Music and Movement Essentials
Online • Live • 15 PD Hrs
Combining the best of online learning with live instruction sessions, this course helps educators build their confidence in leading music and movement activities that enhance children’s school readiness skills.
Prepare to get children on their feet, moving their bodies, and flexing their imaginations! Participating in high-quality music and movement programming has been shown to enhance children’s language, physical, social/emotional, and cognitive skills. NHSA’s Music and Movement Essentials at The Academy gives educators the skills and tools they need to bring active, engaging music and movement into the classroom.
This course is built for teachers and coaches! You will learn the skills needed to manage classrooms of any size, including how to establish clear expectations, set boundaries, anticipate problems, and react proactively when they do.
Start Date: New cohorts begin at the beginning of February, March, April, September, October, and November.
Course Level: Beginner
Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Support Services
Course Meeting Times: In addition to on-demand coursework, mandatory live instruction sessions are held Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. ET. Please note that the session time is subject to change based on facilitator's availability.
Completion Timeline/Duration: Four weeks
Head Start Alignment: Supports young children’s learning across various Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) learning domains, including:
- Approaches to Learning
- Social and Emotional Development
- Language and Communication
- Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development
What learners are saying...
"Even though I was in the classroom for 21 years, I never thought to use music in this way. I’m really excited to show teachers this part and see how they implement it into their music time."
- Susan Ogden, Teacher Assistant, Rural Utah Child Development
"Nick shows you how to be that shiny object to take control of the room and make music fun! I brag to all my coworkers about the course."
- Nancy Wilson, Early Head Start Teacher, Acelero Learning Clark County
"With a classroom of 17 children, music and movement can sometimes be challenging but through this course, it gives you lots of ideas to help you through that time of your day and understand the importance of music in your classroom."
- Angela DeRivera, Teacher, Acelero Learning Monmouth/Middlesex County
"This experience was fun and can be easily implemented. Several of the tools and music is online with easy access to staff and families."
- Laneea Cowley, Health Manager, Rural Utah Child Development
- Online, Self-Paced Coursework
- Live Instruction
- Access to a National Cohort of Peers
- 8 Hours of Course Material
- Video Content
- 4 Months of Access to Online Course
- Discussion Forums
- Digital Badge
- Certificate of Completion
- 24/7 Access to Transcript
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