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  • 1. The Interdependence Hexagon Project VII An International Arts Project Designed to Engage Youth in Real-World IssuesUsing the HEXAGON as Metaphor for Interconnectedness A small shape with BIG IDEAS
  • 2. Presented by Emily Erickson Cook, NCBT, Art Teacher Ecook@sd25.org and Amy Weiss, Global Perspectives Teacher South Middle School Arlington Heights, IL aweiss@sd25.org AndBeth Burkhauser,M.Ed, Chair, Hexagon Project Keystone College, La Plume, PA bburkhauser@msn.com“Teaching and Learning for Global Understanding and Engagement” www.interdependencedaynepa.org
  • 3. Presentation Goals1. Introduction and Description ( Beth)1. Exemplary Practices (Emily and Amy)2. Describe Diverse Teaching Strategies3. Invite Collaboration4. Host Questions, Comments, Survey VideoLink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZ1Gl5UfE0 www.interdependencedaynepa.org
  • 4. VideoLink: .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZ1Gl5UfE 0 www.interdependencedaynepa.org
  • 5. The Themes and Content ofInterdependence “To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought that’s worth remembering” Thomas Manss
  • 6. Interdependence Themes (Hexagon Project) DIVERSITY HUMAN RIGHTS of every person Freedom for and acceptance of We are one human family. Examine religious, ethnic, backgrounds, Consumerism vs. having enough cultural identities, abilities. Being more vs. having more Personal and group dignity COMMONALITIES & IDENTITY Interdependence ENVIRONMENT We need a Having Empathy- Goals: We are similar and safe, sustainable 1. To see ourselves as citizens of share common global environment one civilized world, recognizing experiences. We can We are one responsibilities to the common connect to issues community goods and liberties of humankind that are We only have one as a whole. personal and local with earth to protect or 2. To explore these themes issues that are global. destroy through “activist” art-making CHILDREN GOVERNANCE TECHNOLOGY We need to protect We need to understand peoples’ rights Use positively andchildren’s rights and goods to govern themselves in a manner that ethically to create and insure they obtain allows them to flourish. Democratic informed global Health and education rights and responsibilities. communities
  • 7. GlobalInterdependenceand Education: WhereHexagons Make theConnection “THE IDEA AND PRACTICES OF INTERDEPENDENCE HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT. We believe that cross border citizenship and an awareness of the impotence of nations on their own in addressing global challenges like warming, terrorism, disease, inequality and social justice demand a change in how we think about our world.” Benjamin R. Barber, November 8, 2012
  • 8. Interdependence Day History Interdependence Day was launched in Philadelphia on September 12, 2003 as a post 9/11 symbol of regeneration, as a time to reflect on the tragedy of the incidents of terror in the US and worldwide, and to ask, “What next?” It seemed critically important toArt by Student from Provo HS, Utah acknowledge the inevitability and significance of interdependence in our time, and set out to build constructively, and civilly, and culturally, a global civil society.
  • 9. ...the need for global cooperation and democracy…citizens without borders…… Co-Founders: Mrs. Sondra Myers Senior Fellow for International Civic and Cultural Projects University of Scranton www.interdependencedaynepa.org Dr. Benjamin Barber, Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Rutgers University and Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC www.interdependence movement.org
  • 10. WHY the HEXAGON? The Hexagon is a composition of complex relationships, interdependent lines, like bonds of human connection, strengthened in multiples into an endless network of connections. It maintains its own presence as a shape, symbol of light and life, yet structurally, destined to be part of a whole—a splendid architectural element, both natural and human-made, infinitely expandable……a metaphor for ourinterconnectedness
  • 11. The ARTIST synthesizes, makes conclusions, takes a stand, must come to terms with content and materials, collaborates… …can change the world! …and so, too, Art by Student from Apex School, Nepalthe student artist-in- process!
  • 12. The Hexagon Project … •Formulating Essential Questions, Big Ideas •Personal to Global Issues • 21st Century Skills ( www.p21.org ) • Overarching Themes •Interdisciplinary strategies •Empathy Student from Tunkhannock Area High School, PAExemplary Practices at South Middle School, Illinois…..
  • 13. We live in an Interdependent World There are no more borders.We are all responsible. We all have commonalities.
  • 14. Civic Responsibility All of us are global citizens. Responsibility Learn Appreciate About Diversity IntolerancePromote SolveTolerance Problems Together
  • 15. Why is Global Education is here, but what is it?this soimportant Technology helpsfor us to eliminate ignoranceteach? through letting students explore their world.
  • 16. How does this fit into The Hexagon Project … ? Educates about global awareness Assists in eliminating biases Promotes critical thinking
  • 17. Who is in charge of the learning? STUDENTS! Students are in control of their own: • Topics • Research • Expression of ideas through artwork • Written expression via the blog
  • 18. Through images and words the artist createsa visual representation of their thoughts and feelings about these issues. Their works of art prompt us to ask questions, to confront the issues expressed and in many cases move us to action.
