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Rick Huddle (Young Audiences)

Limited Availability Unavailable during March 3rd-30th and May 15th-19th

RESIDENCY REQUEST

Book this artist using the Residency Request Form

RESIDENCY GOALS

Writing and telling a personal story can help us form a deeper understanding of ourselves, of others, and of our community.

 

Students realize they can stand in front of others and speak their truth, as difficult as it may seem. They discover they can be funny and be impactful.

 

Students find strength in their life struggles and discover they have support from their peers. By listening to their stories, students begin to understand their peers better.

 

By being open & vulnerable, we build empathy & earn respect. By listening to others without judgment, we build community.

BIO

I strive to create a safe, playful atmosphere, then challenge students just enough so they’re slightly out of their comfort zone. My classes are fun and energetic to engage the lively students with reflective, solo time for the introverts. I teach writing, creative dramatics, and storytelling/public speaking residencies. Before and after each class session, I check in with teachers to make sure we’re aligned. My classes often follow the “I do, We do, then You do” model of educating.

DISCIPLINES

Music,Theater,

GRADE BANDS

3-5,6-8,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Storytelling/Public Speaking (4th grade and up)

  • Learn the basics of public speaking through oral storytelling
  • “It’s good to be grounded”: rooting your feet & your energy
  • “Live in the details”: using sensory language to create a vivid experience for your listener
  • “Gestures”: using natural, authentic gestures
  • “Power, Pitch, and Pace”: varying your delivery
  • Practice elements of storytelling in pairs, small groups, and in front of the class
  • Connects to writing sections (personal narrative, imaginative, essay)
  • Connects to historical speeches & characters

 

Writing through Improvisation (4th grade and up)

  • Learn elements of good writing (character, structure, conflict, imagery) through improvisational theater games
  • Get inspired to write- even those that are not traditional writers
  • Learn the improvisation practice of “just saying yes,” and how it relates to writing
  • Practice the steps of: creating, revising, publishing
  • Connects to writing sections (personal narrative, imaginative, essay)
  • Connects to historical speeches & characters

 

Creative Dramatics (preK- 3rd)

  • Play theater games, sing, and act out characters & stories they create
  • Use minds, bodies, and voices to express themselves

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

My residencies are most typically connected to writing and history/social sciences. They also have a strong connection to social-emotional learning.

 

  • Creating, Imagining and Innovating
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Literacy (including ELA, Scientific & Numerical, Visual and Technological Literacies)

GALLERY

FEE INFO

Fees for Residencies are $70 per classroom session, planning meeting and reflection meeting. $65 per preparation hour.

Travel costs may apply and are negotiated between the school and artist.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://ya-or.org/

REFERENCES

Julia Collins

Spanish Immersion Teacher

juliacee@gmail.com

503-916-6336

Bridger Elementary

4th Grade

Laresa Beck

7th - 8th grade Teacher

lbeck2@pps.net

503-916-6236

Beach School

7th-8th Grade

Dave Carlson

Principal

DCarlson@msd.k12.or.us

503-565-4900

Newby Elementary (McMinnville, SD)


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