Dance Lessons via Interactive Television
know that professional development can be achieved online by
recording sessions that have occurred via interactive television?
The following video clips show stages of learning choreography.
Teachers in elementary and secondary schools were coached in
person and via observation and questioning during a multipoint
interactive television series in schools around New Jersey.
The clips below can be used by you, the educator, to learn how
to implement a choreographic routine.
I'm Dale Schmid, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the New Jersey State Department of Education's Office of Standards and Professional Development. What you are about to view is excerpted from a seminar on the use of interactive television as a teaching tool. As we move into the information age, interactive television provides us the opportunity to expand our horizons, and, at the same time, preserve an element of humanity, through the use of technology. Used wisely, interactive television can provide students the opportunity to communicate across great distances with other students, teachers and artists.
We have divided this presentation into four segments.:
- The first is an example of a dance lesson for both a real and virtual audience led by me.
- The second shows a student choreographer teaching skills that are embedded in choreography to the same group of elementary school students.
- In the third sequence, students view and respond interactively to the dance performed by the student choreographer and her high school colleagues.
- The final segment answers some of the frequently asked questions [a panel discussion] about the use of interactive television in a live discussion with teachers attending the seminar. You may view these segments in any order.
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