PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2010 — Teaching education courses in Creative Expressions at Eastern Connecticut State University Artist in the classroom with Hartford, CT public schools via Hartford Performs that focuses on integrating the arts with the common core curriculum as they align with the National Core Art Standards and the Connecticut Common Core Standards (exemplar here). This work has been ongoing for over 20 years throughout southern New England in the form of enrichment programming as facilitated by various art agencies (CreativeGround, Young Audiences, New England Foundation for the Arts, the LaRocca Agency, Traveling Artists & Performers Company, and a personal LLC entity.
My work with teacher / parent education involves consulting and professional development in asset mapping and course development, conference presentations (University of Connecticut’s Confratute) and teaching in the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University. I continue to be a capable writer with several articles, book chapters, instructional manuals, proposals, and classroom materials to my credit.
My more traditional teaching experience lies within both the public and private sectors. I have been responsible for the ground up development, instruction, and administration of a residential Physical Education and Therapeutic Recreation program at the Klingberg Family Centers (New Britain, CT) with responsibilities to staff development, budget, solicitation of appropriate community resources and facility development. In prior years I worked with the Capital Region Education Council (CREC) in developing and implementing adapted physical education and recreation therapy across three programs for special populations with behavioral, learning, and cognitive exceptionalities. Summers found me involved with creating and leading high level enrichment courses for K-9 students at Summer Place (University of Hartford). The most surreal teaching experience was early on in my career whereby I proposed, developed and taught a graduate level theater course in Mime at Central Connecticut State University. I was the youngest person in the course. The content quickly morphed into a kinesthetic pedagogy for differentiated instruction within elementary education. Great teachers, . . . so-so mimes.
Teaching is an intensely interactive process between teacher, student, curricular concepts, and the physical environment. The acknowledgement and embrace of the full breadth of each of these variables can create the fabric of a dynamic and effective learning experience. Constructivist educational pedagogy, environmental sustainability, and general progressive tenets are some of the stronger influences upon my interpretation of these variables’ dimensions. By way of example, student dimensions include prior knowledge and experience, ability, interest, motivation, meaning, learning style preferences, and choice. The consideration of these dimensions in terms of the curriculum make for a student-centered approach that is respectful of not just differences but actively utilizes intrinsic qualities to assist in shaping the aforementioned ‘fabric’ of learning.
PROGRAMMING • Diversity Bus.Conceived and collaborated with assistant principal of a Connecticut middle school to send a performance art bus project around the country that addressed issues of diversity in middle schools. Given the Tapestry Award by the Hartford Courant.
• Professor Biggus Speaks.Commissioned by Oblong Books of Millerton, NY to develop and conduct a 12—week series of parent education workshops for parents and young children.
• Northwest Youth Creative Arts Program. Sharon Playhouse Foundation solicits proposal for development and implementation of youth arts program in Sharon, CT. Meryl Streep, Sam Waterston, and Jerry Zaks show up first day for open walk in enrollment — staff quietly freaks out —, but still all about the kids.
• Tin Man Program.Commissioned by Hartford Chapter of American Heart Association to conceive, script, and perform a health education program for K-5 audiences in Connecticut Schools. Wicked witch of the west, Margaret Hamilton, kicks off the project by giving the “Tin Man” a new heart.
INTERNATIONAL TEACHING & TOURING • Safat, Kuwait,Fawzia Sultan International School •. Seminar in Gifted & Talented University of New Brunswick, Canada.Graduate course on the School-Wide Enrichment Model. • Morelia, Mexico. Assisted international mime artist, James Donlon, in performances and workshops. • University of Guanajuato, Mexico (Cervantes Festival) 1981—International Mime Festival. Guanajuato, Mexico. Assisted and performed with James Donlon in 2 month tour of performances and workshops across 8 cities as part of a collaborative effort between the University of Guanajuato and Cervantes Arts Festival. • Assisted James Donlon in a 1 month tour of Switzerland.
INVITED REGIONAL, NATIONAL, AND PRESENTATIONS / CONSULTING Topics include: Old games: Catalysts for studying culture, history, and geography. Integrating the arts into the curriculum for a differentiated classroom GeoDome Construction, Math, and Metaphor Schoolwide Enrichment Model Magic: An epistemological approach to critical thinking. It’s all in how you say It. Keynote arts performance Kinesthetic expression of artistic forms in classroom pedagogy Frederick’s ala carte psychomotor cafe. Problem solving through movement Asset Mapping Human Capital in Schools and Community Organizations Student Talent Development and Project-Based Learning Circus Science Circus arts and the physical education curriculum. Adventure programming and the therapeutic treatment of adolescent youth. Connecting movement activity to the classroom. Mime and theater techniques in physical education.
