DLD_logo Today, March 13, 2015 is Digital Learning Day (DLDay). DLDay was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all learners have access to high-quality learning opportunities no matter where they live.

One might wonder–what can dance/movement therapists do on DLDay? It is well understood that dance/movement therapy is based in the body and in relationship with others; however our journey of continued education is lifelong. DLDay reminds us that, in addition to our wealth of bodily knowledge, we also have a pool of written and digital information from which to learn. Digital learning is defined as any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen the learning experience.

The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) provides several avenues for dance/movement therapists and those learning about dance/movement therapy (DMT) to learn digitally:

    • Webinars The ADTA regularly provides continuing education via webinars from professional dance/movement therapists and experts in the mind-body interface. Register for one of the upcoming webinars:

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    • Videos ADTA Talks, produced in the style of TED talks, is a series of brief videos on YouTube that cover a wide range of topics pertaining to dance/movement therapy.
    • Blog The official blog of the ADTA is alive and thriving. Read a blog. Write a blog. Share a blog. Learn something new today.
    • Digital Print The ADTA’s professional publication is available in digital format. The American Journal of Dance Therapy has been published twice yearly since 1977. Access to the journal online is free for all ADTA members, whether professional, allied, international or student!

Pick an avenue and learn something new today! Better yet; share your knowledge with others via social media–yet another way to spread information digitally. Lastly, consider commenting on these blog posts and videos, sharing your own insights and reflections on what is being offered so that the learning process continues via virtual discussion.

 

Prefer in-person learning? Mark your calendars for the ADTA’s 50th annual conference Reflecting-Reaching-Moving Forward in San Diego, California on October 22-25, 2015.

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