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Course Descriptions

Kinesthetic Learning in the Elementary Classroom

EDUC 600

This course is designed for ALL Elementary Educators (Classroom Teachers, Elementary Art Teachers, ELL teachers, Reading and Math Specialists (****goes towards math and reading credentials SBRR), Music, Gym, Special Education, Gifted Teachers). The class aligns with standards in science, social studies, math and literacy as well as aligning with national standards for visual art.  This is a great class for teachers who wish to be able to reach multiple learning styles within their classroom.

Kinesthetic learning is a learning style in which learning takes place by the student actually carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or merely watching a demonstration. It is also referred to as tactile learning. People with a kinesthetic learning style are also commonly known as do-ers.


Participants will create a variety of hands on projects relating to their own course content.  Students have a variety of learning styles and using multiple strategies to teach them will help to reach all students:  visual, kinesthetic, auditory, reading/writing preference learners.


Artful Teaching: Integrating the Arts for Understanding Across the Curriculum, K-8 [Paperback]
David M. Donahue (Editor), Jennifer Stuart (Editor), Lois Hetland (Afterword), Cyrus E. Driver (Foreword). Text can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com