Through a partnership with Southeast Child Care Resource and Referral, United Way, Allied Arts, and the Creative Discovery Museum, SCEA music and dance educators Susanne Burgess and Mary LaBianca will lead a day-long exploration of the integration of movement and music within the preschool setting. Area parents, artists, and early childhood educators are invited to examine how and why dance and music activities can further the social, linguistic, cognitive, and creative abilities of children in the early childhood years.
Through modeled teaching strategies that demonstrate active approaches to early childhood education through music and dance participants will experience:
• Active literacy instruction through creative movement and music making
• Elements of music and dance and their instructional value for preschool children
• Active listening as a fundamental strategy for dancing and singing, as well as strengthening overall cognitive and literacy skills
• Thematic and conceptual connections with dance and music aligned with the Creative Curriculum
• Somatic perspectives and systems of movement
• Inquiry-based and constructivist approaches to learning activities in the preschool classroom
The workshop will include active participation, analysis and deconstruction of the pedagogy, and guided planning time during which teachers can adapt, design, and plan for implementation of these strategies in their own classrooms. Part of the day will include a clinical approach engaging random visitors to the Museum in movement and music-making activities that will serve as child-centered examples for workshop participants.
Workshop notes will provide participants instructional guidelines for arts integrated work, and references for the acquisition of appropriate CD’s, storybooks, pedagogical resource books, and props for use in their classrooms.
Through the generosity of our multiple partners in this endeavor, the participant fee is only $10.00.
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