Engagement Portfolio Project
For this project we designed a thirty minute experience that could be entered and exited by students at any point. It can be adapted for a wide variety of learners of any age. This particular experience design involved creating, improvising and performing various rhythms on a number of drums.
When we put our experience design into practice it was a lot different than we had planned for. We had a lot less participants than we planned for so it made the experience a lot more personal. In addition, we tried to get the students who were there to improvise their own rhythms but they were too shy and just wanted to follow along with the rhythms we were playing. Overall, I think we could've planned even more activities and songs for them to play. We attempted to add vocals to some of the rhythms we were playing but we weren't able to get students to sing along because they were really shy. Through our experience students and parents were able to explore various percussion instruments, play and match several rhythms, and even improvise their own rhythms. They were able to
This experience taught me to be extremely flexible and how to adjust to various learners of many ages. In the future I will plan even more carefully to be able to adjust more learners. I will wind the lesson forward and backwards so I can accommodate even more learners. Finally, I would include a song, or some other music, to add another activity students can engage with instead of just the drums.