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

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 educators and administrators to join us in person 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 reach more students, offer innovative ways to teach core curriculum and learn about how our state is supporting our efforts.


  • Movement fundamentals with integrated lesson plan ideas
  • Dances from around the world & cultural connections
  • Social and emotional learning for educators and students
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Inclusive and equitable learning environments supported with movement in mind
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Restorative practices and building authentic relationships
  • Time for planning, networking, and collaborating across disciplines
  • And more...



Ann Biddle, Education in Motion guest artist

In Summer 2024, CSU Dance faculty will be joined by noted regional educators and our visiting guest presenter Ann Biddle to explore strategies and tools for integrating movement at all levels of learning. 

Ann Biddle is the director of Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Institute – Teacher Certificate Program, curriculum consultant, and professional developer and writer.

CSU Faculty

Additional Guests

We will be joined by community and regional educators, specialists in social and emotional learning, mindfulness and equity, inclusion and diversity.

  • Jessica Loveall, co-director, pk-12 school psychologist, SEL/dance educator
  • Pamela Barker, Education Psychology and Social & Emotional Learning
  • Dr. Patricia Vigil, Director of CSU University Partnerships and Student Success
  • Everett and Ame Vigil, Restorative Justice Education
  • Ernan Torrez and FocoFlava

Our Sponsors

The seminar is generously supported by the CSU College of Liberal Arts, CSU School of Music Theatre, and Dance with integral private support from:

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Jim Vidakovich
Jane Slusarski-Harris and Rod Harris
Mary Pat McCurdie

Dates: June 10-13, 2024


  • There is NO CHARGE for the seminar but registration is required.
  • Seminar enrollment is limited to 30

Continuing Education Credit

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