  • 19. Art Goals for Student Achievement1. Identify a World Issue of Personal Significance2. Identify necessary elements to convey a message by considering imagery, color schemes, symbolism, text and media3. Create a Hexagon shaped work of art to demonstrate how works of art communicate and motivate the viewer4. Create an artist statement to reflect on their work of art.5. Exhibit their work both physically and digitally
  • 20. Lesson/Unit PlansPart One:Single HexagonFocus on a Part Two:theme/issue Hexagon Book •Introductory PowerPoint Focus on solutions •Motivational videos •Research Packet Unit Created by Emily Erickson Cook, NBCT Art Teacher •Templates Amy Weiss, Global Perspectives Teacher South Middle School Arlington Heights, IL ecook@sd25.org
  • 21. Part Two: Hexagon Book -Solutions Emily Erickson Cook, NBCT Art Teacher in collaboration with Amy Weiss, Global Perspectives Teacher South Middle School Arlington Heights, IL ecook@sd25.org
  • 22. Digital Gallery and Interactive Blog To Post: http://www.weebly.com Log in username: ecook@sd25.orgCreated by Emily Erickson Cook, NBCT Art Teacher Password: cardinal in collaboration with Amy Weiss, Global Perspectives Teacher South Middle School To Comment: Arlington Heights, IL ecook@sd25.org http://www.thehexagonprojectblog.weebly.
  • 23. Do Your P’Art Foundation Collaboration
  • 24. Resources: Resources: http://www.interdependencedaynepa.org•Prospectus•All Templates, release forms, registration information•Lesson Plans, Blog•Research bibliography, PowerPoints, Examples
  • 25. Resources:•Facebook Page, Twitter, Google Drive, Artsonia, ArtEd2.0, NAEA Secondary and Middle Teachers Blogs (search “Hexagon Project”)• The Interdependence Handbook: Looking Back, Living the Present, Choosing the Future Edited by Sondra Myers and Benjamin R. Barber• essays, discussion questions• Declarations of Interdependence by UN, other groups
  • 26. What is the Interdependence Hexagon Project?• Students, ages 10 - 18, create in any media using a downloadable hexagonal template as their format• Students respond to a relevant theme and do research• Students may work collaboratively or alone on one or multiple hexagons• Deadline for participation in the Exhibit in Scranton, PA is June 30• Online registration begins May 1 or before• Exhibit: September for Interdependence Month
  • 27. Exhibit Opening on First Friday in September, Interdependence Month 2011: ArtWorks Gallery 2012: Library Express Music, hands-on workshops, interactive displays2013:• Chicago Area -Do Your P’ART Foundation• Virtually???
  • 28. Global Recognition Events Scranton, PAChicago in 2013and….??? Butwal, Nepal
  • 29. Hexagon Project Media and Global Stories
  • 30. CLAY and 3-DRiverside By SusquehannaHigh School: Community High SchoolPermanentInstallation Student who wasin School “rescued” by art!
  • 31. By student from Riverside HS, PA
  • 32. By student from Riverside HS, PA
  • 33. Art Into Action: Community Collaboration2011 & 2012 Blue Ridge Middle School, PA Sarrah Dibble, Art Teacher, Hexagon Houses: donation canisters for Winter Heating Assistance RAISING $500.00!
  • 34. Collaboration…“The Rain Forest: Air, Land, Water” Ceramic, by 3 students at Abington Heights High School, Clarks Summit, PA
  • 35. Collaboration… “Separation is an Illusion” By 2 Students from Union-Endicott H.S., NY
  • 36. CLAY and 3-DRiverside By SusquehannaHigh School: Community High SchoolPermanentInstallation Student who wasin School “rescued” by art!
