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


A Professional Development Seminar for K-12 Teachers focused on integrating movement into the classroom

Colorado State University invites Colorado 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.

Our 2018 guest presenter and keynote speaker is Mary Ann Lee, director of the Tanner Dance Program and Children’s Dance Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah.


  • Let’s Move! Dance Skills, Concepts, and Comprehensive Learning
  • Dance Collaboration Across K-12 Higher Education and the Broader Community
  • Integrated Arts Initiatives in Education
  • Dance Movement and the Learning Human Brain
  • Social & Emotional Learning in the Classroom Colorado Dance Standards, Assessment, and Curriculum Planning

2018 Key Note Speaker/Presenter

Mary Ann LeeMARY ANN LEE is the director of the Tanner Dance Program and Children’s Dance Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, where she is also an adjunct associate professor in the Dept. of Modern Dance. She trained with Virginia Tanner and was a member of Children’s Dance Theatre. She has united educators and dance/movement artists in many ways, including the Side-by-Side program - now in its 20th year - which pairs dance artists with K-12 teachers to present arts integrated curriculum.Ms. Lee was a dance specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Artists-in-Schools program and taught throughout the United States. She has been an invited guest teacher in China, Japan, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, England, Finland, Canada, and Brazil. Ms. Lee continues to teach at the University of Utah in the departments of Modern Dance and Education, and in the Tanner Dance Program. She teaches throughout Utah, nationally, and internationally.

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, Colorado



  • Seminar enrollment is limited to 30
  • Cost is $125
  • 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

Presented by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University


Lisa Morgan

Instructor; Choreography, Modern Technique, and Teaching Methods

(970) 491-4243