Professional Development for K-12 Teachers: Summer Seminar

Education in Motion: A Carl A. Bimson Humanities Endowment Seminar

CSU invites Colo. K-12 teachers and administrators to join us on campus for five exciting days of presentations, exploration, sharing resources, and expanding our awareness and knowledge of the benefits of movement in the classroom. Guest speakers, university faculty, and education specialists will present the latest research and tools to help you to reach more students, offer innovative ways to teach our core curriculum, and learn about how our state is supporting our efforts.


  • Let’s Move! Dance Skills, Concepts and Tools for the Classroom
  • Benefits of Integrating Movement into the Academic Curriculum
  • Social & Emotional Learning in the Classroom
  • Assessment and Curriculum Planning
  • Collaboration within schools and the Broader Community
  • Integrated Arts Initiatives in Education
  • Movement and the Developing Brain

2017 Key Note Speaker/Presenter

Ann BiddleAnn Biddle M.A., Dance Education, Columbia University, B.A., English Literature, Kenyon College and Fulbright Scholar. Ms. Biddle has been a dance educator, staff developer, curriculum consultant, writer and choreographer for the past 25 years. She is the founding faculty of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at the 92nd St Y with Jody Arnhold (1994 to present). Ms. Biddle has designed and taught numerous courses for DEL including Foundations in Dance Education, DEL Essentials, Planet Dance-Multicultural Dance Education, Dancing in Early Childhood, Dance and NatureTeaching from Transformation to Inspiration (Tina Curran), Dance and Literacy (Barbara Bashaw), Generation DEL, and the DEL Facilitators Course. As a staff developer and curriculum consultant, Ms. Biddle has partnered with numerous cultural organizations including: Urban Bush Women, Doug Varone, Flamenco Vivo, Jose Limon Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Movement Research. An advisor to the NYC Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, PreK-12, she has been a NYCDOE Blueprint professional development facilitator since 2005. Ms. Biddle has taught overseas at the National University in Costa Rica as a Fulbright scholar and at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana. Additionally, she worked closely with the late Alan Lomax as a Choreometrics analyst and is currently an advisor to the Global Jukebox initiative.

Watch a video about the Dance Education Laboratory.

What Teachers Are Saying!

Jessica Steltzer, Rocky Mountain High School, Poudre School District, Fort Collins, Colo.

“. . . this was one of the best, if not THE best, continuing education and professional development opportunities I have ever been to . . . “

“We were given concrete examples, backed with research, that we can use in our classrooms and also take to our administration, school board, parents, to advocate for programming – what we are doing, why we are doing it and how it can benefit our students.”

“I got something from every session that I can implement in more than one way.”

Luis Baldwin, 2nd Grade Teacher, Weld County School District, Denver, Colo.

“Not only were my reasons for attending the seminar fulfilled, they were completely exceeded. This conference rejuvenated me and inspired me to rewrite all my lesson plans to in corporate more dance/movement.”


June 19-23, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., daily
University Center for the Arts, Fort Collins


Registration & Honorarium

  • Seminar enrollment is limited to 30. Register for 2017!
  • Each participant will receive an honorarium for attending the entire seminar.
  • Teachers may sign up for CSU Continuing Education credit (fee required).


Housing on campus is available for the seminar.  See attached flier for costs and location. One meal per day is included in the rate, and there are options for additional meals/day. Coordination of all housing and meals is between you and CSU Conference and Events Services.


Presented By

Carl A. Bimson Humanities Endowment; the School of Music, Theatre and Dance; and the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University