Next Level Pedagogy for Dance Teacher Education Facilitators
Are you eager to share your teaching methods with others? Are you currently leading professional development or eager to start? Are you tired of having to figure everything out yourself? Don’t miss this opportunity to take your professional practice to the next level!
Your Turn: Next Level Pedagogy for Dance Teacher Education Facilitators is an immersive experience in dance pedagogy leadership. Its inquiry-based design supports experienced dance teachers and teaching artists in creating evidenced-based professional development for other dance educators.
This project is a collaboration between Luna Dance Institute, The Music Center and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission with support from the Clarence E. Heller Foundation.
Participants must commit to attending all program activities listed below. Each participant will develop a syllabus and teach one half-day workshop during the June 14-15, or June 22-23 community dance teaching workshop weekends. Selection will be based on:
- Years of teaching experience
- Career goals
- Philosophical approach that aligns with course content
- Representation from the diversity of dance education in Los Angeles County
Program Activities & Timeline
October 20, 2018 Applications available
December 10, 2018 Application submission deadline
February 1, 2019 Selected participants notified
April 12-13, 2019 Two-day workshop intensive at The Music Center
May 11, 2019 3-hour Zoom conference. Homework is given between April-June.
June 10-13, 2019 Three-day workshop intensive at The Music Center
June 14-15, 2019 Two one-day community dance teaching workshops facilitated by cohort members*
June 22-23, 2019 Two one-day community dance teaching workshops facilitated by cohort members*
July, 2019 Submit final syllabus and teaching philosophy
*Each participant will teach their syllabus on one of the weekends.
Philosophical Approach & Course Content
Luna Dance Institute has worked with dance educators since 1994, and provided leadership development to dance teacher educators through two year-long projects in 2013 and 2015. The goal of professional development from a teacher education perspective is not to replicate a specific teaching method, but rather to learn from expert practitioners to develop experiences that allow all learners to thrive in creativity and understanding of themselves through dance. The purpose of the Your Turn project is to provide theory-to-practice pedagogy to future dance education leaders. In this workshop, you will read, talk, speak, practice, lead, reflect, teach, give and receive feedback. The course content includes the following:
Learning Theories & Instructional Practices
Universal Design for Learning
Creating an Arc of Learning
Critical & Personal Pedagogy
The 2019 Cohort has been selected
If you are interested in leadership training like this, Luna can help! Get in touch & let us know what you need.