PUBLICATIONS and PRODUCTS Bagwell, M. & Femc-Bagwell, M. (2016). Collaborating With Families to Support Gifted Children. In Eckart, Rebecca, (Ed.) Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners: A Guide Book for Gifted Education (2nd ed.) Newbury Park, CA. Corwin Press.
Bagwell, M. & Femc-Bagwell, M. (2010): The ASPIRE Survey Workbook. The ASPIRE Survey, a web-based asset-mapping tool used in schools, non-profits and community organizations (https://aspiresurvey.com). Recognized as a Promising Partnership Practice in the 2012 annual collection from the members of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University. Adopted as a best practice for use in the School-wide Enrichment Model.
Bagwell, M. & Femc-Bagwell, M. (in development). The Grandparent Guide to Childhood.
Bagwell. M. (1998). Physical educators as talent scouts of math aptitude: The relationship between teacher rated math aptitude and timed spatial task performance in children. Unpublished. dissertation requirement.
Bagwell, M. (1980). Giving form to a moving idea: Try mime. Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Reston, VA: American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Bagwell, M. (1978). Hands. New York: Schocken Books. Rights sold, remains unpublished.
PRODUCTS Bagwell, M. (2020). World Update poster. Storrs, CT: Kavonia, LLC. Bagwell, M. (2014). Csikszentmihalyi (“CheckMyEye”) Poster, Storrs, CT: Kavonia, LLC. Bagwell, M. & Femc-Bagwell, M. (2014) The A.S.P.I.R.E. Survey, Storrs, CT: Kavonia, LLC. Bagwell, M. (2008). “You Walked On What?” design. Storrs, CT: Kavonia, LLC. Bagwell, M. (at press). Periodic Table of Sport Projectiles™. Storrs, CT: Kavonia, LLC. Bagwell, M. (2003). Periodic Map of The Non-Consonantal United States™. Storrs, CT: Kavonia. Bagwell, M. (2002). Periodic Table of Creativity & Intelligence™. Mansfield, CT: Storrs, CT: Kavonia. Bagwell, M. (1998). BodyOminos Graphs®. Mansfield, CT: Storrs, CT: Kavonia. Bagwell, M. (1994). Hot Air Balloon Template & Instructions. Storrs, CT: Kavonia. Bagwell, M. (1992). Kavonia Cards®. Chicago: Recycled Paper Products. Bagwell, M. (1991). BodyOgraphy™. Atlanta: Sportime Inc. Bagwell, M. (1991). BodyBands®. Atlanta: Sportime Inc. Bagwell, M. (1988). BodyOminoes®. Atlanta: Sportime Inc. Archived in the Strong Museum of Play; Sid Sackson Collection: Box 24: Folder 71.
INSTALLATIONS 1999—2001. C.A.R.E.-A-Van Bus Project. A national middle school project addressing issues of diversity. McGee School: Berlin, CT. Conceived, designed, and constructed 5 sustainable homes initially used as personal residences: Sharon, CT house Contemporary Canaan, CT house Colonial Canaan, CT house 2 Cottage PEI, Canada house Barn Storrs, Office Playful work space Storrs, CT GHIA House Off-grid - LEED Compliant Storrs, CT Shoe Studio Art workspace In development: The Electronic Gymnasium™. The low-tech retrofitting of play spaces for optimal learning in the core curriculum. Zen Golf™ miniature golf with multiple choice paths that assess creative aptitudes, learning styles, and expressions.
INTERESTS Working across academic content areas and multiple disciplines by way of collaborative effort and product development.
Examining and expanding the relationship among societal conceptions of aging, adult learning and childhood in terms of motor skill development and cross-generational transference of skill, knowledge, oral history, and traditions.
Examining relationships of architectural and landscape design to learning. Redesigning building architecture, gymnasiums, theater spaces, landscape areas so that they emerge as by-products of cognitive learning methodologies. The transformation of playground philosophy and design during the past 20 years will eventually be incorporated into mainstream architecture on several fronts and is starting to emerge from sustainable building practices, interactive museum design, and the technology sector. Education should be a participant in this process as well.
Sustainable house design and construction Issues of the public commons as they pertain to health, funding, and proprietary knowledge.
REFERENCES Sally M. Reis, Ph.D. Mentor/ Colleague/ Doctoral Committee Letitia Neag Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor University Teaching Fellow, University of Connecticut email@example.com Phone: 860-336-xxxx
Joseph Renzulli. Ed.D. Colleague/ Doctoral Committee Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor The Lynn and Ray Neag Endowed Chair for Talent Development, University Connecticut Winner of the 2009 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Voted # 3 among World's Top 30 Education Professional for 2021 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 860-942-xxxx
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