SESSION DESCRIPTION: Math is hidden within the world around us and within our arts. Join Sheena Jeffers, dance professor and Arts Integration Specialist, as we dive into dance and into math. Sheena will show you how to teach fractions through movement, decimals, percentages, geometry vocabulary and more, all while allowing the students to explore their own kinespheric space and movement to release pent up energy. Learn easy-to-teach dance fundamentals that reinforce learning of math terminology and concepts.
PRESENTER BIO: Sheena Jeffers is a choreographer, dancer, writer, professor and Arts Integration Specialist originally from Richmond, Virginia. She is currently the Arts Integration Director for Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia. She is a dance adjunct professor for Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College, and on the teaching staff with Governor’s School for the Arts. Sheena works closely with the community to bring arts programming to underserved populations. Sheena has worked with digital learning experiences with Answers.com and is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Odyssey. She has a BA (English) and BS (Mass Communications) from Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as her MSEd from Old Dominion University where she studied creatively-gifted children for her research focus. Sheena currently works with school districts throughout Virginia to bring arts integrated curriculum into the classrooms.