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Course Catalog

NDEO's OPDI has created over 40 courses since 2012, although some courses have been retired or combined to create a new course.  Below is a list of our current courses grouped by track.  Click on Download OPDI Course Catalog below to see full course information.

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Click on the track links below to go directly to those courses.

Courses by Track

Arts Integration

OPDI-115: Dance Integration: Re-Envisioning the Creative Process

Assessments

OPDI-103: Foundations for Assessments in Dance

OPDI-M3: Rubrics and Portfolio Assessments in Dance

OPDI-M8: Designing Model Cornerstone Assessments

Choreography

OPDI-106: Choreographic Explorations in Dance Since 1953

ODPI-119: Motif Notation Literacy through the Language of Dance® Approach: Your Move, Your Choreography

OPDI-122: Celebrating Voices of Contemporary Choreographers: Applications to Teaching, Learning, & Appreciation

OPDI-M9: Choreographic Sharing and Explorations – School, Studio, and Personal

OPDI-M18: Introduction to Choreography in Dance Education: a Process to Teach Your Students How to Create Dances

OPDI-M19: Dance Stagecraft and Production

Genres

OPDI-M7: Ballet Theory and Composition

OPDI-M12: Jazz Dance Theory and Practice

OPDI-M13: Modern Dance Theory and Composition

OPDI-M25: Hip-Hop: History and Heritage

History

OPDI-102: Dance History 1800 to the Present

OPDI-111 ab: Dance History – Global, Cultural and Historical Considerations

Kinesiology, Neuroscience, & Movement Analysis

OPDI-110: Dance Kinesiology and Applied Teaching Practices

OPDI-M10: Movement Behavior Analysis and Profiling in Dance

OPDI-116: Harkness Center for Dance Injuries: The Applied Science of Dancer Health and Injury Prevention

OPDI-123: The Dancing Brain

Leadership and Administration

OPDI-117: Developing Strategic Leadership in Dance and Life

OPDI-121: Ethical Dilemmas in Dance Education

OPDI-M5: Writing Successful Funding Proposals

OPDI-M21: Building an Online Dance Course: Process. Product and Student Engagement

OPDI-M22: Using Dance Pedagogic Content Knowledge (PCK) to Drive Programmatic and Self Growth

Music for Dance

OPDI-120: Music Theory & Applications for the Dance Teacher (this is a newer course that combined the two 6-week music courses of M14 and M17)

Pedagogy and Teaching Methods

OPDI-107: Creative Dance in Early Childhood

OPDI-113: Foundations of Dance Pedagogy

OPDI-114: Teaching Dance to Students with Disabilities

OPDI-118: Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Essentials

OPDI-M1: Dance Pedagogy – Learning Styles and Theories

OPDI-M2: Elements of Dance

OPDI-M4: Developmental Domains in Dance

OPDI-M6: Introduction to Creative Dance for Early Childhood

OPDI-M20: Integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into Dance Curriculum

OPDI-M23: Creating an Ethics and Pedagogy of Teaching with(out) Touch 

Research

OPDI-105: Introduction to Dance Education Research Standards/Portfolio

Standards

OPDI-101: Introduction to the Professional Teaching Standards for Dance Arts (PTSDA)

OPDI-112: Implementing the New National Core Arts Standards in Dance

OPDI-201: Professional Portfolio Development using the Professional Teaching Standards for Dance Arts (PTSDA)