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K-12 Global Art Exchange

K-12 GLOBAL ART EXCHANGE

Program Overview

Exchange K-12 student artwork with schools from around the world! Then, optionally, complete an online follow-up conversation with a global partner class. Now with regular mail and new digital options. REGISTER HERE.

Participation Options

This year there are TWO ways to participate.

  1. Physical Art Exchange,* via regular mail (the same as we have offered since 2009).
    Level 1 – Exchange original student art with multiple schools. Visit the schools via Google Earth.
    Level 2 – Exchange art, then complete a follow-up VoiceThread conversation (in English) with one of the schools you exchange art with.
  2. NEW THIS YEAR: Digital Art Exchange.
    Option 1: Digital Global Student Art Exhibit – Submit student art digitally. Receive a tailored ‘digital student art exhibit’ for display in your classroom/school. The 50-piece ‘exhibit’ will match your grade level(s) and feature your students’ art alongside art created by students from at least 15-20 different countries.
    Option 2: Interactive Digital Art Exchange – Submit student art digitally for sharing with a global partner class/school, then conduct an online VoiceThread conversation (in English) with your partner about each other’s art. (Please see the chart below for details.)

How to Participate

Step 1: Choose a participation option and REGISTER HERE.
Step 2: Follow our specific participation guidelines.
Step 3: Submit your students’ art to OneWorld Classrooms.
Step 4: Get and display student art from around the world and, if applicable, interact with your global partner.

(Please see the chart below for details.)

Sponsorship and Fees

Each year (thanks to support from the Avery Arts Foundation and contributions from individuals and participating schools), OneWorld Classrooms sponsors the participation of a limited number of schools, mostly in developing countries. When you select your country on the registration form, it will automatically inform you if your school qualifies for sponsored participation. Sponsorship is limited to one Level 1 Physical Art Exchange per school. If you are a Peace Corps or WorldTeach Volunteer or a Teach for India Fellow, please click here for more information.

The fees listed in the chart below otherwise apply.

Participation Details and Comparison Chart

Participation Option

What Is Included Fees

Comparison

Physical Art Exchange: Level 1

 Register for Level 1 OR Level 2 (Level 2 includes Level 1 benefits)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • For each exchange, you mail us 25 pieces of your students’ original artwork, and we mail you 25 pieces of original student artwork from 6-12 countries around the world that match or are close to your students’ grade level(s). This year, student art will focus on one of three strands (see below). All of the art you receive will include labels with information about the student artists and the art they created. Many schools attach photos of the students who create the art (optional).
  • Global Art Google Earth Tours – We provide access to Google Earth tours that allow you to visit all participating schools around the world, read letters from participating teachers, and see photos and scanned art from some of the schools.
  • Global Art PowerPoints – We also provide access to PowerPoints featuring archived student art from different world regions.
  • We also provide specific participation guidelines, labels and email/phone support.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (before January 1, 2017:

1 exchange – $120/exchange

2-4 exchanges – $100/exchange

5-10 exchanges – $80/exchange

REGULAR REGISTRATION (January 1, 2017 and after)

1 exchange – $150/exchange

2-4 exchanges – $120/exchange

5-10 exchanges – $100/exchange

Sponsored (no fee) participation available in some world regions.

 

 

 

 

Physical exchange via regular mail. You receive art from 6-12 countries. Your students’ art goes to 6-12 countries. NO internet required. Sponsorship available in some countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Art Exchange: Level 2

Register for Level 1 OR Level 2 (Level 2 includes Level 1 benefits)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • All Level 1 benefits, plus:
  • We match you with one of the global schools you receive art from for a follow-up online asynchronous VoiceThread conversation (in English unless another language is preferred).
  • For the conversation, we scan art you submit and art your partner submits and post it on a VoiceThread that only you and your partner can access. The art in the VoiceThread is the starting point for your conversation. Students/teachers make text, audio or video posts to contribute to the conversation, and optionally add additional content. The conversation is conducted asynchronously, so classes may access and use the VoiceThread any time. Internet and a (free) VoiceThread account are required.
  • ‘Where in the World?’ Student Art Tracking – We send you a list of the countries where your students art goes and we post photos from the global schools that display your students’ art.
  • Global Roots Curriculum – We send you a set of activities that you may use before, during and after the exchange to explore the cultural origins of your students,’ their classmates and their global peers.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (before January 1, 2017:

1 exchange – $180/exchange

2-4 exchanges – $140/exchange

5-10 exchanges – $100/exchange

REGULAR REGISTRATION (January 1, 2017 and after)

1 exchange – $200/exchange

2-4 exchanges – $160/exchange

5-10 exchanges – $120/exchange

Sponsored participation NOT available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An electronic follow-up to the physical exchange (above). Internet required. Free VoiceThread account required. Sponsorship NOT available, though some schools sponsored for Level 1 will be invited to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Art Exchange: Option 1- Digital Global Student Art Exhibit

  • For each Digital Global Student Art Exhibit, you will digitally submit 12-25 pieces of your students’ artwork and we will send you a tailored PowerPoint/PDF that features your students’ art alongside 25-38 pieces of art created by students from different countries around the world. (The PDF will contain 50 total pieces of art from 12-20 different countries.) The global student art will match your grade range and selected theme (when possible). You may use the digital exhibit throughout the school year in your classroom or school (as a looping classroom or hallway slideshow, in assemblies or morning programs, or at PTA/HSA programs, school community events or fundraisers).
  • For each digital exhibit, you may list any preferences (grade range, art theme or world region). We will match your grade preference within a range of one or two grade levels. We will match your theme and regional preferences if possible. (We have art with many themes from over 50 countries around the world.)
1 digital exhibit – $75 

