#PhysEdSummit Dance Sessions – Retro Badges
Here we will be listing all of the dance presentations that have been presented on during a #PhysEdSummit. Please enjoy the learning experience and remember if you watch three different dance sessions, then you will earn an #Dance retro badge for the 2017 #PhysEdSummit!
#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with MacKenzie Mushel Ellis
5, 6, 7, gr8! Integrating #Dance in #PhysEd and Beyond
Session Description: What dance opportunities do you create for students at your school? The 2014 National Dance Teacher of the Year will share tools for making dance more accessible, expanding instructional strategies, creating choreography, and increasing your confidence when integrating dance into physical education and throughout the school day. Participants will learn a dance their students will love and can teach tomorrow! Discover how dance can be a medium for developing physical literacy, encouraging self-expression, and fostering creativity.
#PhysEdSummit 4.0 with Melanie Levenberg
Teaching Dance for Understanding (TDfU)
Session Description: Teaching Dance for Understanding (TDfU) is a new learner-centered pedagogical model for dance education that focuses on simplicity, student engagement and fostering physical literacy. Inspired by Teaching Games for Understanding (Bunker and Thorpe, 1982), the ‘rules’ of dance (choreography and technique) are modified to allow students to experience success with various dance movements, rhythms and fundamental movements skills. Learners explore movements and ideas through various genres of world music in order to gain confidence in expressing themselves using their bodies. An inquiry-based learning model, TDfU allows students to develop interpersonal skills and group cohesion through interACTIVE group formations and co-created dance performances. In this session, discover practical ideas on how to implement and assess dance units that engage students physically, creatively and cognitively! You will learn about the TDfU instructional model, learn tips on how to ‘shake things up’ in your PE Dance unit, access simple songs that develop physical literacy through dance, and see TDfU “in action”. Teachers will have an opportunity to ask specific questions toward the end of the session.
2016 #PhysEdSummit with MacKenzie Mushel Ellis
Music Mapping 101 – Find Your Way Teaching #Dance in #PhysEd
Session Description: Do you sometimes find yourself lost teaching dance? This session will explore “music mapping,” an innovative approach to moving rhythmically and creating dances. Learn how to let the music be the guide and build your confidence for incorporating dance in physical education and throughout the school day! You will actively learn choreography, which utilizes music mapping, and leave with strategies for creating dances with your students to any song.