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TDfU: Teaching Dance for Understanding

Facilitator(s): Tracy Lockwood
Date:December 09, 2015
Time:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$75.00 (no meals will be provided; please bring your own)
Location: Spruce Grove (Woodhaven Middle School)
475 King Street
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Course code: 16-PE-109

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Generalist and Specialist Physical Education Teachers

About this learning opportunity

Love Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU)? Come discover TDfU - Teaching Dance for Understanding! 

Designed for Generalist and Specialist PE teachers, this model will help your students develop physical literacy and fundamental movement skills as they explore various styles of dance and gain self-confidence. Learn how to modify the ‘rules’ of dance (choreography and technique) to allow students to learn through foundational movements and rhythms. Explore curriculum design strategies linking to the PE Outcomes that follow the 6 elements of the model and be ready to bring back fresh ideas and lesson plans for dance to your school!

By the end of this active workshop, you will:

  • learn about Teaching Dance for Understanding as a pedagogical approach
  • learn simple movements that develop fundamental movement skills
  • experience TDfU lesson activities that you can use to develop curriculum
  • have obtained resources to support classroom implementation (including playlist with dance moves!)

No meals will be provided. Please bring your own.

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Tracy Lockwood is a wife, mother, business owner, Physical Education Specialist, and Master Trainer for the both the National Coaching Certification Program and DANCEPL3Y.  She has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, provincial education coordinator and leader in the area of professional development. Her teaching experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Canada and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and is currently completing her Masters in Educational Leadership.

She has facilitated hundreds of professional learning opportunities for thousands of professionals at the local, provincial, national and international level and her interactive and dynamic facilitation style will have you moving, laughing, connecting and smiling. For resources, consulting services and information on how you can book an inspiring adult or student learning opportunity visit:

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