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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

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Friday, April 21 • 9:45am - 11:45am
Walkshop: Dancing (with) Nature: How young student teachers help children to build community and connect with nature though Interdisciplinary Dance LIMITED
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Many young, student elementary teachers are concerned about studies linking time spent indoors and away from nature with obesity, hyperactivity and other learning problems in children. At Quebec's Sherbrooke University, an optional course in Interdisciplinary Dance is offered to regular fourth-year elementary student teachers to learn how to teach all the school subjects through movement and dance. Loosely based on the principles of “Dance your PhD,” the intention of the course is that, by regularly bringing the dance outside and into the natural world, the dancers are allowed to literally travel though time and space all the while forming a bond between themselves and connecting with nature. This workshop will involve dancing the water cycle, exploring the land freely as hunter-gatherers and building community though dance and nature.

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Anne Catherine McConnell

Lecturer, University of Sherbrooke
Anne Catherine McConnell lectures to students in the Elementary Education Department at Sherbrooke University. Her courses often involve hands on learning, adapting education to the special needs of children and teaching across the curriculum that is, linking different subjects together... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am PDT

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