10 weeks, a new lesson is posted for you to do with your children. You can use the lessons with any grouping of children ages 0-8, but you must use all 10 lessons with the same group of children, so you can monitor musical growth and development throughout the length of the course. 14 weeks will be allotted for you to complete the 10 lessons, allowing for holidays, travel, or illness. Your online course begins when you register.  Continuing coursework is available for those who wish to earn additional professional development hours


Satisfactory completion of the 10 hours of professional development will be determined by interactive materials and website tracking of your involvement in each of the 10 lessons. Your satisfactory completion will earn a certificate from the Come Children Sing Institute verifying 10 hours of online professional development.* If you want to also receive 1 CEU, you will then be able to click a link to the simple online form at Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), pay the additional $35 to IUPUI at that time, and receive a university certificate awarding 1 CEU—Continuing Education Unit.

 

*CPDUs—The Illinois State Board of Education will award 10 CPDUs for the satisfactory completion of this course. A certificate from the Come Children Sing Institute verifies 10 hours of online professional development. University CEU is not necessary.

 

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Come Children, Sing!
Summer Online Coursework in Early Childhood Music

4 week intensive online program

[2 semesters of online graduate courses and workshops condensed]

Application: Children 0-8
30 Professional Development Hours—$300
[7-8 hours a week for 4 weeks]
Flexible Start Date

Course Description

Explore the process of music learning in early childhood through four weeks of intensive study, engaging with online postings, curriculum materials, and songs all at your fingertips. A certificate of completion from the Come Children Sing Institute is awarded upon successful completion of 30 hours of professional development.

 

Participants will engage with an abundance of online materials that address the process of music learning in young children and how to teach to that process; use and review extensive song repertoire from the Come Children Sing Institute SONG LIBRARY that develops young children’s artistry; explore curriculum materials that bring together theory and practice, peruse a wealth of creative ideas and effective techniques for the early childhood music classroom; review and design lesson plans based on online materials; and Skype one-on-one with instructor, Mary Ellen Pinzino during the 3rd and 4th weeks of the course.


Satisfactory completion of 30 hours of professional development will be determined by interactive materials and website tracking of involvement in all required materials. Pedagogical support is provided throughout the length of the course and tech help is available. This course requires the use of a computer with sound capabilities and regular Internet access throughout the term.
2016 Summer course opens June 6.  Begin any time in June. [4 week course can be extended to 6 weeks if necessary.]

 

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I Got Rhythm....and Tonal Syllables

Application: All ages

10 Professional Development Hours—$100

[1 hour a week for 10 weeks]

Flexible Start Date

[1 CEU—additional $35; 10 CPDUs—no additional charge]

[Pre-requisite: 10 Week Online Course, (Come Children, Sing! or Giving Voice to Children's Artistry), and Foundations, Curriculum Materials, and Practice, 5 Hr Online Workshop]

Course Description

This course addresses the acquisition of rhythm and tonal syllables with all ages, deepening musical understanding and setting the stage for music reading. Your children will demonstrate the ease of learning rhythm and tonal syllables, their understanding of differences between meters and between tonalities, and their awareness of the sameness across meters and across tonalities. Ongoing pedagogical support is provided throughout the course. Rhythm syllables are those of Edwin Gordon. Tonal syllables are those developed at the Come Children Sing Institute.

This offering, with or without CEUs/CPDUs, will require one hour of your time each week for ten weeks. Twenty minutes of that hour will be engaged with your children once a week in music activities and songs from the Come Children, Sing! Online Music Curriculum, complete with notation, MP3 files, and suggestions. Another twenty minutes each week will consist of reviewing/preparing the music activities for your children. The final twenty minutes each week will be with accompanying online materials, which will include postings about music teaching and learning with syllables, and interactive online activities.

This course requires that your laboratory group of children have the readiness for rhythm and tonal syllables. [They should be no younger than two, and have to have recently experienced the equivalent of the material of the earlier 10 week course, (either Come Children, Sing! or Giving Voice to Children’s Artistry). Contact instructor to secure that your lab group has the readiness for rhythm and tonal syllables.] Each week for 10 weeks, a lesson is posted for you to do with your children. You must use all 10 weekly lessons with one group of children so you can monitor music development over the 10 week period. 14 weeks will be allotted for you to complete the 10 lessons, allowing for holidays, travel, or illness. Your online course begins when you register. 

Satisfactory completion of the 10 hours of professional development will be determined by interactive materials and website tracking of your involvement in each of the 10 lessons. Your satisfactory completion will earn a certificate from the Come Children Sing Institute verifying 10 hours of online professional development.* If you want to also receive 1 CEU, you will then be able to click a link to the simple online form at Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), pay the additional $35 to IUPUI at that time, and receive a university certificate awarding 1 CEU—Continuing Education Unit.

*CPDUs—The Illinois State Board of Education will award 10 CPDUs for the satisfactory completion of this course. A certificate from the Come Children Sing Institute verifies 10 hours of online professional development. University CEU is not necessary.

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Online Teacher Workshops

Application: Children 0-8; 7-13

Professional Development Hours—$10 per hour

[Various Workshops for 1-5 hours can be mixed and matched. 1 CEU=10 Professional Development Hours]

Pre-requisite: Either 10 week course above
Flexible Start Date

[1 CEU—additional $35; 10 CPDUs—no additional charge]

Continuing coursework available for those who wish to earn additional professional development hours

Workshop Descriptions

Online Song Reading Sessions

Application: Children 0-5; 5-7; 7-13
Professional Development Hours—$10 for each 1 hour Song Reading Session [1 Hr-1 Week]
No Pre-requisite
Flexible Start Date
[Song Reading Sessions can be mixed and matched to earn CEUs. 1 CEU=10 Professional Development Hours, plus $35 (.5 CEU available.) CPDUs—no additional charge.]

Song Reading Session Descriptions

Instructor
Mary Ellen Pinzino
 
 
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