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Teaching and Learning through Movement

Teachers learn ways to use movement to reinforce basic skills in Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies.

SAMPLE PROGRAM

  1. Introduction Introduction to presenter and participants Brief synopsis of materials to be presented Reflection - “questions I want to have answered”

  2. 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

  3. Elements of Dance

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  1. 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.


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     LUNCH

  1. “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

    • Multicultural Applications

    • Ethnic and Historical Dance - Form and Style

  2. Group Projects

  3. Wrap-up - Group Summary and Reflection


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