Integrating Dance Concepts and Interdisciplinary Practices
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This mini-course serves as a planning guide and resource for K-12 educators searching for creative interdisciplinary lessons between their subject area and dance. As participants proceed through the following units, they will gain an appreciation for dance and its potential, as well as practical applications for their classrooms. By the end of this mini-course, they will design a discipline-specific unit that integrates dance made for their needs.
- Are you a prospective/current K-12 educator?
- Are you in charge of at least some curriculum design in your content area?
- Are you looking for some creative interdisciplinary ideas?
If so, this course will be great for you!
It would help if you have some practice unit or lesson planning, as well as an expertise in your content area. However, no dance experience is required. Just an open mind towards creative curriculum integration.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to...
- Advocate for the position and value of dance in various K-12 settings
- Integrate key dance concepts into any non-dance curriculum using the UbD framework
- Engage in meaningful interdisciplinary planning with dance educators
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- Use the course outline below (all unit overviews and lessons are linked)
- At the top and bottom of each lesson page, there is a navigation bar with links to the previous and next lesson/unit overview (Example: <<<Previous Lesson | Next Lesson>>>)
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Participants will identify three to four general goals for their dance-related interdisciplinary unit
- Lesson 1.1: A Need for Dance Integration
- Lesson 1.2: Benefits of Dance Integration
- Lesson 1.3: Goal Setting and Brainstorming
Participants will define learning outcomes for interdisciplinary unit supported by national dance standards and concepts
- Lesson 2.1: National Core Arts Standards for Dance
- Lesson 2.2: Determining Types of Dance Activities
- Lesson 2.3: UbD Framework Stage 1
Participants will explore practical applications and example lessons of dance integrated into specific content areas
- Lesson: Integrating Dance into Math
- Lesson: Integrating Dance into Science
- Lesson: Integrating Dance into English Language Arts
- Lesson: Integrating Dance into Social Studies
Participants will design effective assessments and learning activities aligned to interdisciplinary performance objectives
- Lesson 4.1: Developing Performance Objectives
- Lesson 4.2: UbD Framework Stage 2
- Lesson 4.3: UbD Framework Stage 3
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