Events

Mar
7
Sat
2015
MBA Community Meeting Forum – Introduction to Practicum / Presentation Skills Session @ Community Room
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

For the March MBA Community Meeting Forum, Management Department Chair and Practicum advisor, Robbie Hertneky, will provide an introduction to Practicum. Students in the MBA in Sustainability program complete three credits of practicum work in an area of personal and professional interest, under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

The practicum is an independent project in which students:

  • research areas of interest
  • identify practicum focus
  • use project management tools to demonstrate their learning and evolving expertise
  • present final project to students, faculty, alumni and the community

Students currently engaged in practicum projects will be invited to share their experiences.

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During the second part of the session, ​John Dunham, coordinator of the Antioch University New England Writing Center, will discuss key considerations in preparing and delivering ​informative and engaging presentations.

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MBA in Sustainability Virtual Visiting Day
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

During our Virtual Visiting Day, faculty members from the Department of Management will describe what distinguishes AUNE’s MBA in Sustainability Program, including how we emphasize experiential learning through field trips, small group projects, and client consulting engagements, as well as how the constructs of ecological stewardship, social justice, economic viability, and systems thinking are embedded in our curriculum. Current students will also attend the visiting day to talk about their experiences in the program.

Register for this event

Mar
17
Tue
2015
In Bloom in Boston: Nature-based Early Childhood Education @ Boston Nature Center
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to our fourth year of In Bloom conferences. We’ll be on our home ground at Antioch University New England on Thursday, May 14. In addition, we’ll convene exemplary early childhood educators from downtown to down on the farm in Boston on Tuesday, March 17, in New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday, April 25, and Shelburne, Vermont, on Wednesday, June 10. Each conference will have unique nationally (and internationally) recognized keynote speakers and unique workshops by local practitioners. All events will focus on the educational and health benefits of being outside with children.

Nature preschools and forest kindergartens have flourished in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Europe since the 1960s. In the last few decades they’ve started to take root throughout New England. Public school kindergartens in Vermont are spending one full day a week in the deep woods on Forest Fridays. Preschoolers are exploring naturalized play yards in New Haven. Children climb trees, make mudpies, whittle sticks, take care of animals AND expand their vocabularies, do real math, conduct investigations and develop resilience in nature-based programs. Come to one of the 2015 In Bloom conferences and learn from cutting edge educators who are redefining what’s possible in early childhood education.


Cost Details:

Regular rate: $75

Reduced rate of $50 (each) for:

  • Group of 3 or more from same organization
  • Antioch alum
  • Mass Audubon staff

Conference Schedule (PDF of Brochure):


8:15-9:00 Registration Check-In

9:00 – 9:15 Opening Circle

9:15-10:15 Morning Keynote: Ken Finch

Nature Play: Risky Business?

nature-based urban early childhood education - net sweepingStrongly rooted in both research and emotion, the nature play movement is growing rapidly. Yet significant challenges remain, including difficult questions of effectiveness and the vexing fears of risk. Veteran environmental educator Ken Finch will lead us through a light-hearted review of the powerful purposes of nature play. He’ll then explore its risks and related worries, with suggestions of how we can address common concerns about injuries and liability. Ken will also introduce a different type of risk: that some approaches to nature play may be falling short of our hopes.


10:15-12:00  Morning Workshops

(Participants will choose one workshop in this time frame.)

  • Eeeuwe! What’s that Smell?      Ruthie Ireland
    Exploring the Sensory Delights of Mud Season with Young Children

