Feb 2, 2015
- There is a little audio issue at about 2:15 (and at the end)
from my new microphone that I used for this. I couldn’t remove it
without removing the whole piece. Please forgive me. ;)
Randy Barron Kennedy Center Teaching Artist.
More info here
- Kennedy Center teaching artists integrate arts into the
curriculum. Much more focused on students creatively solving
- Arts integration is an approach to teaching where students
create an art form to solve a problem.
- Still want to have art taught as an art form,
- Find ways to make kids guilty of learning.
- Find ways to show movement with content areas.
- Science and Poetry are areas that naturally relate to movement.
Math is a little more difficult, so it may not connect with skills,
but it does still connect with concepts.
- Kids solve problems. Kids make water cycle through dance.
- First drafts are not all that they do, it is just the
- Integrating close reading of text and other strategies to make
sure students understand content, as well as dance.
- Playing with purpose.
- Outside of comfort zone is in their learning zone.
- Students use drawings, demonstrations, writing, and more to
show what they are doing. Each child has their own record.
- Randy started dancing at age 19.
- Art integration is incredibly efficient.
- Using verbal, physical, kinesthetic modalities.
- Movement and dance gives them more of a reason to know
something, makes it easy for kids to understand and remember.
- Uncover the content versus cover the content.
- Interleaving (or spiraling)
- Tip for getting started: Find a Kennedy Center partnership to
- Principals: Make sure you let your teachers have a little
- Contact Randy here