  • 37. Text and Graphic DesignUnion City High School, PA Union-Endicott High School, NY
  • 38. Canada: Global Citizenry Collective Responsibility “… the notion of being a global citizen is incorporated into every discipline we teach. The hexagons…helped students to forge cognitive links between the subjects of the hexagons and the major issues in their own lives and the lives of otherstudents around the world. Each sharesthe common values of health, education and human rights. This exercise reinforced the notion of collective responsibility and exposed students to the common Art by Mr. Teeger’s Grade 8 experiences of humankind as a whole.” students at the Leo Baeck Day Gene Teeger, Art Teacher School, Toronto, CANADADemonstrating Outcomes Exhibit Grade 8
  • 39. GlobalConnections: Africa Cameroon 2010 2012 2011
  • 40. Emmanuel Nkuranga was Born in 1987.The second born in a family of six boys, Emmanuel lived in Uganda for the first ten years of his life. The artist moved to Rwanda in 1997 and attended two different high schools. He then attended Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) where he completed his university Education in computer studies AFRICA: “Art with a Mission” is a Rwandan Art Project2012 premised on this belief, whose aim is to bring together youth and provide them with a conducive platform that can help them discover their respective “Heroes” in order to empower them to excel and succeed in life. www.emmamainart.com
  • 41. 2012 By Children who are Orphaned, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 42. Journeys:2010: InterdependenceHexagon Project VisitsPartners in NepalWhere Energy Springs from the DeepDesire to Live in a Civil DemocraticSociety……exploring ways to coexist creativelyand collaboratively
  • 43. Two Lap-tops and LCD Projector delivered to Interdependence Hexagonpartners In Naharpur School, Butwal, Nepal January 2010
  • 44. Interdependence Hexagon Workshop for 75 Students from 5 schoolsROAD Conditions
  • 45. Hexagon Exchanges:with Haiti 2010 post earthquake: Tunkhannock HS students create and send hexagons of hope and encouragement with Keystone College Professor Dave Porter
  • 46. Haitians Give Back
  • 47. Tunkhannock Students Respond School Arts Magazine, August-September 2010
  • 48. Hexagons of the HeartThe Haitian Exchange From Tunkhannock, PA to Haiti and Back Again 2010 Interdependence Exhibit Installation
  • 49. Haitian Kites, Commonalities and…The Keystone College PAEA/NAEA Student Chapter Fund-Raiser for Haiti
  • 50. For OneBigBoost.com,Non-profit giving organization: One Gift One Time To Benefit Many
  • 51. Keystone College Pre-Service Teachers’Project between Howard Gardner School,Scranton,Part 1 and Schools in Gwo Jan, Haiti in 2011
  • 52. Keystone College Pre-Service Teachers’Project : Part 2 …and Schools in Gwo Jan, Haiti in 2011
  • 53. Ja Cabato’s Peace Camp, PhilippinesThe Ateneo de Every year, APCIZamboanga organizes theUniversity Peace Ateneoand Culture InstitutionalInstitute (APCI) Peace camp.envisions The camp aimscommunities to provide awhere peace and nurturingjustice is a way of learninglife as reflected in environment foran individuals the participantsharmonious to acquire therelationships with knowledge, skillsthe inner and attitudes toself, others, socie be peacety, the builders in theirenvironment and homes andthe Source. communities.
  • 54. Intergenerational Hexagons “Won by One” Jamaica Intergenerational Work, Jamaica Jude Youshock, Artist/FacilitatorAllowed for refreshing, informative conversation among children, parents and administrators of this community program
  • 55. 3 Haitian Schools, PA High School Students and UN Day, 2011 “Reading” their hexagons was the source of understanding and engagement. High School students discuss the content of Haitian students’ drawings about Health issues in Haiti [one child drew a picture of a doctor pulling a worm out of a child’s stomach] Marianne Milks,Founder, OneBigBoost, explaining the children’s schema of malnourishment: large horizontal oval belly and red-pigmented hair. Education Issues Clusters Marianne Milks and Beth Burkhauser, Facilitators
  • 56. Ja Cabato’s Peace Camp, PhilippinesThe Ateneo de Every year, APCIZamboanga organizes theUniversity Peace Ateneoand Culture InstitutionalInstitute (APCI) Peace camp.envisions The camp aimscommunities to provide awhere peace and nurturingjustice is a way of learninglife as reflected in environment foran individuals the participantsharmonious to acquire therelationships with knowledge, skillsthe inner and attitudes toself, others, socie be peacety, the builders in theirenvironment and homes andthe Source. communities.
  • 57. EOTC Women’s Group Retreat Theme: Making connections and seeing the bigger picture.A workshop with women in recovery from drug addiction and in the court system Led by Elaine Donly and Beth Burkhauser
  • 58. Community Casts Iron HexagonsCelebratingIndustrialHeritage atHistoric IronFurnaces
  • 59. How to get involved:• Download and read your Hexagon Packet.• Engage support from administration and other disciplines• Log on to www.interdependencedaynepa.orgforTEMPLATE updates, resources, Facebook : HexagonProject PAGE• Download or Purchase an Interdependence Handbookand gather ideas and understanding• Contact chairs: bburkhauser@msn.com, orgbarbolish@hotmail.com Wwith intent to participate• Launch project during the winter/spring• REGISTER work ON-LINE• Encourage use of the Blog and send entries by June 30, 2013 Deadline
  • 60. Survey Questions:1. • Do you have an interest in participating in the Hexagon Project? Yes/No/Maybe2. What would you like to do? a. Like to host an exhibit in your locality? b. Like to enter and send hexagons to Scranton, PAexhibit? c. Like to collaborate with another group? d. Like to use the South Middle School BLOG? Contact ecook@sd25.org e. Other…3. Would you be interested in adding a digital component to this project by sending electronic media display for the Hexagon Exhibit in Scranton, PA?4. Other input/ideas. Send to bburkhauser@msn.com
  • 61. Now Try this! Use White boar tools – drawing color, te xt – toGet ex- press any new ideas aout Inter- depen- dene andInvolved… educato n