Typhani Harris | August 2015

Studio STEAM-Up Recap

If you missed any of the Studio STEAM-up series, have no fear the recap is here!!

In this series, we looked at each of the studio STEAM-up disciplines and offered creative ways to integrate them with dance. So, our focus was on the secondary national and common core standards for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in partnership with the national standards for Dance. Additionally, we wanted to keep in mind that true integration involves linking the standards and assessments for each of the disciplines. For example, we looked at lesson seeds, full lesson plans, assessments, and rubrics that combine dance with each of the STEAM subjects.

Moreover, each installment has multiple resources and ready to use capacities for studio STEAM-up the dance studio or bringing the dance studio STEAM-up discipline.  Additionally, if you know you are teaching something in the upcoming year and you would like to compose a means for integrating it with dance please reply below or comment on our facebook with the concept, theme, and/or standard that you wish to integrate and together. We can find a great way to bring the dance studio to your content!  Below is a rundown of the 5 week series including full lesson plans and links to the articles!


Science and Dance article

Studio STEAM-Up Recap, Education Closet


Technology and Dance article

teach me, Studio STEAM-Up Recap, Education Closet


Engineering and Dance article

dance globally, Studio STEAM-Up Recap, Education Closet


Arts and Dance article

art in motion lesson, Studio STEAM-Up Recap, Education Closet


Math and Dance article

body graphs lesson, Studio STEAM-Up Recap, Education Closet

In conclusion, this was such an enjoyable series to create.  I hope there is something valuable for you to take back to your STEAM classroom.  If you have a STEAM lesson you would like to integrate with dance, or if you try one of these here please drop me a comment below or email me at [email protected], I would love to hear about it!

Piquès & Pirouettès

Next Week: Back to School!

It’s here!!! We have put away our bathing suits and have cracked open our books!  Anticipation is at an all time high as we welcome a new set of students and embark on the 2015-2016 school year!  One of the most important aspects of beginning a new year is establishing procedures and protocols that will ensure that the class structure is set and learning can commence.  Next week we will take a look at some of these structures in the Back to School Toolbox series!

About the Author

Dr. Typhani Harris, author of Putting the Performance in Performance Task and Stop Teaching, brings over 2 decades of educational experience to The Institute. Originally a high school English Language Arts teacher, Dr. Harris transitioned into a dance educator who cultivated an award-winning collegiate style dance education program at a public school in California. Prior to joining the Institute, she was an educational leader and instructional coach specializing in preparing new teachers in secondary urban schools.  As the Executive Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Harris maintains courses, conferences, and the accredited certification program at The Institute.