Subject: Remote Instrumentation & Data Visualizations Working Group
Digital Flat Stanley, Global Passport to Clean Water and Pew Programs!
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- Subject: Digital Flat Stanley, Global Passport to Clean Water and Pew Programs!
- Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:09:06 -0400
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The Digital Flat Stanley Program
Global Passport to Clean Water
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON OCTOBER 19, 2009
One of the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals agreed upon by the world’s countries and leading development institutions is to reduce by half the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by the year 2015. This six month program will introduce students to the facts about the world water crisis, allow students to investigate and support various water-related projects, take an active role in moving the world toward the millennium goal and publicize their efforts through a media project video collaboration.
The project kicks off in celebration of UN Day, with an interactive videoconference featuring an engaging panel of experts that will challenge and motivate students. Following the kick-off, students will begin their own research into issues surrounding clean water, sanitation and hygiene in various parts of the world and select projects they would like to support. Teachers will attend a virtual professional development event with Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center staff that will help them support their students in their clean water action projects and video development projects. To help kick-start their projects, MAGPI and the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center staff will arrange for an interaction (most likely Skype or live chat) for each school with a water project team overseas. Following the implementation of their projects, students will produce a media project such as a video, podcast or Power Point presentation highlighting their efforts and share their projects in a culminating videoconference on World Water Day in March.
2008 Pew Fellows in Painting Panel Discussion
Artists use a variety of inspirations and techniques to arrive at creating a work of art. In four short films about the 2008 Pew Fellows in painting – Charles Burwell, Matthew Cox, Anne Seidman and Mauro Zamora - students will learn about the influences and sources of material each artist reflects upon within their artistic practices. An interactive discussion with the artists and filmmaker Glenn Holsten will follow the screenings.
2008 Pew Fellows in Playwriting Panel Discussion
In four short films about the 2008 Pew Fellows in playwriting – J. Rufus Caleb, Russell Davis, Katharine Clark Gray, Edgar J. Shockley III – students will learn about the artists’ inspirations and ideas for writing their plays. In addition, actors and stage directors along with the playwrights will be seen in readings, rehearsals and performances, providing further insight into the creative process. An interactive discussion with the playwrights and filmmaker Glenn Holsten will follow the screenings.
2008 Pew Fellows in Folk and Traditional Arts Panel Discussion
Students are invited to visit the cultures of Ghana, Ukraine and Cuba to hear the music and see the traditional folk art of these countries. In three short films about the 2008 Pew Fellows in folk and traditional arts – Nana Korantemaa, Vera Nakonechny, Venissa Santí – they will learn about Akan drumming techniques; Ukrainian embroidering, bead-making and weaving; and the musical heritage of Cuba. An interactive discussion with the artists and filmmaker Glenn Holsten will follow the screenings.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM WITH MAGPI
In order to register for a MAGPI project, you must work with your technology coordinator to get set-up in our new system. Here are the steps:
1) Have your videoconference/technology coordinator go to http://www.magpi.net, click on “log in” and then either log in using their existing MUSE username/password (if they have one) or click on “create new account.” When an account is created, it may take up to 24 business hours for it to be approved before you can register.
2) Your videoconference/technology coordinator must then go to their account information (click on their username which is displayed on the upper right hand corner of the website when he or she is logged in) and then click on the “sites” tab. Your technology coordinator must create a site for every building that wants to participate in this project. This will keep your technical information on file with MAGPI and teachers don’t need to worry about knowing IP addresses!
3) After your videoconference/technology coordinator has created your sites, YOU need to create an account for yourself (so we have your class information on file!). Go to http://www.magpi.net, click on “log in” and then log in using your existing MUSE username/password (if you have one) or click on “create new account.” When an account is created, it may take up to 24 business hours for it to be approved before you can register.
4) Before you can register for a program, you must link your account with the appropriate site in our database. To do that, go to your account information (click on your username which is displayed on the upper right hand corner of the website when you are logged in) and then click on the “sites” tab. Click on “other sites,” scroll to find your site and then click “join.” Congrats! You’re now linked to a site!
5) After your account is approved, you’ll see dates, times and “register now” links on all MAGPI program pages when you are logged into the website. Go to the MAGPI project webpage click “Register Now,” accept the terms and YOU’RE REGISTERED!
I realize that registering for a project the first time using our new system is a bit of a process; however, any time you want to register for a future program – all you will need to do is log in and click “register.”
Heather Weisse Walsh
Manager of Educational Services
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 233A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Digital Flat Stanley, Global Passport to Clean Water and Pew Programs!, Heather Weisse, 10/15/2009
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