[tforum] [Fwd: EXCITING VIDEOCONFERENCE PROJECT! Exploring with Photojournalist Joan Klatchko]

Joe Breen Joe.Breen@utah.edu
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 11:08:56 -0600


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Photojournalist Joan Klatchko
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 17:30:28 -0400
From: Heather Weisse <hweisse@magpi.net>
To: k20users@isc.upenn.edu, Megaconjr@lists.cciu.org, 



*Target Age Group:* Grades 4-6

*Project Dates:* (Participation in all programs required)

October 4, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. EDT: Teacher PD Session
October 18, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. EDT: Exploring Outback Australia through
November 1, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. EST: Exploring Borneo through Photography
December 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. EST: Exploring Where We Live through

* all programs are approximately 1 hour

*Cost: *Free!!


Exciting photo-stories of real kids - combined with Literacy Through
Photography questions - will keep your students fully engaged while
helping them to better appreciate cultural perspectives and global
issues. Using photography from celebrated photojournalist Joan S.
Klatchko, two videoconference programs will take your students straight
into the lives of other kids who live in the Australian desert and in
the rainforest in Borneo - - bringing the world right into your
classroom! Students will explore how kids - - just like themselves - -
interact with others and the environments in which they live.

A culminating project has students explore their own communities through
photojournalism. Our last videoconference is a collaborative session
where students share their work in an engaging mystery game! A
pre-project professional development seminar with Joan Klatchko will
help you integrate literacy through photography into your classroom and
work with your students through this inquiry-based process.

Spaces for interactive videoconference sites are limited and will be
available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interactive
videoconference sites must have Internet2 connectivity and H.323
videoconferencing equipment. *We have reserved 3 spaces for MAGPI
schools and 3 spaces for other schools across the country/world.*

_*Requirements for Participation*_

Teachers that register their classes for this event will commit to
having their students:

     1) Participate in three "Kids Across the World" videoconference session

     2) Complete a culminating class photojournalism project

     3) Complete pre- and post-conference activities

     4) Complete a post- program evaluation

Additionally, participating teachers must participate in a professional
development/shared-curriculum virtual planning meeting. Please note that
this program is most effective when only one class at participates from
a site.

_More Information/Registration_:
*To register for this program or for more information, please visit:
<http://www.magpi.net/programs/bannedbooks.html> *Registration closes on
September 22, 2006.

*Questions? *Please contact MAGPI Applications Coordinator, Heather
Weisse at hweisse@magpi.net or 215-573-6417.

* * * * *
Heather Weisse
MAGPI, Applications Coordinator
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 233A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
email: hweisse@magpi.net
phone: 215-573-6417

www.magpi.net <http://www.magpi.net/>