P. D. Ideas!
All Professional Development workshops
can be customized in length & cost $200.00 per hour
Brain Dance & Brain Gym Basic Gymnastic Progressions
Learn the 5 minute "Brain Dance" routine Learn the progressive steps to a Forward, Side
designed by scientists to create a and Backward Roll. How about the How-to for a
brain-state of readiness to learn; basic Cartwheel? You do not have to demonstrate
followed by 5 "Brain Gym" exercises in order to teach Gymnastic skills. You just need
designed to enhance student's to understand the mechanics. Variations for
abilities to create calmness, look, listen those with mobility restrictions included. You can
and assimilate new information. make a full day & learn some Balances and Jumps!
Enhance School Spirit with Dance! Make the Mind-Body Connection
Surprise your students by learning and then Give your staff a Balancing Body-work class
performing a staff Dance! Simple choreography designed to get everyone more
will fit nearly everyone's comfort zone and comfortable with their own experience of
serve to send school spirit through the roof! being in their body. Part Yoga, part anatomy,
Choose from titles like: Thriller, Crazy Frog, fully safe for most bodies; this technique
Leader in Me or song of your choice! is used to stretch and strengthen gently.
Connecting with Curriculum
Now that the new guidelines for K. - Grade 4 are out, pending approval; here are some connections you can consider when choosing your residence. We are keeping them in mind as we update our curriculum to ensure our lesson plans cover as many of the learning outcomes as possible.
Guideline Essential Understanding & the Dani Altiere Inc. residence that covers it:
In the Arts
Engaging with various forms of communication and expression allows us to represent and interpret our understandings of the world in multiple ways.
Dance: Poetry in Motion / Drama: Theater Games
Exploring connections strengthens our understandings of relationships to help us make meaning of the world.
Dance: World Beat Hip Hop /Drama: Hip Hop Aesop
Artworks take form through the exploration and application of artistic elements and techniques to support expression.
Dance: Contemporary Dance / Drama: Creatures Great & Small
In Wellness Education
Developing movement competence, motivation and confidence through purposeful engagement in physical activity fosters the development of physically literate citizens across a lifespan.
Gymnastics, Hoop, Acrobatics, Circus