[tforum] [Fwd: THE EXCHANGE: National Conversation about School Violence - New Program from The National Constitution Center]

Joe Breen Joe.Breen@utah.edu
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 13:13:33 -0600

For those with an interest.  H.323 access required.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	THE EXCHANGE: National Conversation about School Violence -
New Program from The National Constitution Center
Date: 	Fri, 20 Apr 2007 14:13:07 -0400
From: 	Heather Weisse <hweisse@magpi.net>
To: 	k20advise@internet2.edu, Megaconjr@lists.cciu.org,
megacon@lists.acs.ohio-state.edu, k12ivc@sedl.org, ed1vidconf@att.com,

Please join MAGPI and The National Constitution Center for this new
collaborative pilot project.

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THE EXCHANGE: **National Conversation about School Violence* *- */New
Program from The National Constitution Center/

     *Date:* May 22, 2007

     *Time:* 1:00 p.m. EDT - 3:00 p.m. EDT

     *Grades:* 10-12 (Upper Level High School Students)

     *How to Participate: *

         * Interactive H.323 Videoconference Participant (Internet2
           Connectivity Required for this)
         * Webstream Participant

     *Cost:* Free!

     *Program Description:*

     *The Exchange: A Marketplace of Student Ideas* is a new national
     student program being launched by the National Constitution Center
     in Philadelphia. The program stresses schools as a public space, in
     which all members of the school community are citizens.

     The pilot project this spring is a four-phase program and is
     designed to bring together students to discuss pressing national
     issues. Students participating in this project will:

         * Have access to/interact with their peers through a specially
           set-up virtual on-line classroom
         * Hold smaller Exchanges/discussion about the assigned topic
           within their classroom and school building
         * Participate in a 2-hour interactive videoconference Exchange
           via Internet2 with peers across the country and with experts
           in the field.
         * Reflect on their experiences through a follow-up activity
           designed by The National Constitution Center

     The first Exchange topic will be school violence. From Littleton,
     Colorado, to Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,
     and West Philadelphia and most recently - the tragic incident at
     Virginia Tech, the issue of school violence dramatically impacts
     studentsí lives and raises the same constitutional concern about
     security versus individual liberty that we all live within a post
     9/11 world.

     *More Information/Registration:
     *http://www.magpi.net/programs/exchange.html. Registration to be an
     interactive videoconference site in this event is available on a
     first-come, first-serve basis and is limited. Registration for both
     webstream participants and interactive videoconference participants
     closes on May 4, 2007.

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