2010 Western Australia Professional Learning   Session 1 outline <ul><li>Welcome and introductions </li></ul><ul><li>What ...
National Museum of Australia   <ul><li>…  a recognised  world-class museum  exploring Australia’s past,  </li></ul><ul><li...
Western Australian Museum <ul><li>… makes  major   contributions  to the  </li></ul><ul><li>collection, conservation and r...
Participating schools: Albany <ul><li>Kondinin Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Jerdacuttup Primary School </li></ul><ul><...
Participating schools:  Kalgoorlie-Boulder Kalgoorlie School of the Air Grass Patch Primary School Menzies Remote Communit...
Participant introductions <ul><li>Please share your name, which school you work at and who (eg, age groups) you usually wo...
Snapshots of Remote Communities   <ul><li>Snapshots of Remote Communities  is a  photography and storytelling project.  It...
Snapshots of Remote Communities <ul><li>Initiated by the National Museum of Australia in 2003, Snapshots of Remote Communi...
Aims and Objectives To explore and depict the  diversity of Australian cultures  and  identities  through investigating th...
History of Project <ul><li>Initiated and managed by the National Museum of Australia Education, the Snapshots project bega...
Learning in Schools Snapshots  provides a platform to represent and support young peoples’ voices at the National Museum i...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are many ways to add to students’ experience and build skills throughout the project… Poetry, stories, fiction, non-...
Relationships: Partnerships with Communities <ul><li>Snapshots  provides opportunities for significant involvement with, a...
Timeline with key tasks <ul><li>Preliminary stage  </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1:  Our community, our history, our place, prep...
Sharing project plans and ideas <ul><li>   Please share how you plan to embed  Snapshots  into your programming and how y...
2010 Western Australia Professional Learning   Session 2 outline <ul><li>Putting together an exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>...
Outcomes: School Exhibition <ul><li>Students create an exhibition  about, and for, their community. </li></ul><ul><li>Stud...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outcomes: Regional Museum Exhibition <ul><li>Schools contribute to a collaborative, regional exhibition showcasing the Sna...
 
 
 
Outcome: Snapshots Website <ul><li>Students choose 40 photos to represent their community in an online exhibition, the Sna...
 
Ways to work together and plans for the year <ul><li>   Discussion about how we can communicate and share ideas, progress...
“I thoroughly enjoyed the program - it was a challenge for me but I learnt a lot and enjoyed it. The students got a lot ou...
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  • Museums are ideal collaborators in communicating to and through communities; each is a vital and unique microcosm of culture. Museums can play a role in supporting and celebrating with communities, as well as providing forums for expressing the diversity of stories, ways of life, values and meanings that exist in Australian communities. Central to building relationships with communities is a genuine exchange between museums and regional communities – a two-way engagement.
  • In 2003 National Museum Education devised the Snapshots of Remote Communities project to enable students in remote Australia to explore and document their own communities and to facilitate their engagement with local, regional, and national audiences. Snapshots endeavours to be flexible enough to meet the needs of each school community and also provide skills and resources, enabling students to learn, grow and communicate the rich cultural diversity of their communities.
  • Now in it’s eighth year, Snapshots has worked with over 40 schools in each state and territory enabling over 1,000 students in remote Australia to explore their communities and tell their stories.
  • Now we will view some examples of students sharing their communities through photographs. I will read out the captions the students wrote for the photographs.
  • “The names on the memorial cross are written to remember the people.” Understanding our past (Geranium SA)
  • “This is Bruce our bus driver he is a great friend to our school. We all think he is great”. School; transport (Bloomsbury, Queensland)
  • “ Ned and Ida having lunch, droving” Home and family; work (Marra Creek, NSW)
  • “ Linda, Tannisha, Cheyenne and Ellie waiting for the weekly mail plane”. Transport, community (Laramba, NT)
  • “Denise is my aunty. She runs the Post Office. She sorts out the mail, she goes out to get the mail from the mail plane and she also takes the mail out to the plane. The mail comes in three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday”. Work (Cape Barren Island, TAS)
  • “Gunter delivering mail” White Cliffs, NSW
  • “ At the Fire station” Community (Avoca, Tasmania)
  • All of the community exhibitions were well attended by families and community members, revealing the strong sense of community in each of the towns and the support for the children. Many of the parents got involved with the exhibition openings. For example a parent at Bloomsbury State School volunteered to do all of the catering for the evening, making beautiful finger food. All of the parents from Oakenden State School brought a plate of food and drinks to share with each other. Eton North School held a BBQ that was cooked by two parents, and others brought salads and drinks to share with each other.
  • Bloomsbury State School in Mackay region, Queensland. Bloomsbury is located about one hour north of Mackay, on the way to Townsville and Cairns. The theme of the work by the students was &apos;My Bloomsbury&apos; and all of their photographs, paintings, lino prints, and installations of their favourite things in and around Bloomsbury. The exhibition was held in the Memorial Hall at Bloomsbury so that members of the community could come and view, and even purchase! some of the work on display.
  • Queenscliff, southeast of Geelong in Victoria. Queenscliff is small school located on the Bellarine Peninsula, which has embraced the Reggio Emilia philosophy of teaching over the past two years. This philosophy of student directed learning was an ideal support for the Snapshots project and students’ investigations. Queenscliff Primary’s exhibition was on display in a local art gallery and the evening opening was a large community event. Students combined photographs, 2 and 3 dimensional visual arts, digital media and objects to showcase their perspective on the Queenscliff community. Approximately 60 people attended the exhibition launch.
  • Exhibition opening, Bruny Tasmania
  • Cape Barren Island, Tasmania
  • Artspace Mackay, Queensland
  • Geelong Gallery
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
  • Snapshots Presentation (Feb 2010) Updated

