Mobius Method for K-12
Mobius is invested in growing the STEM pipeline by creating innovative lessons and projects that develop the 21st Century skills of creativity and collaboration in STEM learning environments. To meet the global challenges we face, we must go far beyond training young learners to memorize facts for tests. Mobius uses the power of performance, play and reflective practice to engage the next generation of leaders.
· The Mobius Method K-12 curriculum is a movement-based approach to teaching STEM concepts that has been tested with thousands of children and teachers across the US. The lessons cover Earth & Space, Life and Physical sciences and are tied to Next Generation Science Standards. Individual lessons and units are available at TeachersPayTeachers for an affordable rate. Units typically culminate with a simple performance to demonstrate learning.
· Mobius Method trains teachers to successfully implement a movement-based approach to teaching. Trainings typically start with a particular unit (ex. Solar System) and include coaching on how to turn lessons into simple performances to demonstrate learning.
The STEAM Roadshow is a powerful invitation to young learners to participate in creating a future that works for everyone. The Roadshow starts with a performance about the role of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math and offers children a glimpse at the many career paths available to them. Through dance, theater and humor, we paint a picture of a world created using STEAM in service of a thriving planet.
The Roadshow also trains the young performers in the show (high school/college students) to teach the Mobius Method K-12 curriculum to elementary students. After each Roadshow performance in elementary schools, performers go into classrooms to teach a movement-based science lesson. This leadership development opportunity is a key component of the project and has many cascading benefits:
· Expands leadership capacity of young performers
· Introduces them to teaching as a profession
· Creates positive role model/mentor experiences between elementary and high school students
· Introduces many teachers and students to movement/the arts as a powerful learning tool
· Demonstrates and advocates for the power of the arts in education
This project can be scaled to accommodate different sized school districts.
“Amelia’s workshops included hands-on, participatory activities that had teachers moving, laughing, and learning.”
—Rebecca Engelmann, Arts in Education Director, North Dakota Council on the Arts