ACTIVE LEARNING: The Effect of Movement, Music, and Rhythm on Student Achievement


September 10, 2020: Online


According to the World Healthcare Organization, more than 80% of adolescents worldwide are not active enough. International studies show that most children do not meet physical activity guidelines. Students are spending more time than ever in front of screens now because of the need for remote learning. They are using computer technology not only for learning but also for social interaction and recreation. 

Children need to be moving and exercising. They need to engage in unstructured play and movement. However, they should also participate in highly structured, planned, scaffolded movement activities, combined with specific auditory experiences, with music, sound effects, and rhythm. Consistent and regular participation in these structured activities can have a significant impact on brain development and learning.

This webinar will discuss structured programs for movement, music, and rhythm, which can positively impact learning and function. Assistive technology for the production of music and sounds and the documentation of movement patterns will be presented, in addition to ready-made music and movement programs.r modeling.  Within the topic of AAC implementation, we will give ideas that will help you elicit a variety of communicative functions, including commenting, questioning, protesting, requesting, and sharing information.


Bridgette Nicholson

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to explain the importance of movement and music within a global approach towards child development and learning.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to discuss research that demonstrates the effect of structured movement, music, and rhythm on brain development and learning.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to set up a structured training program for their students and measure the effects of the program on student learning and achievement.

CEUs This activity is offered for up to 0.2 CEUs (1.5 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:  

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