Subject: Remote Instrumentation & Data Visualizations Working Group
Experiences of Women in Afghanistan, Pandemic, Pew Fellows in the Arts and More!
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- Subject: Experiences of Women in Afghanistan, Pandemic, Pew Fellows in the Arts and More!
- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:04:20 -0500
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Title: Experiences of Women in Afghanistan, Pandemic, Pew Fellows in the Arts and More! Greetings! And apologies for cross-posting.
MAGPI still has space available in the following videoconference programs and are pleased to open each program up to non-MAGPI members. Pre-registration, connectivity to your state research and education network, and H.323 videoconferencing capabilities are required.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
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Experiences of Women in Afghanistan: Grades 10-12
Videoconference and LIVE Webcast
Nov 13 2009
10:00am - 11:15am EST
More Information/Registration: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Experiences-Women-Afghanistan-Conversation-Suraya-Pakzad
Suraya Pakzad of Afghanistan, entered into an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen years old, and by the time she was sixteen, was the mother of two children. Suraya is now 37 years old and has raised a family of six children. However, with all of these personal challenges and responsibilities she has dedicated her life to helping the women of Afghanistan by starting schools in private homes during the Taliban period, creating vocational training for women in prisons, and establishing safe shelter homes for abused women which offer medical, psychological and legal assistance. Suraya and her organization are dedicated to their cause and every day live with the threats of violence and kidnapping of themselves and family members. Join us to hear her real life stories and be inspired by her dedication and grace!
Pew Fellows in Painting: Grades 8-12
Nov 10 2009
1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
More Information/Registration: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/2008-Pew-Fellows-Painting
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.
Pew Fellows in Folk and Traditional Arts: Grades 8-12
Nov 17 2009
1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
More Information/Registration: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/2008-Pew-Fellows-Folk-Traditional-Arts
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.
Pew Fellows in Playwriting
Nov 12 2009
1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
More Information/Registration: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/2008-Pew-Fellows-Playwriting
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.
PANDEMIC: A Science in the Cinema Program: Grades 9-12
Nov 18 2009
11:00am - 12:00pm EST
More Information/Registration: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Pandemic
Join Dr. Peter N. Wenger, MD, Associate Professor in the School of UMDNJ Public Health, for a discussion of the science behind the PBS American Experience program, INFLUENZA 1918: The worst epidemic the United States has ever known. Students should be familiar with the documentary (at minimum, the portions listed below) and should prepare questions ahead of time for Dr. Wenger. MAGPI is pleased to be a partner in the STARS Science in the Cinema project.
Stand Up. Speak Out. Lend a Hand!: Grades 7-12
Kick of VC: December 10, 2009 from 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
Teacher PD VC: January 21, 2010 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Project Sharing VCs: March 24, 2010 from 10:00am - 2:00pm EST
More Information/Registration: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Stand-Speak-Out-Lend-Hand
In the winter of 1945, on the day of her liberation from six years of Nazi rule, Gerda Weissmann clung to life at the end of a 350-mile death march. She weighed 68 pounds, her hair had turned white, and she had not had a bath in three years. She survived with courage, grace and dignity. Gerda Weissmann Klein, renowned motivational speaker and Holocaust survivor, teaches each one of us about tolerance, understanding and making a difference. Gerda Klein’s spirit helped her survive six years under Nazi rule; through her story, and her unique perspective, she continues to help each one of us to understand the dangers of hate and extremism. Students involved in STAND UP. SPEAK OUT. LEND A HAND will hear from Gerda during a special interactive videoconference event and then embark upon their own service learning projects. Each participating school will be tasked with designing and implementing a service learning project that combats social issues in their community.--
Heather Weisse Walsh
MAGPI, Manager of Educational Services
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 233A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
- Experiences of Women in Afghanistan, Pandemic, Pew Fellows in the Arts and More!, Heather Weisse, 11/04/2009
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