Hope and Health
Conversations on Intergenerational Learning
Hope and Health Lecture Series
Connecting Generations through Dance
June 22, 7 p.m.
Join the Intergenerational Schools and Maria Genné of Kairos Alive! to discuss the benefits of dance and movement in our schools. Maria will introduce the idea of Embodies Cognition as a means for communicating through our bodies.
Maria Genné is a dancer, choreographer and educator, recognized as a pioneering leader in the intergenerational interactive participatory performing arts, and arts and health fields. Her national award winning work to create interactive dance, music and story programs for intergenerational participants is designed to tap into the artistry and creativity of older adults and invite them to be central collaborators in the artistic process of dance, music and storytelling. It models a new and vital role in society for the community based professional performing artist, and new possibilities of intergenerational community enjoyment and understanding. Her 65+ choreography works are recognized for their ability to highlight the beauty of human experience through movement and story.
Academic Articles and Resources
Optional Pre-Reading Materials for Mar. 24th Conversation
Intergenerational Reading Rooms: Lessons Learned from The Intergenerational Schools
How can schools become vibrant intergenerational settings? To explore this question, we focus on
the Intergenerational Reading Room (IRR) component of The Intergenerational Schools (TIS) model
established in Cleveland, Ohio. Click to read.
A Family Approach to Literacy
For the remainder of the school year, students will receive a personal set of books and connect with a volunteer Learning Partner trained to support their literacy instruction.
Blazing Trails and Bringing Learning to Life
Mr. Bozeman comes to the Intergenerational Schools with a breadth of experience. He is a former school teacher and principal, civil rights trailblazer, and the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther…