Randy Barron
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United States - New Mexico - Las Vegas
Randy Barron
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This short (4:50) movie is designed for general audiences who need a brief introduction to what to look for in dance, or what tools are available to choreographers. NOTE: This is an update of the previous version of the movie. If you purchased the
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This is a copy of the workshop packet that teachers who participate in my dance-integrated poetry sessions receive. Included are detailed lesson plans for guiding students through exploring first words, then phrases, and finally entire short
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Learning about science is easier and more fun when we put our ideas into motion. In this unit plan, students learn to create their own choreographed dances to illustrate important principles of simple machines. Small group dance assignments
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This unit plan combines creative dance and earth science to guide students as they create meaningful dances to demonstrate and explain the water cycle. The plan includes background information on dance and some dance skill-building activities to do
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Written for the more experienced teacher who is comfortable with students up and moving in the classroom. This lesson sequence introduces some basic dance ideas (pathway, non-locomotor, and locomotor movement) and connects them to the structure of
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For teachers to be able to lead meaningful dance-integrated activities in their classrooms, students must be able to call on basic skills. These activities are designed to help teachers create a safe, enjoyable environment for learning through
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This is a simple one-page JPEG that you can enlarge and print for the classroom, or use as a handout or journal insert. In my approach to dance and choreography, I think of four basic elements, with the acronym "BEST:" Body, Energy, Space, and
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I have adapted this classroom game from The Cooperation Game by fellow Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Sean Layne. There are several purposes for playing this game with students. First is the purpose that Sean Layne designed it for: increasing
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching artist since 1980, trained in Madeleine Hunter / UBD / Stiggins / Expeditionary Learning and arts integration techniques. Teaching artist, professional development workshop designer, and seminar leader for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts since 1996. Former co-artistic director and executive director of City in Motion Dance Theater in Kansas City, Mo. Professional choreographer and dancer, with numerous appearances and commissions with dance companies across the US.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Firmly based in a constructivist teaching philosophy, in which students construct and demonstrate their own understandings. Specifically, I design and lead hands-on activities that combine elements of dance, through choreographic puzzles and tasks, with other essential curriculum. For example, by creating dances about how different systems of the human body work, students are also creating lifelong understanding that they then demonstrate through their choreography. This means that I use a collaborative, everyone-can-learn style of instruction with both children and adults. My belief is that this leads to true self-confidence, the type that comes with successfully meeting challenges that seem daunting at first.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Merit Finalist 1970 Member Alpha Sigma Nu

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. (Biology, Chemistry/Psychology) cum laude, 1974, Rockhurst University Professional Dance Program, Boston Conservatory of Music, 1974-1976

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Have held jobs at all levels in education, including high school director and school bus driver. Also have skills in event management, technical theater (especially lighting design), and straw-bale construction. Home is a 10-acre retreat in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northeastern New Mexico.