Resources

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All of the items here are for you! Whether you are looking for documents on advocacy and how to convince your peers and administrators to incorporate Wiggle Genius into your schools, lesson plan ideas, or inspiration for yourself on those long days...it's all here! You can find these sections below: 

  • Advocacy
  • Assessment
  • Brain Dance
  • Classroom Resources
  • Standards
  • Inspiration
  • About the Creator of Wiggle Genius
  • Upcoming Events (coming soon!)

Advocacy

Creating Student Success in School, Work, and Life (doc)

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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive (docx)

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How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement (pdf)

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Model Standards for Learning Classroom Teachers and Specialists in the Arts (pdf)

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Integrated Arts in Education Powerpoint (MAAE) (pdf)

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Wiggle Genius Advocacy Resources (docx)

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Arts Integration Authentic Context for 21st century Learning (Burdette, 2011) (pdf)

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Kennedy Center -- Why Arts Integration (2017) (docx)

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Assessment

Defined assessment measures are the essential partner to clearly stated objectives.  They balance and reference one another and are integral not only in evaluating success, but guiding instruction in an arts integrated lesson.  The rubrics listed below can help you formatively and summatively assess your own progress in independent integrated dance instruction, as well as your students’ learning in this type of class.  Assessment also provides valuable data to help you share student successes and advocate for the impact of arts integration in measurable terms.

Rubric for Grading Students in Integrated Dance Lessons (doc)

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Advocacy for Assessment in Dance (docx)

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National Core Arts Standards in Dance -- Assessment Sample Grade 2 (Creating) (pdf)

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Rubric for Reflective Journals (doc)

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Rubric for Self-Assessment in Instruction of Integrated Dance (docx)

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Rubric for Writing Integrated Dance Lesson Plans (doc)

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Wiggle Genius on Assessment (docx)

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Brain Dance

BrainDance: Poster, Description, Benefits (pdf)

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Classroom Resources

Dance Classroom Management Tips (docx)

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Dance Element Posters (docx)

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Dance Elements Worksheet (docx)

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Houston Ballet Dance Element Chart (pdf)

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Interdisciplinary Dance Class Leader Handout (docx)

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Interdisciplinary Dance Lesson Plan Guide (docx)

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Team Building Exercises for Students (pdf)

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West Towson Elementary School Integrated Lesson Plan Synopsis (Karen Kuebler) (doc)

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Wiggle Genius Resource -- Additional Integrated Dance Lesson Plans (docx)

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Wiggle Genius Resource -- Music (docx)

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Wiggle Genius Resource -- Professional Development in Interdisciplinary Dance Instruction (docx)

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Wiggle Genius Resources -- Books (docx)

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Wiggle Genius Resources -- Websites _ Organizations (docx)

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Standards

Common Core Standards Resources (pdf)

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Kennedy Center's Arts Integration Definition Poster (pdf)

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Kennedy Center's Definition of Arts Integration _ Checklist (pdf)

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Mississippi College and Career Readiness Arts Learning Standards for Dance (revised 2017) (pdf)

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National Core Arts Standards in Dance (pdf)

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Inspiration

Inspiration -- NPR Storycorps Self Reflection (docx)

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Inspiration -- TED Talk Manifesto (docx)

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About The Creator of Wiggle Genius

The files below give a brief look into the work of Julie White, the creator behind Wiggle Genius. The documents include

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Philosophy of Teaching
  • Residency, Seminar and Workshop Options
  • Awards and Articles about Julie White

To contact Julie or book Wiggle Genius for an upcoming workshop please click HERE. 

Integrated Residency Resume (docx)

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Julie White Curriculum Vitae 2017 (doc)

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Julie White Teaching Philosophy 2017 (docx)

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MAC Roster Cover (pdf)

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MAC TA Residency Descriptions (docx)

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Professional Development Seminars 2017 (docx)

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The USM Talon (pdf)

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Contact Wiggle Genius

Julie Hammond White

Full Professor, Department of Dance

University of Southern Mississippi

Mississippi Arts Commission Teaching Artist

Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education Teaching Artist

Mississippi Dance Festival Co-Founder & Education Director

Camp Create Co-Founder & Co-Director

University K12 Licensure Supervisor

Office: 601-266-4162, Cell: 601-434-0040, Fax: 601-266-6423

Julie.H.White@usm.edu, julescargo@gmail.com