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Printing posters for our 3rd annual 8th grade #InsideOutProject at @The_School! #artsed

 

This is the third year that 8th graders from The School at Columbia University have participated in the global Inside Out Project. JR launched the Inside Out Project from the TED stage in 2011, and I was immediately inspired to do a group action project with my students. The 8th curriculum centers around a Social Justice theme, and JR’s talk was about Social Action and how Art can change the world.

In previous years, I partnered with Yoshiko Maruiwa to lead an Inside Out elective for about 13 students. This year, the whole Art Team is on board! I’m so excited that Kim Lane, Lindsay Calhoun, and Katelin O’Hare have joined forces with me and Yoshiko to make the project an even richer and more collaborative experience. Our theme is See, Hear, Speak and addresses the students’ pledge to speak out against injustice that they witness in the world.

I’ll upload our group action to the official Inside Out Project website, and we’ll receive large format posters (3′ x 5′) to offer our students. In the meantime, I’m totally taking advantage of our HP Designjet T120 to make smaller versions (2′ x 3′) to hang in the numerous window panes of our Art Studio. The students are hanging their portraits on Wednesday, and it’s going to be amazing…

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Thanks to @PBS for airing and archiving #TEDTalksEd last night

TEDTalksEd

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ted-talks-education/

Many thanks to @PBS for uploading the archive of TED Talks Education. I only caught the second half of the program as it was airing, though I tried to follow the #TEDTalksEd hashtag on Twitter as they flowed past.

TED also curated a list of education talks on their site here: http://www.ted.com/talks/tags/education

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Hoping to encourage more members of @The_School community to participate in #InsideOutNYC

#InsideOutNYC
On Friday afternoon, I participated in #InsideOutNYC with some other teachers from The School at Columbia University. More photos in my Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/specialkrb/sets/72157633360741423

The Inside Out Project’s mobile photobooth is parked in Times Square daily from 12pm-8pm through May 10th. The truck has a large-scale printer inside, so you receive a 3′ x 5′ printout of your photo. Then, you can either take your giant face home with you or have it pasted on the plaza in front of the TKTS red steps. More info about #InsideOutNYC here: http://www.insideoutproject.net/en

The artist JR used his TED Prize winnings to launch the InsideOut project in 2011 to reinforce how art can change the world. Since then, I’ve helped two groups of 8th grade participate in InsideOut initiatives, and I’m hoping to bring this year’s group of 8th graders down to Times Square next week to participate! I’ve previously posted about my student projects here and here and here.

I recommend visiting the installation and participating if possible. I’m also thinking about how we can do something similar in-house…

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