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 Integrating
Dance
and
Science
in
the
Classroom
 June
11
‐
June
15,
2012

 9:00
am
to
4:00
pm


Integrating
Dance
and
Science
in
the
Classroom,
is
a
5‐day
interactive
program
open
to
teachers
(3rd
through
12th
 grade).
The
free
program
will
be
presented
by
West
Liberty
University,
in
partnership
with
the
Appalachian
Education
 Initiative.

The
program
is
supported
by
a
grant
from
the
Claude
Worthington
Benedum
Foundation.
 


Teachers
can
translate
many
basic
concepts
in
science
into
meaningful,
self‐assessing
movement
activities
that
put
 abstract
ideas
into
tangible,
visible
form.
During
this
week‐long
program,
participants
will
learn
the
elements
of
dance
 and
how
those
elements
relate
to
scientific
content.

Participants
will
participate
in
a
set
of
immediately
useful
 movement
activities
for
classroom
study
of
the
water
cycle,
tectonic
plates
and
volcanoes,
the
rock
cycle,
the
solar
 system,
the
plant
cycle,
habitats,
and
systems
of
the
human
body.
Participants
will
leave
with
easy‐to‐duplicate
lesson
 plans
that
draw
on
students'
kinesthetic
intelligence
and
increase
their
understanding
of
science
principles.
Time
during
 the
week
will
also
be
allocated
for
the
development
and
review
of
personalized
lesson
plans.
No
prior
experience
in
 dance
or
creative
movement
is
necessary.
Participants
should
come
dressed
comfortably
and
prepared
to
move
freely
 each
day
during
the
week.
 


The
program's
instructor
is
Randy
Barron,
a
Kennedy
Center
teaching
artist.
As
an
arts
educator,
Mr.
Barron
brings
over
 twenty‐five
years
of
classroom
teaching
experience
into
schools
of
all
levels.
He
has
conducted
more
than
one
hundred
 professional
development
workshops
and
over
seventy‐five
in‐school
residencies
in
twenty‐three
states.
Mr.
Barron
is
a
 founding
member
and
current
Curriculum
Coordinator
for
the
Rio
Gallinas
School,
an
elementary
charter
school
in
Las
 Vegas,
New
Mexico,
focusing
on
ecology
and
the
arts.
As
a
professional
dancer,
Mr.
Barron
has
choreographed
for,
 performed
with
and
directed
ballet
and
modern
dance
companies
throughout
the
United
States
and
Europe.

He
holds
a
 Bachelor's
degree
in
biology
from
Rockhurst
University.
 


The
program
is
limited
to
thirty
teachers.
Teachers
may
register,
at
no
cost,
as
individuals
or
as
teams.
Priority
 registration
will
be
given
to
teachers
from
schools
in
RESA
IV
in
West
Virginia
and
IU1
in
Pennsylvania.

Applications
will
 also
be
accepted
from
teachers
throughout
West
Virginia
as
well
as
from
Allegheny,
Beaver,
and
Westmoreland
counties
 in
Pennsylvania
and
the
Bellaire,
Bridgeport
,
St.
Clairsville,
Steubenville,
and
Wintersville
School
Districts
in
Ohio.
 


West
Liberty
University
will
offer
three
graduate
credits
to
interested
teachers
for
a
fee
of
$160.
Otherwise,
the
program
 is
free
to
all
participants.

 


The
Center
for
Arts
&
Education
at
West
Liberty
University
is
now
accepting
applications
for
the
Integrating
Dance
and
 Science
in
the
Classroom
program.

Applications
should
be
submitted
to:

 
 
 Lou
Karas,
Director,
Center
for
Arts
&
Education
 West
Liberty
University
 208
University
Drive,
College
Union
Box
148
 West
Liberty,
WV
26074
 
 The
application
deadline
is
Friday,
February
24,
2012.
 
 For
additional
information,
please
contact
Lou
Karas
at
304/336‐8162
or
lkaras@westliberty.edu.
 
 



Integrating
Dance
and
Science
in
the
Classroom
 June
11
‐
June
15,
2012
 
 TEACHER
APPLICATION
 


GENERAL
INFORMATION
 
 Name:
 School:
 Title/Position:

 Address:
 City/State/Zip:
 
 County/School
District:
 
 Home
Address:
 City/State/Zip:
 
 Phone
Number(s):
 
 The
best
time
to
contact
me
is:
 


E‐mail
address:
 
 
 EXPERIENCE
 
 Grade
levels
currently
teaching:

_____
3rd





_____
4th





_____
5th





_____
6th




_____
7th





_____
8th
 
 
 
 
 
 _____
9th





_____
10th




_____
11th





_____
12th
 
 
 
 I
currently
teach:
 
 
 
 



What
do
you
hope
to
gain
by
attending
the
Integrating
Dance
and
Science
in
the
Classroom
program?
 
 
 
 
 
 (Optional)
What
other
aspects
of
yourself
and/or
your
work
with
students
would
you
like
to
have
considered
with
your
 application?
 
 
 
 
 
 OTHER
INFORMATION
 


I
would
like
to
request
consideration
for
a
lodging
scholarship
for:
 _____

Sunday,
June
10




_____

Monday,
June
11




_____

Tuesday,
June
12
 _____

Wednesday,
June
13




_____

Thursday,
June
14
 
 If
you
require
special
assistance
or
have
dietary
restrictions,
please
describe
below:
 
 
 
 I
am
interested
in
receiving
graduate
credit
($160
fee
applies):
 _____
Yes
 ______
No
 
 
 
 _____________________________________________________
 
 
 ______________________
 










































Signature
of
Applicant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Date
 
 
 
 Completed
applications
should
be
submitted,
by
Friday,
February
24,
2012,
to:
 
 Lou
Karas
 Director,
Center
for
Arts
&
Education
 West
Liberty
University
 208
University
Drive
 College
Union
Box
148
 West
Liberty,
WV
26074
 
 lkaras@westliberty.edu



Integrating Dance & Science