April 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
CT 06103
Barbara Skrebutenas
2019 Connecticut CMEA In - Service Conference @ Connecticut Convention Center


FRIDAY APRIL 12 (1:30 – 2:30 PM) “Everybody Claps! Clapping Games from Around the World”

EVERYBODY CLAPS! Clapping Games Around the World

All cultures, all ages, all abilities! Clapping Games are immediately engaging; language is not even required and yet laughter abounds. You are never too young or too old for a Clapping Game; they are simply too much fun. But, if you look closely, through the lens of Multiple Intelligence, you will find that Clapping Games deepen and enrich all the intelligences and are of significant benefit to the development of our minds, bodies and spirit. While we are joyfully engaged in trying to figure out which hand to use when and where, our minds and bodies are working at a profound level helping us coordinate movements, visually track movements, orient our bodies, maintain beat and rhythm, plan and sequence motor movements and develop social skills by cooperating with others, accommodating others and paying close attention to others; all in order for us to have a successful experience. This lively and spirited session will share Clapping Games from around the world, guaranteed to engage your mind, body and spirit.


FRIDAY APRIL 12 (2:40 – 3:40 PM) “ How To Host a Family Folk Dance”

Create a musical bridge from school to home. Wear your dancing shoes as you learn how to structure and sequence a Folk Dance to make it immediately inclusive and inviting for all. The key is to get everyone moving from the start.

Contact:Barbara Skrebutenas Email: cmea@snet.net

Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103