Teaching and Learning through Movement
Teachers learn ways to use movement to reinforce basic skills
in Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
Introduction to presenter and participants
Brief synopsis of materials to be presented
Reflection - “questions I want to have answered”
Background - Research supporting Arts Education and Arts Integration as an essential component of education for all students (30 min.)
Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and its Application
Recent Brain Research its contribution to educational practices
Elements of Dance
Using the Movement and Music in the Curriculum – Participation in
exercises demonstrating how movement and music can be used to reinforce science, social studies,
mathematics, and language arts
“H2O, What do You Know?” - An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Model
Warm-up - Introduction to the Elements of Dance
Science - The Three States of Water and the Water Cycle
Sequencing for Meaning
Make a Machine - “How Water Creates the World”
Slide Show Game
Mathematics - Snowflake Patterns
Geometric Gyrations - Mirror exercise, symmetry, flip, turn and slide.
Kaleidoscope - Move the pattern to music
Language Arts - Water Poetry - Participants explore expressing poetry through group movement.
Curriculum Web Design - In groups participants brainstorm how they might design an
interdisciplinary unit with the theme of water.
“Music Motivates Movement ” - Developing Problem Solving and Thinking Skills Through Movement and Music -
Interpreting Rhythm through Movement - note value, meter and rhythm
Dance Rhythms - dance rhythms in 2’s, 3’s and 4’s
Ethnic and Historical Dance - Form and Style
Wrap-up - Group Summary and Reflection