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  • Teacher as Creative Practitioner-Scholar – fall 2020

    $500.00
    An advanced-level online course addressing the pedagogical underpinnings that support creative and conscious teaching – reflective practice, motivation, observation, documentation, assessment, advocacy, cognition, cultural-responsiveness/anti-bias work, and more. Use action research to investigate and align your teaching practice with your values. Through a seminar platform, collaborate and connect with your creative peers. Discover ways to rekindle the curiosity and artistry at the heart of your teaching – even when you’re teaching from a distance. Coursework includes designing a semester-long inquiry project and investigating and making presentations on your specific areas of interest. Prerequisite DIDC-A or Summer Institute.  
    Please email jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org with any questions, or to inquire about tuition assistance.

    September 12-December 19
    Saturdays, 1-4pm
    via Zoom

  • Practitioner Exchanges – monthly

    From: $15.00

    Practitioner Exchanges create time and space for peer educators to explore issues of practice. Get inspired! Try out new ideas or perspectives! Ask for help with your challenges, and collectively generate new ideas and solution. Each Exchange centers on a different topic. This year, Practitioner Exchanges are held online via Zoom, and will investigate different questions in regards to teaching dance from a distance. Practitioner Exchanges are facilitated by Summer Institute alumni. Come to ONE, come to ALL. No prerequisite.

    Practitioner Exchanges are included in the cost of workshops as follow-up discussions. When taken in conjunction with a half-day workshop, PD hours total 4.5-7. Explore descriptions here.

    Teaching Dance from a Distance topics include (more to be posted soon):

    Sustaining the Uncertain, Planning & Self-care 2.0
    September 15

    Flexibility, Complicity & Integrity
    September 24

    Sustaining the Uncertain, Planning & Self-care 3.0
    October 13

    Special Education & Inclusion
    October 20

    Dance in Early Childhood
    November 10

    Engaging Families & Family Dance
    December 10

    4:30-6pm
    Luna Dance Institute

    $15-40 sliding scale each.
    OR pay $25 (the Professional Learning fee) and come to as many as you like for a year.
    Paid the $25? Email jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org to let Jochelle know which ones you’ll attend.

    No one turned away for lack of funds – reach out to jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org.

  • Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula – B

    $595.00

    Continuing where DIDC-A leaves off, this course investigates the role of the teacher in creating, implementing and sequencing dance curricula aligned with the National Core Arts Standards using backward and forward design and embedded assessment. Participants learn a process for moving students from exploration through improvisation to composition in a manner that allows for maximum exploration, problem posing and solving, and choice making. In the process, they deepen their understanding of the elements of dance and forming. Course content includes choreographic devices, the principles of design, forms, contemporary learning theories, including constructivism. Documentation: Making Dance Learning Visible and Motivation & Creativity workshops are included in Fall 2019 DIDC-B. This course is mandatory for LDI certification. Meets college/university professional standards. Prerequisite DIDC-A or Summer Institute.

    10% Professional Discounts available for this course for Dancers’ Group/CDEA/NDEO members. 50% off for current full-time students. Please contact 510.883.1118.

    Stay tuned for 2021 dates

  • Dance in ECE Level 2

    $125.00

    This workshop stretches further into creating early childhood and family dance curricula that keeps you, the teaching practitioner, excited and engaged. Application of attachment and play theories, developmental neuro patterns, and embodied parent education will build upon material introduced in Dance in ECE Level 1. Prerequisite: Dance in ECE: Movement, Play & Relationships or Dance in TK.

    10% Professional Discounts available for this course for Dancers’ Group/CDEA/NDEO members. 50% off for current full-time students. Please contact 510.883.1118.

    Stay tuned for 2021 dates

  • Dance in TK – Sept. 28, 2019

    $125.00

    Both early literacy and early numeracy deal with relationships – and relationships can be explored creatively and playfully through movement. Learn how dance reinforces transitional kindergarten curricular objectives in developmentally-appropriate ways. No prerequisite.

    10% Professional Discounts available for this course for Dancers’ Group/CDEA/NDEO members. 50% off for current full-time students. Please contact 510.883.1118.

    Stay tuned for 2021 dates