"This course really helped me as I created new curriculum for my school district. I am able to see a more zoomed out version of the big picture of the new dance program I am creating. I really liked being able to connect with other dance teachers and hear their thoughts on the topics we were learning. I also appreciated all of the rich resources we were provided."
" I have already developed my curriculum for the upcoming school year. I also feel like i have a deeper understanding on what my students should know by the time they leave my classroom which will make them prepared for high school level dance."
"This was an extremely valuable experience! It was very comprehensive and initially I was struck by the time it took me to read, write and complete the assignments. However, I believe that you get out of something, what you put into it. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the process as it has been a long while since I have been this type of student.
"Exploring the standards and concepts such as backward design really has made me think out of the box and has stimulated creativity that may have been bit stagnant before. The course also helped to crystallize the why and the how to do things. These "things" may have been happening before but now I am aware of the foundation and framework necessary. Cannot wait to discover ways to implement and incorporate the standards into curriculum."
"This course was very helpful to me, as I did not know there were standards for this previous to this course. I now know how to access the information in the future, and implement the standards into my lesson plans. I appreciated that the course included educating children and adults with disabilities."
"This course opened my eyes to the fact that our studio could use a new uniform and organized approach to the learning outcomes. Between the content and feedback from both the professors and the other participants, I now have new resources and fresh ideas to take back to my studio."
" I liked sharing with my peers in the discussion board. I loved the ideas I gained from reading their posts. I feel prepared starting the new school year implementing standards in my curriculum."