    March is a great season to be a curious outdoor explorer. Spring’s first wildflowers are waking up, sap is flowing in maple trees, and mud is abundant. Using our five-senses tool kit, we will explore some of March’s finest offerings – from skunk cabbage to maple sap to clay. Learn activities and techniques to bring into your classrooms and nature-based settings. Join in a sensory quest into magical mud season!
  • Initiating Inquiry      Kris Scopinich
    When exploring the natural world, science is all around. But where do you start with a group of young learners? Sometimes it’s best to start with children’s curiosity and other times you may begin your explorations with activities and tools that help to focus attention and observation. This workshop focuses on the “openers” or “inquiry starters” in nature that jumpstart science in the early childhood classroom. We’ll explore a variety of materials, activities and topics that you’re likely to find in your own educational setting: insects, soil, trees, birds and the changing weather.
  • Nature in the City Classroom      Keisha Jones
    This presentation will focus on how to bring nature into the city classroom. When children are surrounded by the interesting sounds and sights of an exciting city environment, it can be challenging to draw their attention to the elements of nature. In this workshop we will explore ways to simply bring the outdoors in and share the importance of nature with young children. Indoor and outdoor activities will be included.
  • The Dirt on Dirt      Claire Harris
    Urban landscapes may not have meadows and deep woods, but there’s usually some good old-fashioned dirt around in which children can get muddy. In this workshop we’ll explore the many functions of dirt in learning about the outdoors, the positive aspects of playing in the dirt, and the connections to the natural world and everyday life, even in an urban setting.
  • Story Telling with Nature      Karen First & Polly Pfau
    Sharpen your storytelling abilities using nature as inspiration. We will discuss the importance of oral language development to literacy learning and share documentation from early childhood classrooms. The session will include a brief introduction to key ideas, followed by the sharing of story-telling games, techniques for learning stories, the opportunity to make and take story stones, and the sharing of oral stories that contain environmental messages. Teachers will leave with a circle time story to share with their children the next day!

12:00-1:00    Lunch


1:00-2:00       Afternoon Keynote:                          Jane Hirschi

  • Planting the Seeds of Change
    School gardens and garden-based learning reflect an exciting trend impacting young learners around the country. Frequently run by parent volunteers and dependent on inspired teachers putting in extra hours, garden-based learning has largely by-passed students from high-need, urban public schools. What will it take to make garden-based learning part of every school and available to all children from the time they enter school? Jane will discuss the critical role of teachers in establishing successful integration and share examples from around the country, including CitySprouts.

 2:00-3:45       Afternoon Workshops:

(Participants will choose one workshop in this time frame.)

  • Nature Play with Authentic Nature      Ken Finch
    Keynote speaker Ken Finch will facilitate this workshop about the creation of nature play spaces that emphasize natural habitats and elements, augmented by affordable hand-built features. Be ready to share your own opportunities and barriers around nature play in small group discussions. Also come prepared to venture outside–we’ll search for ‘wild’ nature play opportunities on the Nature Center’s grounds, and practice analyzing their risks and benefits.
  • Rough-and-Tumble Play, the Outdoors, and the Young Child      Katie Roberts & Elizabeth Yon
    Rough-and-tumble play is important to a young child’s physical, social, and cognitive development. However, for many teachers and parents, the nature of that type of play can be hard to embrace. Join teachers from the Forest Gnomes Waldkindergarten as they explore big-body play in early childhood. They will share with you the benefits and challenges of allowing physical play in their outdoor program and how they address parents’ concerns and fears. Come with your own observations, reflections and questions, as a portion of the workshop will focus on child guidance strategies and how to create a safe space for rough-and-tumble play in your own programs.
  • A Natural Partnership      Roberta Udoh & Bo Hoppin
    On a tour of the school grounds, Bo and Roberta will share the place-based education and social justice context of Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School and the faculty commitment to providing natural world and community experiences for even their youngest students. The ongoing connection between preschoolers and the Boston Nature Center and the impact of this natural partnership both in the classroom and in the psyche of the child will receive special focus.
  • Singing Through the Seasons      Zoe McGrath & Meghan McDermott
    Take a deeper look at seasonal songs and circles and how they connect to nature and curriculum throughout the day and the year. In this workshop, you will learn seasonal circles that can be used in your classroom to bring in movement, rich language, literacy skills, rhythm and a deep connection to nature. You will leave with nature songs, finger plays and games that can be used throughout the day and year to connect with all areas of curriculum, including cooking and baking songs, gardening songs, cleaning songs, working songs, transition songs and songs for play.
  • Gardening, Worm Bins, and the Curriculum      Sharon Higgins
    Gardening with young children is not difficult, and you don’t have to be a gardener yourself to effectively bring children into gardening and gardening into the science, reading and math curriculum. Participants will learn how to start and maintain a simple worm bin, how to use the worm bin and gardens for scientific investigations, and lots of other practical skills for gardening with preschoolers.

