Since 1996, Jacob's Pillow has invited area educators to experience dance
first-hand during its summer Festival. Each Institute track provides opportunities for educators to network, mentor, be mentored, and deepen working relationships with Pillow artists. Jacob's Pillow Summer Dance Institute for Educators is held at Jacob's Pillow during the summer Festival. The program is a Professional Development Program for K-12 school administrators, classroom teachers, and specialists from participating schools. Educators attend dance classes, performances, artist-led talks, and sessions on topics such as "Writing and Talking About Dance."
Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Institute for Educators is held at Jacob's Pillow during the summer Festival. Curriculum in Motion® artists and school educators meet to share their residency experiences and examine the most effective aspects of the co-teaching and student learning process.
Professional Development for Teachers
"Each week I was engaged in ways never expected. My experience...has allowed me to develop as a dancer, an artist and perhaps most importantly, as a collaborator."
- Christian Ekan Ortiz, The School participant