Feet On The Earth, Voices In The Sky: Integrating science standards through music and dance

Session 5: Grades K-2

Elementary science standards help students understand the scientific process as they ask questions that dig into the root of their learning and discover answers that give them wings to try new things. The content they engage with provides opportunities for learning through exploration while integrating both music and dance. Teaching these concepts through natural integration makes the learning more meaningful and the concepts more memorable. Come join us as we scientifically engage with our roots and wings through music and dance.


Emily Soderborg

Emily Soderborg loves getting to work with students of all ages from early childhood through upper elementary and beyond. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Music Education from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). She has been a full-time K-6 music specialist, a school-wide STEAM arts-integration specialist, an early childhood music educator, and is currently a BYU arts professional development partner. One of her greatest joys in teaching is finding ways to help students make meaningful connections between subjects and their own lives to increase their learning capacity.


Miriam Bowen

Miriam believes that all children are born with the need to move and capacity to create. Creative dance is an enriching way of expressing the creations of the heart, mind, body and soul. It serves to develop and strengthen every facet of a child's life. Miriam taught for over 25 years at Brigham Young University in the Children's Creative Dance program. She taught at the third and sixth national daCi conference and many Utah daCi Days of Dance. She is currently teaching as a Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Specialist at Reagan Academy, and at The Dancing Child Studio.