This Mini-Course will focus on how teachers can create structures in their classroom where students can use movement to express their learning. We will examine dance/creative movement as an art form where structure and discipline coincide with passion and freedom of expression. Teachers will learn a variety of classroom management techniques that allow for students to express themselves using
creative movement. We will also examine a variety of movement studies that connect literacy, math, science, and social studies
learning objectives to a dance standard in the elementary school classroom. Examples of these studies include The Phonics Dance, The Bone Dance, The Rainforest Dance and “So You Think You Can Dance…Place Value Style.” We will then practice assessing the
movement study for both the dance and academic objective.
Participants will either borrow a movement study to try with their class or design their own. We will share our learning and reflect on facilitating movement experiences in the classroom.
Facilitator: Marilyn Mullen is a 3rd grade teacher at City Neighbors Hamilton. She has been working at City Neighbors since 2009 and has also worked as a dance educator arts integrationist, and para-educator. She earned both her B.A. and Masters in Arts of Teaching from Goucher College, where she became certified in both dance education K-12, and elementary education. Prior to working at City Neighbors,she taught in Ghana and Italy, where she used creative movement to teach language and culture. She is excited to share her passion for creative movement and education through the City Neighbors Foundation Mini-Courses.
Tuesdays , April 14 and April 21, 4:30-6:00 Cost: $60.00
When & Where
City Neigbors, Hamilton Campus
5609 Sefton Ave
City Neighbors Foundation
The City Neighbors Foundation supports three public charter schools and is dedicated to the transformation of public education in Baltimore City.