    1. 2. 2010 Western Australia Professional Learning Session 1 outline <ul><li>Welcome and introductions </li></ul><ul><li>What is Snapshots of Remote Communities ? </li></ul><ul><li>Aims and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>History of project </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships: partnerships with communities </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline with key tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing project plans and ideas </li></ul>
    2. 3. National Museum of Australia <ul><li>… a recognised world-class museum exploring Australia’s past, </li></ul><ul><li>illuminating the present, and imagining the future. </li></ul>Claudette Bateup, Senior Education Officer
    3. 4. Western Australian Museum <ul><li>… makes major contributions to the </li></ul><ul><li>collection, conservation and research </li></ul><ul><li>of Western Australia’s natural, social </li></ul><ul><li>and maritime history and the cultural </li></ul><ul><li>heritage of Aboriginal peoples of </li></ul><ul><li>Western Australia. </li></ul>Five sites across Western Australia including Albany and Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Jennifer Cockburn, Education Officer
    4. 5. Participating schools: Albany <ul><li>Kondinin Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Jerdacuttup Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Kendenup Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Tambellup Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Walpole Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Cockburn, Education Officer </li></ul>
    5. 6. Participating schools: Kalgoorlie-Boulder Kalgoorlie School of the Air Grass Patch Primary School Menzies Remote Community School Kalgoorlie Primary School Coolgardie Primary School Peta Osborne, Education Officer
    6. 7. Participant introductions <ul><li>Please share your name, which school you work at and who (eg, age groups) you usually work with. </li></ul>
    7. 8. Snapshots of Remote Communities <ul><li>Snapshots of Remote Communities is a photography and storytelling project. It is about understanding and valuing community, making connections, learning about local history and learning about how museums work. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a community? How and why did your community come to be? What are the most significant features of your community? What does your community have in common with other communities around Australia? How is your community unique? </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshots starts with a camera but the possibilities for creative </li></ul><ul><li>thinking, student directed exploration, building multidisciplinary skills and community engagement are unlimited. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Snapshots of Remote Communities <ul><li>Initiated by the National Museum of Australia in 2003, Snapshots of Remote Communities is a partnership venture between: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Museum of Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional museums and galleries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional primary schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students document their communities through photographs. </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs are exhibited at a school exhibition , collaborative exhibition at the local museum or gallery, and an online exhibition ( Snapshots website). </li></ul>
    9. 10. Aims and Objectives To explore and depict the diversity of Australian cultures and identities through investigating the history and uniqueness of their local community. To share and support the voices, photographs and stories of young people through exhibitions. To build relationships between schools and local museums and the National Museum of Australia.
    10. 11. History of Project <ul><li>Initiated and managed by the National Museum of Australia Education, the Snapshots project began in 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year a new remote region in Australia is selected and applications are sought from schools in the region. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2003/04 New South Wales and Tasmania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005/06 Northern Territory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Victoria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 South Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 Queensland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 Western Australia </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Learning in Schools Snapshots provides a platform to represent and support young peoples’ voices at the National Museum in actively shaping knowledge and representations of Australian communities. The project has links across the curriculum including social studies, visual arts, media and technology, and civics and citizenship. Students select and photograph parts of their community: local characters and home life, natural features or historical landmarks, and daily life in a rural community.
