Next week will begin my Studio STEAM-up series.
This series will look at each of the STEAM disciplines, and offer creative ways to integrate them with dance. The focus will be the secondary national and common core standards for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in partnership with the national standards for Dance. In addition to, keeping in mind that true integration involves linking the standards and assessments for each of the disciplines. Furthermore, we will look at lesson seeds, full lesson plans, assessments, and rubrics that connect dance with each of the STEAM subjects. Each installment will have multiple resources, and ready to use capacities for STEAM-ing up the dance studio. Additionally, bringing the dance studio to your STEAM education discipline.
Additionally, if you know you are teaching something in the upcoming year, and would like to compose a means for integrating it with dance please reply below or comment on our facebook with the concept, theme, and/or standard that you wish to integrate and together we can find a great way to bring the dance studio to your content!
Studio STEAM-up Series Preview
July 27: Science and Dance
Offers lesson seeds on anatomy, kinesiology, biology, and earth science as inspiration for movement and retention for science content.
August 3: Technology and Dance
Employs the use of technology as a way to strengthen technical skills and build technology savvy students ready to market themselves through digital portfolios.
August 10: Engineering and Dance
Combine the design elements in engineering with the composition elements of choreography.
August 17: Arts and Dance
Applies collaboration between all of the arts to build comprehensive arts lessons including a way to involve the community through student produced events.
August 24: Mathematics and Dance
Use dance as a way to understand our favorite algebraic equations and geometric patterns.
But this is just the start! If you have a concept that is abstract, making it challenging to teach, or a standard that is habitually difficult for students to grasp, please let me know. You can comment below, reply via facebook, or drop me an email at [email protected] and we will find a way to build an engaging arts integrated lesson ready for the fall.
Welcome to my Summer Studio STEAM-up Series!
Piquès & Pirouettès
Typhani Harris is a dance educator and mentor teacher who has been on the boards of both the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) and California Dance Education Association (CDEA). Recently, she has made a cross-country move and is now an instructional coach in Brooklyn, New York. Having begun as a high school English teacher, it has been her mission to bring theory and research into the traditional dance class, and in 2009 she won the Music Center’s Bravo award for excellence in Arts Education. Typhani is currently on a mission to help teachers Stop Teaching and Start Reaching their students, check out the unTeacher Lab at stopteaching.org