Creative Movement for the Classroom
Professional Development by Becky Valls
Grades PK-5 Core & Fine Arts Instructors
Teachers receive Gifted and Talented and Continuing Education credit
Workshop participants learn the basic elements of creative movement and the methods of conducting a movement class. Through demonstration, teachers see dance elements used to design TEKS-based lessons in the areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies. With a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Becky Valls has been active for more than 20 years as a choreographer for numerous dance companies, series, and universities. She has extensive experience as a teaching artist and as a performer in schools. Currently she is on the dance faculty at the University of Houston, and the director and choreographer of Becky Valls and Company.
*An additional professional development session is offered for Early Childhood and Pre-K teachers offering guidance and techniques in movement education. This course can aide in the stimulation of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social growth as well as foster learning through creative movement for early childhood educators.
Single performance: Two-hour workshop with one teaching artist: $500
Back-to-back performance: Three-hour workshop with one teaching artist: $750
Program Length: 1 hour
Becky received tenure at University of Houston and is now an Associate Professor.