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Matt Elsen Mod 6

  1. 1. Topic 1: Increasing students to work cooperatively in groups while creating a dance routine.<br />By : Matt Elsen<br />Module 6 Showcase<br />
  2. 2. Project Purpose:<br />The purpose of this project is get students to cooperate with each other while creating a dance routine. <br />Students will learn about dance, and create a dance routine with their group that they will teach to the class.<br />
  3. 3. Project Objectives:<br />Through this project students will:<br />Discuss and identify what it looks and sounds like to work cooperatively in a group.<br />View dance videos of previous students performances.<br />Learn and practice a variety of different dance steps and styles<br />Research different types of dances on the internet @ http://www.learntodance.comand books on dance in the library<br />Create a dance routine and teach it to the class<br />Write in journals about how there group demonstrated cooperation<br />Evaluate group, and other groups.<br />
  4. 4. Day 1<br />Teacher will lead the class in a discussion on cooperation. Students will discuss what it looks and sounds like to be a cooperative member of a group.<br />The teacher will introduce dance and show the class a video on a variety of different dances. <br />
  5. 5. Day 2<br />Teacher will teach the students a variety of different dance steps.<br />Dance Steps: Slide, twist, grapevine, walk, leap, gallop, stomp, and kick.<br />Teacher will make dance groups based on students learning style, personality and dance ability.<br />Introduce student journals. Students will use the journals to write about how their group is working together and what they are doing to be a cooperative member of the group.<br />
  6. 6. Day 3<br />Group research day. <br />Groups can use the internet and library to get ideas for their dance routine.<br />Websites that students can use to research dance are:<br />http://www.learntodance.com<br />http://www.pecentral.org<br />www.partydirectory.com/dance<br />
  7. 7. Day 4<br />Student will have a group work day.<br />Work day includes student collaboration on dance routine.<br />Students will practice their dance routine<br />Students will write in their journals.<br />
  8. 8. Day 5<br />Students will demonstrate their dance routine to the class.<br />Students will evaluate their own group cooperation and dance routine.<br />Students will evaluate other groups dance routines. (see rubric on next slide)<br />Students will write a final reflection on how their group cooperated and how they showed cooperation with their group.<br />
  9. 9. Rubric<br />
  10. 10. Rubric Scoring<br />3. Excellent: Student does all work beyond expectations and completes work on time <br />2. Basic: Student does work that satisfies the assignment and gets all the work done by the due date.<br />1. Below Expectations: Student does not keep up to perceived ability.<br />
  11. 11. References<br />Dance ideas. (n.d.). Retrieved August 4, 2009, from http://www.pecentral.org<br />Learn to Dance. (n.d.). Retrieved August 4, 2009, from http://www.learntodance.com<br />Party Dances. (n.d.). Retrieved August 10, 2009, from http://www.partydirectory.com/dance<br /> <br />
  12. 12. Peer Review<br />Would you deliver the information about cooperation and the dance routine the same or differently.<br />What do you feel are the strengths of this project?<br />What are the projects weaknesses?<br />If you were going to do this project in your classroom what would you add to the project to make it better?<br />

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