3:45-4:00       Closing Circle


Optional Evening Program

  • 5:00-7:00       Invitation to Visit the Gnome Home

    Location: Natick Community Organic Farm, Natick, MA


 

Joining in Balance: Celebrating Community, Creativity and Collaboration through Dance @ Antioch University New England-Community Room
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm

Please join us for our annual spring 2015 dance concert hosted by the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program. This year’s performance includes:

  • Live musicians
  • Contemporary dance
  • Musical theatre
  • Hooping
  • Modern dance
  • Interpretive dance
  • Storytelling
  • Community involvement
  • A parody performance
  • Much more!

Additional performances will be held:

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

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This event is sponsored by the AUNE Student Activity Fund.

This is a FREE event, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds support The Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association, a non-profit organization established for the purposes of furthering educational, scientific, literary, and artistic development of dance/movement therapy.

MBA in Sustainability Webinar
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you want to make your organization more effective, efficient, and sustainable? Our MBA in Sustainability will teach you the business and leadership skills needed to manage complex and changing organizational environments.

During this informational webinar, we’ll talk about how competency in sustainability methods, systems thinking, leadership, and collaboration is developed across our integrated curriculum, and how our experience-based business education enables students to implement an integrated approach to sustainability so that the world we share thrives now and into the future.

Webinars give you a chance to learn more about AUNE from the comfort of your own home.

Click the link to join http://antioch.adobeconnect.com/r97ts2vlkqg/

Mar
21
Sat
2015
Joining in Balance: Celebrating Community, Creativity, and Collaboration through Dance @ Antioch University New England
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us for our annual spring 2015 dance concert hosted by the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program. This year’s performance includes:

  • Live musicians
  • Contemporary dance
  • Musical theatre
  • Hooping
  • Modern dance
  • Interpretive dance
  • Storytelling
  • Community involvement
  • A parody performance
  • Much more!

Additional performances will be held:

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:00-12:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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This event is sponsored by the AUNE Student Activity Fund.

This is a FREE event, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds support The Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association, a non-profit organization established for the purposes of furthering educational, scientific, literary, and artistic development of dance/movement therapy.

Mar
22
Sun
2015
Joining in Balance: Celebrating Community, Creativity, and Collaboration through Dance @ Antioch University New England
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for our annual spring 2015 dance concert hosted by the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program. This year’s performance includes:

  • Live musicians
  • Contemporary dance
  • Musical theatre
  • Hooping
  • Modern dance
  • Interpretive dance
  • Storytelling
  • Community involvement
  • A parody performance
  • Much more!

Additional performances will be held:

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:00 – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

one billion rising antioch 2015 2

This event is sponsored by the AUNE Student Activity Fund.

This is a FREE event, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds support The Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association, a non-profit organization established for the purposes of furthering educational, scientific, literary, and artistic development of dance/movement therapy.

Mar
23
Mon
2015
Applied Psychology Virtual Visiting Day @ Antioch University New England
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Virtual Visiting Days give you the opportunity to virtually consult with faculty and staff from your computer. You will need the following computer prerequisites: high-speed Internet connection, direct Ethernet to your modem, a microphone, headphones/ear-buds and a webcam.

Register for this event.

Mar
24
Tue
2015
Experienced Educators Info Session @ Antioch University New England
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Information Sessions are two-hour presentations providing information about the programs. They give you a chance to meet faculty and to have your questions answered in an informal atmosphere.

