The next OPDI Mini Course starts on March 31st. Take an online dance education course to meet professional development requirements or to just enjoy life-long learning.
OPDI-M4: Developmental Domains
(March 31 to April 27, 2014) Professor: Patricia Cohen; Tuition $150; 1 CEU; 4 week Mini Course
This Mini Course explores the human development as it informs our teaching of students of all ages and abilities. Human development will be explored in several categories, called domains, which include physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. As dance educators, we need to be aware of our students’ development in each of these domains. Participants will utilize this information in observing and identifying behaviors in each of the domains, and in creating learning environments in which all students can succeed. In this course, students will; 1) differentiate and understand the developmental domains, 2) understand how human development impacts upon dance education, 3) develop teaching strategies with attention to the developmental domains, and 4) appreciate the impact of developmental domains on differently abled students.
Deadlines and Dates for OPDI-M4
Deadline to Apply to OPDI: March 17, 2014 (if you are not already an accepted OPDI student)
Deadline to Register and Pay: March 24, 2014 Registration open!
Course Dates: March 31 to April 27th
Length of Course: 4 weeks
Weekly Time Commitment: approximately 6-8 hours a week
Current NDEO Members who have already applied and been accepted to OPDI:Log in to the NDEO Website and proceed to your Member Profile by clicking on the Profile link in the upper right hand corner. Once there, Click on the Access OPDI button in your Member Profile. You’ll be taken to a page listing all upcoming courses open for enrollment with enrollment links.
National Dance Education Organization
8609 2nd Avenue, Suite 203-B
Silver Spring, MD 20910