372 Telling Stories Through Educational Gymnastics

Thursday, April 25, 2013: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Convention Center: 217A
NASPE/Sport and Coaching
Speakers: Heidi R. Bohler1; Robert J. Rausch1; and Kathryn Stanne2, (1)Westfield State University, Westfield, MA, (2)Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
Imagine students using balancing, rotations and traveling to tell stories. Forward rolls become balls, log rolls are fallen trees, balances can be trees, but students use their imagination to tell stories using gymnastics skills they have learned. Participants will be guided through creating sentences using gymnastic sequences and then putting these together to tell a short story. It is expressive, creative, and compliments interdisciplinary work with language arts in an educational gymnastics unit.
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