Register for this event

Mar
28
Sat
2015
2015 Spring Conference–Dance/Movement Therapy: Strengthening the Development of Self, Practice and Profession @ Antioch University New England
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Antioch University is co-hosting the 2015 spring conference of the New England Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association on March 28, 2015. The conference will be held at Antioch University New England. Early bird registration ends on March 15th. The conference is FREE to Antioch D/MT students.

REGISTER HERE

Keynote:

Dance/Movement Therapy: Strengthening the Development of Self, Practice, and Profession

Presenter: Annabelle F. Coote, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT, CADC, NCC

Antioch University New England alumna

Morning Workshops:

Providing DMT for Staff in a Community Hospital
Presenters:  Judith Ehrman Shapiro MA, BC- DMT and Carrie Robinson

Making connections to other health professionals strengthens our profession and our practice. Through the creation of a DMT group for staff members, there has been an increase in personal/professional alliance and in kinesthetic understanding of dance/movement therapy itself. This workshop explores the trials, triumphs, and tricks of making this endeavor a successful one.

The Vulnerable Master: Embodied Learning, Teaching, and Defenses through a KMP Framework
Presenter: Melanie Johnson, MA, R-DMT, NCC, RYT-200

This workshop will explore movement qualities associated with intra and interpersonal topics such as learning style, coping skills, conflict, and perfectionism. Through an embodied exploration of the Pre-Efforts and Efforts, participants will have an opportunity for self-study, psychomotor assessment skill building, and clinical application approaches through the lens of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP). The workshop format will include lecture, audio-visual materials, experiential, and discussion.

Mindfulness In and Out of Session: Using Mind/Body Awareness to Nurture Professional Development
Presenter: Annabelle F. Coote, MA, BC, DMT, LMHC, CADC, NCC

Using mindfulness as a therapist tool both in our therapeutic work as dance/movement therapists and in our professional self-care can enhance our sense of effectiveness and satisfaction in our work. In this workshop, we will explore ways to bring more present moment awareness to ourselves as therapists and harness the wisdom of the brain-body connection and our creativity. Drawing from mindfulness practices, interpersonal neurobiology, and sensorimotor psychotherapy, this seminar will be experientially based, with exploration of clinical and professional applications and opportunity for discussion.

Afternoon Workshops:

Who Supervises the Supervisor? A Forum for Seasoned and New Supervisors
Presenter: Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC, DMT, NCC

This workshop will provide a forum for seasoned supervisors and those new to the role of supervisor to explore the multilayered experience of supervision. Supervision delivery models, professional responsibilities, and approaches will be explored as will a didactic discussion about best and ethical practices. Experiential exploration of topics will support the participants’ deepening of the content and development of self, profession, and supervision practice.

Embodied Archetypal Rhythms of African Orisa in D/MT Practice

Presenters: Kim Burden, MA, LCMHC, BC-DMT, RDT/BCT and Melanie Johnson, MA, R-DMT, NCC, RYT-200

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to archetypal and rhythmic aspects of the African Orisa (pronounced Oreesha) relevant to the practice of dance/movement therapy. Participants will be introduced to the qualities of the Orisa in movement, song, dance, and archetypal features and will participate in movement experiences and self-reflection related thereto. The presenter, an initiated priest of Orisa, will share about her ongoing investigation of the integrative qualities of rhythm and archetype as they manifest in clinical work and spiritual practice. A discussion of potential applications and personal and professional reflections will follow.

Discovering Your Next Step: The Dance of Personal/Professional Development
Presenter: Michelle Joubert, MA, LCPC, LMHC, BCDMT

This workshop is aimed to support D/MT professionals in exploring their next step in their professional journey as a D/MT. The workshop will be focused on the use of experientials, including authentic movement, to explore past, present and future professional development. Participants will explore what they would like to achieve professionally, where they see themselves headed, roadblocks/obstacles to growth, and reconnecting to what it means to be a D/MT professional. This workshop will be a guided personal exploration with space for sharing in small groups and together at the end.