Dr. Pogonowski is in her 20th year at Teachers College. Among her teaching responsibilities are courses in musical creativity and problem solving, comprehensive musicianship, and interdisciplinary studies that relate to the work of the Creative Arts Laboratory (CAL). Throughout her career, she has appeared as a clinician for Professional Development Workshops nationally and abroad. She is the first person in her field to define metacognition as a dimension of musical thinking .
She has written numerous articles and chapters on issues of teaching and learning music. Recently published is an article "Manhattanville Music Curriculum Project: A Personal Retrospective" which appears in the July 2001 Music Educators Journal. Dr. Pogonowski contributed a chapter titled "Contextual Teaching and Learning in Music" published in 2002 by the Music Educators National Conference in a book entitled Dimensions of Musical Thinking in Learning and Teaching edited by Eunice Boardman, former director of the Graduate Program in Music Education at the University of Illinois.
She has served on the editorial boards of the Music Educators Journal and General Music Today. Dr. Pogonowski was national chair of the Special Research Interest Group (SRIG) in Creativity for eight years. In addition to her responsibilities as a full-time faculty member, Dr Pogonowski provides artistic and educational leadership for CAL, teaching 20-30 workshops per year for arts specialists and classroom teachers who participate in CAL.
Ms. LaRue holds an M.A.
in Dance and Dance Education from Teachers College Columbia
University. She has been on the faculty of the Teachers College
Creative Arts Laboratory since 1995, working with educators
and K-12 students in New York City Public Schools to integrate
the arts with the core curriculum. Ms. LaRue finds that by giving
students opportunities to explore or examine subjects through their
kinesthetic and sensory modalities they become more invested in their
studies. Kim LaRue's background includes performance and choreography
for numerous musical theater productions, character roles in ballet
productions, improvisational performance projects in museums, galleries,
and out-of-doors, and commercial choreography for special events
in Texas and New York. She has taught dance workshops in Texas, Louisiana,
Florida, Connecticut, and Europe. Ms. LaRue teaches at Steps on Broadway
and is on the faculty of the professional division at the Ailey School
working with Fordham University/B.F.A. students and New School/M.F.A.
students from The Actors Studio. Kim LaRue is the owner/director
of the Bridge for Dance Studios on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The Bridge offers a wide variety of dance classes for both children
and adults. She also produces the Uptown Performance Series, a venue
for choreographers and dancers. Her company, Contemporary Rhythms/Jazz-Tap
Ensemble has performed at many events in the New York City Area.
Bridge for Dance (http://www.bridgefordance.com).