Dalcroze Eurhythmics

This afternoon Lighthouse Education Center is connecting to the Cleveland Institute of Music for the program Dalcroze Eurhythmics. We already love programs from CIM, but hadn’t seen this program yet.

The program began with clearing the floor of tables and chairs. Students learned about opposites in music (high/low, sound/no sound) while practicing following instructions. Stopping when the music stops. Jumping a a high trill. Touching toes with the bass notes. Marching to quarter notes. Jogging to eighth notes. Running to sixteenth notes.

The instructor plays the piano and gives the students various instructions and movements to do to express the music. In the next activity the students are divided into groups and each group is assigned a different speed.

Next the students apply what they experienced in running and jogging and marching to seeing the various types of notes and what they look like. In the next activity, students practice having feet move at one speed and hands at another speed.

This program is full of activity, learning, listening, and following instructions. We loved it!

About Janine Lim

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy. Her current online learning research interests include successful teacher behaviors, quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.
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2 Responses to Dalcroze Eurhythmics

  1. Michelle says:

    I am looking for a WOW kind of program that I can have teachers participate in (as though they were the students) and this program sounds like it might do the trick. What other programs from CIM have you received and how interactive were they? Which one would you most recommend from CIM?

  2. Janine Lim says:

    Michelle – we like them all. You could pick any – you can also ask CIM which one they recommend for teachers.

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