Professional Development for K-12 Teachers: Summer Seminar

Education in Motion

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!

Rosario Grover, Family Outreach Coordinator at Irish, Laurel, and Fullana Elementary Schools, Poudre School District

“I feel that this was the best seminar I have gone to in all of my employment with PSD, I think that educators need to look for opportunities to learn outside of the school district. We cannot wait for things to come to us, we have to seek out knowledge. This was an amazing experience for me!”

Jamie Schneider, 2nd Grade Teacher, University Schools

“The seminar was a perfect blend of exceptional presenters. We were so blessed to have so many wonderful, creative and thoughtful presenters. It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot!”

Jessica Steltzer, Dance and P.E. Teacher, Rocky Mountain High School, Poudre School District, Fort Collins, Colo.

“I feel like there is something I can take of every session and implement into my teaching.”



June 11-15, 2018
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., daily
University Center for the Arts, Fort Collins



  • Seminar enrollment is limited to 30. 
  • Registration form is coming soon!
  • 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