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Creative movement provides an opportunity to reach all learners, particularly the kinesthetic learner, in ways that allow them to process and retain information effectively and efficiently. In this workshop, educators examine ways to enhance the teaching of science topics, such as the rainforest habitat, water cycle, rock cycle, plant life cycle and states of matter, through movement. Participants explore how to involve students in active learning through warm-ups, improvisation and simple structures for composing dances.
Creative movement takes advantage of young learners’ natural inclination to move and harnesses it for exploration, expression and meaning-making. In this workshop, teachers will experience ways to enhance student understanding of grade-level appropriate science content and vocabulary through guided movement activities, improvisations and the creation of dances. Teachers will explore the states of matter through movement and apply this process to create a movement sequence to demonstrate any scientific concept that they teach.
All students benefit from learning through multiple modalities – seeing, hearing, moving and interpersonal interaction. For English Language Learners (ELL) in particular, adding kinesthetic learning to the teaching environment opens a world of language learning opportunities. In this fascinating workshop, learn ways to guide movement explorations in which ELL students authentically interact with and internalize academic vocabulary across several content areas.
Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Learn how to help students express their poems through dance with an integrated approach to language arts. You will explore a variety of movement techniques that extend students’ range of movement choices to express their words. You will also examine ways to improve the quality of students’ dance interpretations by investigating a useful “drafting” and “editing” process.
Do students really understand how everything in math is a pattern? In this workshop, first discover how patterns form the fundamental building blocks of music, dance and mathematics. Then, learn to lead arts-integrated math lessons that unlock the number concepts embedded in patterns. Finally, explore how choreographers calculate and build movement patterns to fit the timing and structure of music. Integrating music and movement with math instruction helps students move past rote memorizing and toward conceptual thinking.