    12. 20. There are many ways to add to students’ experience and build skills throughout the project… Poetry, stories, fiction, non-fiction Painting, drawing, 3-D art, textile arts Drama Produce a slideshow/film Use archival photos or footage Collect oral histories Create a display of artefacts Create a document recording the whole Snapshots process Put on a festival event for the whole community
    13. 21. Relationships: Partnerships with Communities <ul><li>Snapshots provides opportunities for significant involvement with, and of, local communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples of the flexibility and diversity of learning in schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eungella State School, Queensland recorded oral histories, photograph, and digital films as part of a ‘Step Back in Time’ event. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kondinin Primary School, Western Australia are displaying their exhibition in conjunction with the town celebrating its Centenary in 2010 . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tambellup Primary School, Western Australia are expanding their 2009 oral history project ‘Stories of the People of Tambellup’. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 22. Timeline with key tasks <ul><li>Preliminary stage </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1: Our community, our history, our place, preparing to document our community </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2: Documenting today for tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3: Reflection activities and image selection </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 4: Exhibitions </li></ul>
    15. 23. Sharing project plans and ideas <ul><li> Please share how you plan to embed Snapshots into your programming and how you might be working with your community. </li></ul>
    16. 24. 2010 Western Australia Professional Learning Session 2 outline <ul><li>Putting together an exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Unit of work ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Hints for sponsorship and support </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshots media </li></ul><ul><li>Past exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to work together (communicating and sharing) and plans for the year </li></ul>
    17. 25. Outcomes: School Exhibition <ul><li>Students create an exhibition about, and for, their community. </li></ul><ul><li>Students become curators, exhibition designers, publicity officers, marketing and sponsorship officers and public programs staff. </li></ul><ul><li>The exhibitions are thoughtful and inspiring celebrations of the students’ work and communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Community exhibitions are well attended by families and community members. </li></ul>
    18. 34. Outcomes: Regional Museum Exhibition <ul><li>Schools contribute to a collaborative, regional exhibition showcasing the Snapshots project. </li></ul><ul><li>This provides an opportunity for a wider audience to experience and engage with the students’ voices. </li></ul><ul><li>Partner institutions have appreciated this opportunity to interact with students and schools in their communities in creating a combined exhibition. </li></ul>
    19. 38. Outcome: Snapshots Website <ul><li>Students choose 40 photos to represent their community in an online exhibition, the Snapshots website. </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs from previous years are exhibited online at the Snapshots of Remote Communities website at www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/community/snapshots/snapshots . Students can use website in subsequent years and for documenting their community. </li></ul>
    20. 40. Ways to work together and plans for the year <ul><li> Discussion about how we can communicate and share ideas, progress, challenges and successes over the year and how the Western Australian Museum and National Museum of Australia can support you with Snapshots of Remote Communities . </li></ul>
    21. 41. “I thoroughly enjoyed the program - it was a challenge for me but I learnt a lot and enjoyed it. The students got a lot out of it and really enjoyed things; it reinforced their knowledge of the local community”. Teacher Michael Cacciola from Oakenden State School, Queensland Teacher’s Reflection

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