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With technology driving the future of our economy and the world at large, it's becoming ever more important to arm today's youth with new skills, tools, and means to express and even create tomorrow's next wave of change. But more than just zeros and ones, programming is a language, and like any other, one that offers a powerful means of translation that can facilitate powerful learning and creativity. Enter W.U.School...
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 2011 ART + TECHNOLOGY + EDUCATION PILOT PROGRAM MAY-JUNE 2011Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  4. 4. WU SCHOOL (aka WUniversity) is a seven-week educational experience by non-profit organization World Up where we invite select high school students to participate in one of our two innovative programs: The Living Remix and Hip Hop Hackers. The programs are aimed at empowering students to contribute to the emerging technology-based global community through music innovation. PROPS FOR WORLD UP “World Up’s workshop was an engaging demonstration of the ways in which hip hop can be used as a tool for cross- cultural communication. One participant from Senegal . said, “It was exciting to see how hip hop can be used to educate, for a change.” Jennifer Eisenberg, U.S. State Department Program Officer WU
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  7. 7. THE NEED: Technological literacy is the 21st century’s landmark educational imperative. Schools are unable or unwilling to prepare our youth for today’s global climate. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, 123 million tech jobs will be added, but only 50 million Americans will be qualified to fill them. Inner city schools often lag behind in high tech education due to lack of resources.Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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 2011 “Our challenging educational realities in this country require a rethinking of how best to reach our young people. World Up is able to draw students from diverse backgrounds together and engage their natural curiosity while exposing them to technology, arts and collaborative skills not often seen in their classrooms.” STEFAN WIETZ, DIRECTOR, BING, MICROSOFTWednesday, April 13, 2011
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 2011 WU SCHOOL GOALS KNOWLEDGE IS POWERcomputer access students have in their learning environments. Increase the limited IT an increasingly VILLAGE world we’re helping students utilize technology to connect with others. In TAKES A GLOBAL connected HIP HOP INSPIRES and make learning relevant to them by speaking their language. Meet youth halfwayWednesday, April 13, 2011
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 2011 DAILY SCHEDULE Hip Hop Hackers 9am - 12pm -Programming Class -Pseudo-coding Exercises -Coding=Sampling -Graffiti vs. Graphic Design -There’s a rap for that ------------------ Lunch (healthy lunch will be provided) ------------------ The Living Remix Project 1pm - 4pm -Basic beatboxing -Production and beatmaking -Lyrics and flow -Hacking the beat -CompositionWednesday, April 13, 2011
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 2011 Artists: Lupe Fiasco (USA) The Roots (USA) MV Bill (Brazil) John Forte (USA) Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana) Choc Quib Town (Colombia) Maga Bo (Brazil) Technologists: Zach Lieberman (SVA) Tahir Hemphill (Eyebeam) Nate Ball (MIT) Just BlazeWednesday, April 13, 2011
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 VENUE 2011 WU SCHOOL will be held Saturdays at the state- of-the-art Red Bull performance space in SoHo. The space is easily accessible by public transportation and ideal for its accessibility from the outer boroughs.Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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 2011 PROPS FOR WORLD UP “World Up showed us that when you merge innovative technologies, passionate teachers with culturally relevant experiences the result is students excited and hungry to learn.” Yosi Sergant, Principal, Taskforce PR PROPS FOR WORLD UP “FUTURE NOW (NYC Dept. of Ed.) has incredible gratitude for World Up! Thanks for the energy, inspiration, and magic! Way to take these kids to a new dimension of learning and community change through music and technology!” Danielle DiMare, NYC Department of EducationWednesday, April 13, 2011
  26. 26. PROPS FOR WORLD UP “World Up has been fantastic to work with... The hip hop artists they work with always bring energy and passion to the workshops they provide.  I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in workshops that bridge the arts and social change and I look forward to the next time we are able to collaborate with them.” -Jay Godfrey, United Methodist Seminar Program PROPS FOR WORLD UP “World Up is an uplifting glimpse into the future of learning.   Blending community, creativity and technology, the lessons taught are invaluable in the classroom of life – inspiration and imagination.” Aya Zook, REDU, Bing PROPS FOR WORLD UP "The range of artists World Up brings to our students helps build community within our diverse classrooms through the shared bond of music." Liz Demchak, International Rescue Committee, Youth Program Education ServicesWednesday, April 13, 2011
  27. 27. Our long term goal with WU School is to create a unique creative and tech environment (read: incubator) outside of the traditional school system. We’re creating a free space where inner city youth can have unparalleled access to emerging technologies and are encouraged to deconstruct and remix them to create something new, whether that be a song, a game or an application. THE FUTURE WU
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 2011 SUPPORT WU SCHOOL ...and the future of arts and tech creatives. In order for WU School to be a success we need your financial or in-kind support.  Tech - Computers: Each class has 20 students. We need at minimum of 20 laptops. Ideally we would also gift each student who successfully completes the course a laptop loaded with the appropriate software - Peripherals: Production Equipment, Headphones, Microphones, PA Systems, etc. Admin - Administrative costs: Help us cover things like storage and transportation of our materials. - Educator Costs: All of our Educators spend hours working with the students and developing curriculum  - General Materials: power cords, notebooks Food - Food & Beverages: (Healthy lunch and snacks, water and juice. We know you are only as good as what you put in your body and we want all of our students to have access to healthy food during class.)Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  33. 33. SUPPORT WU SCHOOL All Sponsorship is Tax-Deductible The Remixer ($20k) - Title Sponsor - Prominent Logo Placement on All Collateral under "Founding Sponsor"(email, website, posters etc) - Your name mentioned in the final awards and project presentation ceremony - Logo featured at the beginning of all video content created  - Name featured in all PR The Hacker ($15k)  - Logo Placement on all collateral and listed under "Supporting Sponsor" (email, website, posters etc) - Your name mentioned in the final awards and project presentation ceremony - Logo featured at the end of all video content created  WU
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 The Hustler (In-Kind) - Logo Placement on all collateral under "generous support" (website, posters etc) - Your name mentioned in the final awards and project presentation ceremonyWednesday, April 13, 2011 2011
  36. 36. For more info please contact: Ebenezer Bond Executive Director WU
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 ebenezer@worldup.org 2011 up world 917-748-3530 World Up (WU) believes technology education is a natural extension of hip hop culture, not an unrelated entity. Hip hop was founded by hackers: DJs who hacked their turntables and forever changed music, MCs who hacked language and created a lexicon that still drives youth culture, B-boys that hacked movement and seemingly gravity itself, and graffiti artists that hacked the visual landscape to bring awareness to issues in their community. Through their artistic innovation, hip hop pioneers put their communities’ issues front and center in the global consciousness. By fusing hip hop, the arts and technology, World Up is empowering students to become stewards of their own destinies. World Up is a non-profit organization that makes the world smaller through hip hop, education, and technology. Founded in 2004 by Richmond,VA native Ebenezer Bond, WU has been fostering diversity, cross-cultural understanding, and social change with educational programming and events, such as music festivals and conferences. Helmed by a diverse set of volunteers, WU is united by a deep love for music and faith in its power as a tool for social change. www.worldup.orgWednesday, April 13, 2011