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Gordon fulbright presentation 2013

  1. 1. Presenter: Gordon JackHost Country: Argentina Gordon JackYear of Program: 2010 Host City/Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina Dates: February-August 2010 Project: Visual CorrespondenceD I S T I N G U I S H E DF U L B R I G H T A W A R D S I NT E A C H I N G P R O G R A M fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  2. 2. P R O J E C T: V I S U A L C O R R E S P O N D E N C EBuilding cross cultural connections and understanding throughphotography Nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum typi non habent claritatem insitam? Quam nunc putamus parum claram anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta. Ex ea, fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  3. 3. FREESTYLE ACADEMY64 juniors enrolled in a multimedia program in the Mountain View-LosAltos High School District in California. fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  4. 4. CONCEPTUAL SELF PORTRAIT PROJECTStudents take a photograph that metaphorically represents some aspectof their individual or national character fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  5. 5. ESCUELA NORMAL SUPERIOR NO. 1After a lesson on self-portrait photography, Argentine students select aphoto from a California student and respond with their self-portrait. fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  6. 6. INSTITUTO MARIA DE NAZARETHTwo schools in Buenos Aires participated: one public and one private. fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  7. 7. NGO: FUNDACION PH15This NGO, which provides photography workshops for young people livingin La Ciudad Oculta, a Buenos Aires shantytown, also participated. fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  8. 8. CEM 20 BARILOCHEOne public school outside of Buenos Aires also participated in the project. fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  9. 9. SOCIAL NETWORKINGStudents exchanged images online via a Ning website fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  10. 10. P R O J E C T: V I S U A L C O R R E S P O N D E N C E AllyChristian fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  11. 11. Danielle y Anna
  12. 12. AnnaLas fotos transmiten mi forma de ver la vida, lo querepresenta la música para mi, la importancia que ledoy a la felicidad, esas pequeñas cosas que no todospueden ver y a mi me encanta descubrir a diario.Todas las fotos son simbólicas, la guitarra representala música; el cielo es la luz que me alumbra cada día yme ayuda a ser mejor persona; el mar, es laambigüedad que me representa, la calma y latormenta por momentos.
  13. 13. DanielleThe balloons represent stressful problems... the only two ways of dealing withthem are letting them go or letting them explode. In my case, letting them go isthe better, less stressful choice. Following this photo, is another self portrait[that] shows my carefree side, which comes up again later. The next photo, ofthe moon is one that represents how I am ever-changing, and have manydifferent sides. The photograph of the balloon flying away is a lot like my firstimage, with the balloon representing letting go [and being] carefree. My nextphoto is of a water bowl sitting out on the steps in the rain. I think this one issymbolic in the way that it represents the sense being left, or alone which isone of my greatest fears. The next photo is of a sunset where we go campingevery year as a family tradition. The ocean...makes me feel so small, yet it canalso be very refreshing, relaxing, and make me feel whole-two very differentfeelings. My last photo is of my favorite suitcase left out on our porch.Whenever I see it, I think of isolation, once again, something I fear. I think thatalthough many people from my country may not attest this, I feel that many ofus are surrounded by people but we feel very alone, and do not admit to itbecause of the fear that it is true.
  14. 14. P R O J E C T: V I S U A L C O R R E S P O N D E N C EBuenos AiresFebruary-July, 2010 fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  15. 15. P R E S E N TAT I O N AT U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N M A R T I N fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  16. 16. T H E P R O J E C T C O N T I N U E S 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 11 fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  17. 17. THE PROJECT CHALLENGES1. U.S. and Argentina’s different academic calendars2. Project alignment with teacher’s curriculum3. Argentine students’ access to photography instruction4. Ning website not intuitive fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  18. 18. E N D U R I N G U N D E R S TA N D I N G S1. Students want tools that allow them to be creative, innovative, autonomous, and connected.2. Art and technology can foster deeper connections between young people3. Young people are curious about other cultures and want to move beyond national stereotypes fulbrightteacherexchange.org
  19. 19. fulbrightteacherexchange.org Thank you!SPONSORED BY: U.S. Department of State ADMINISTERED BY:Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs Institute of International Education (IIE)fulbright.state.gov iie.org/fulbright fulbrightteacherexchange.org

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