Practitioner Exchanges create time and space for educators to connect, build a peer community, and explore issues of practice through informal conversations facilitated by Summer Institute alumni.
Get inspired with new ideas or perspectives, ask for help with your challenges, and share your own expertise. Each month centers on a different topic and a Practitioner Exchange is often paired with workshop offerings as an opportunity to integrate and revisit information throughout the year. Practitioner Exchanges are included in the cost of workshops as follow-up discussions. Take both Workshop and Practitioner Exchange for a full 4.5-7+ hour learning experience.
Practitioner Exchanges are held on the second Tuesday of the month, 4:30-6pm Pacific, unless otherwise noted. In ’20-21 they are held on Zoom.
Upcoming 2021-22 Exchanges
Re-launching In-person Teaching
How can I re-launch in-person teaching without just going back to the way things were? And how can I make it creative and sustainable for me? How can I incorporate and build on what we learned from distance learning, and what can I let go of? How can I make space to listen and be responsive and adaptive? Join dance teaching artists Shona Mitchell and Maura Whelehan and other dance ed colleagues as we ask these questions and collaborate to generate solutions. Bring your own questions and ideas to add to the mix! Note: this Exchange happens on a Thursday.
Dance in Special Ed & Inclusion
Join dance teaching artist Heather Stockton, Special Ed/Inclusion teacher Jessica Kershner, and other dance ed peers to discuss ways to move beyond compliance and into inclusion. They’ll be exploring questions like How can we truly facilitate an equitable experience for all children’s needs in the dance classroom, when the needs of each child are unique? How are we applying UDL practices to our dance teaching? What new possibilities and opportunities did distance learning offer us to increase access for all learners? How can we incorporate those into our in-person teaching now? Bring your own questions to this rich and casual conversation with your teaching peers.
Family Dance & Engaging Families
Dance & Music
More topics to be added! Check back regularly for updates.