EDUCATION IN MOTION: A Professional Development Seminar for pK-12 Teachers

Movement and Education

Join leading Dance/Movement Educators and Education Specialists to explore strategies and tools for integrating movement at all levels of learning in pK-12 classrooms.

Colorado State University invites Colorado pK-12 teachers and administrators to join us online for 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.

Topics

  • Movement Fundamentals with Integrated Lesson Plan Ideas
  • Social & Emotional Learning for Teachers and Students
  • How movement can support an inclusive and equitable learning environment
  • Mindfulness practices for students and teacher self-care
  • Music and Movement
  • Theatre Games and Strategies for Interactive Learning
  • State initiatives on educator training and arts integrated practices

2021 Guest Presenter

STEPHANIE MILLING, the interim chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, interim dance program director, and the head of dance education at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Milling helped author the 2010 and 2017 South Carolina Standards for Dance Education and edited the Curriculum Support Document that accompanied the 2010 standards. Dr. Milling’s creative and scholarly work revolves around the intersections of Women’s Studies and Dance, assessment, advocacy, and pedagogy. Dr. Milling holds a Ph.D. in Dance and M.A. in Women’s Studies from Texas Woman’s University, an M.A in Dance Education from New York University, and a B.A. in French from Texas Christian University.

Additional presenters include music and drama educators from CSU and across Colorado as well as education and integrated arts specialists focused on bringing movement in the classroom.

CSU faculty presenters: Dr. Patrick Fahey, CSU Arts Education; Dr. Patricia Vigil, CSU Alliance Partnership; Lisa Morgan, Judy Bejarano, and Susie Garifi with CSU Dance. In addition, we are excited to have returning guest presenters Pamela Barker, social and emotional learning specialist, Louis Baldwin, 4th grade teacher and movement integration specialist in Denver schools and more!

Dates

June 7-10, 2021
9 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., daily
Online event for 2021

Registration

  • Cost is FREE but registration is required.
  • Seminar enrollment is limited to 25

Continuing Education Credit

  • Teachers may sign up for CSU Continuing Education credit (fee required)

Contact

Lisa Morgan

Instructor; Choreography, Modern Technique, and Teaching Methods

Lisa.Morgan@colostate.edu

(970) 491-4243