These workshops will use dance and physical exploration to offer activities and strategies for incorporating movement into math, language arts, and science curricula, as well as classroom transitions and everyday assessments. Participants will leave with new curricular connections, examples of scaffolded lessons, and tools they can use to develop both verbal and non-verbal connections with their students.
Amanda Pintore is a choreographer, director, and educator whose work focuses on movement and dance education, devised theatre, and developing theatre and dance performances with and for children ages two through six. She is associate director of performing arts and education and lead coordinator for the Theatre and Dance for the Very Young program at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas. She is also associate artistic director of Kerfuffle, a Midwestern theatre and dance company devoted to creating performances with and for very young children. She specializes in contemporary dance, early childhood dance practices, parent and child dance exploration, and dance integration in the classroom. She recently presented her research and performed Wonderwander, a dance performance for children ages two through five at the Dance and the Child International Congress in Adelaide, Australia.
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