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In small collaborative groups, participants will be asked to engage and persist in dance and movement related problem solving.
This kinesthetic approach is interactive as it merges coding and technology with physical activities and movement and leads participants through a process where they create a short simple dance that illustrates the connections.
Classroom Teacher, Kim Ratliff and Teaching Artist, Harlan Brownlee introduce participants to movement strategies that illustrate the connection between choreography, variables, and the algorithm and draw parallels to the 21st Century learning skills sets, commonly referred to as the 4C’s of Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication.
- Understand the relationship between choreography and coding, given that both are algorithms or sets of specific steps using variables.
- Make the connections with this teaching approach and the integral components of the necessary 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.
- Appreciate dance, and other art forms, as viable methods to help students achieve higher level thinking skills.
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