2-4 digital exhibits – $60 each

5-10 digital exhibits – $50 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No physical exchange of art. Receive global art in PowerPoint/PDF form for display at school. Internet required for digital submission. Sponsorship NOT available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Art Exchange: Option 2- Interactive Digital Exchange

  • For each Interactive Digital Art Exchange, you will digitally submit 15-20 pieces of your students’ scanned or photographed artwork. We will match you with a global partner class and create a VoiceThread that features your students’ art and your partner’s. You and your partner will have a conversation (in English) about each other’s art using VoiceThread. To complete the conversation, teachers and students make text, audio or video posts right in the VoiceThread and, optionally, add additional content. The conversation is conducted asynchronously, so classes may access and use the VoiceThread any time. Internet and a (free) VoiceThread account are required.
  • You may also make arrangements with your partner for a Skype or videoconference session, or to expand the conversation into a curriculum-based discussion, if applicable. (Please note: An Interactive Digital Art Exchange is the SAME as Level 2 participation in the Physical Art Exchange option, EXCEPT it does NOT include a physical exchange of global student art. Therefore, you will digitally share art with just ONE partner class/school per exchange.)
  • For each digital exhibit, you may list any preferences (grade range, art theme or world region). We will match your grade preference within a range of one or two grade levels. We will match your theme and regional preferences if possible. (We have art with many themes from over 50 countries around the world.)
1 interactive digital exchange – $100

2-4 interactive digital exchanges – $90 each

5-10 interactive digital exchanges – $80 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No physical exchange (NO MAILING) of art. You are matched with one global partner (you will only receive art from your partner). Digital submission of art. Internet required. Free VoiceThread account required. Sponsorship NOT available, though some schools sponsored for Level 1 will be invited to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical and Digital Art Exchange Strands

Physical Art Exchange – This year the Physical Art Exchange will feature three strands (thematic foci for your students’ art), listed below. When you are working with your students to prepare their art, you will select ONE of the strands and ask students to create art reflecting that strand. You will receive art that also focuses on your selected strand.

Digital Art Exchange – Digital Art Exchange participants will select a theme from the Art Ambassador Strand only. Please note that STEAM and community-themed art can fit in the Art Ambassador Strand, but the participant will receive art that contains a variety of themes in the Art Ambassador Strand).

  1. Art Ambassador Strand – Your students create art that teaches their global peers about aspects of their daily life and culture (family, school, games, sports, hobbies, food, dance, music, famous people, holidays, celebrations, clothes, landscape, nature, animals, pets, transportation, traditions, myths, legends, folktales, water ways and water use, houses, buildings, architecture, religion, beliefs, responsibilities, societal problems, pollution, conflict resolution, history, cultural symbols, societal heroes, dreams and aspirations, products, trade, inventions, health, medicine, education, etc.). You may choose one specific topic for your whole class/group or multiple topics that different students focus on.
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    Examples: a) Your whole class creates art about ways they celebrate. b) Your whole class creates art that depicts aspects of their environment in different seasons. c) Each student picks a different topic related to his/her daily life or culture and creates art about it.
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  2. Global STEAM Strand – Your students create art that depicts how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play a role (or will play a role) in their lives. You may choose a specific or general STEM focus.
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    Examples: a) Your students depict the process and results of a science experiment you completed in class. b) Your students depict an original invention in their art. c) Your students depict future technology in their art. d) Your students render mathematical concepts, problems and solutions artistically. e) Your students depict their future career in a STEM field or their use of a STEM discovery/product.
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  3. Me and My Community Strand – Your students create art that depicts themselves and/or their families and communities (local, regional, national or global).
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    Examples: a) Your students create self-portraits surrounded by symbols or objects that represent who they are. b) Your students create a portrait of their families set in their local environment. b) Students explore artistically the different communities they belong to near and far.

Registration and Mailing Deadlines

Registration for the upcoming round will open soon. To be notified when it does, please sign up for our E-newsletter (at the top of this or any page).

Physical Art Exchange: Early Bird Registration (save up to 20%) for the Physical Art Exchange ends on December 31, 2016. Starting on January 1, 2017, the standard rates will apply. We recommend that you register as early as possible to allow for adequate time to prepare and mail your art.

NEW: Art for the Physical Art Exchange may be submitted any time from September 1, 2016 through April 1, 2017. We encourage early submissions. We will mail your return package within one month of receiving your art (often sooner), provided we have enough global art that matches your grade level(s) on hand at the time. (If we do not have enough art on hand at the time, we will notify you of when we expect to.)

Digital Art Exchange: Registration for the Digital Art Exchange (Options 1&2) is ongoing. If you register for a Digital Global Student Art Exhibit, we will send your PowerPoint/PDF within three weeks of the day we digitally receive all of your students’ art (often sooner). If you register for an Interactive Digital Art Exchange, we will match you with a global partner within a month of your registration (often sooner). Your conversation will occur within a month of the day we match you (though you may extend it beyond a month).

Participation Benefits

The K-12 Global Art Exchange is:

  • an easy way to collaborate with K-12 classrooms around the world and develop related curriculum-based lessons
  • an authentic source for learning about global cultures
  • a way for your students to practice ACTIVE global citizenship
  • aligned with Art, English Language Arts, Foreign Language and Social Studies curricula

Related Resources

•  Participation Guidelines  (Note: We will be updating these for the new round soon.)

•  Student Labels (English) – Labels that may be attached to student artwork.

•  Student Labels (Spanish) – Labels that may be attached to student artwork.

•  Global Art Galleries

•  Teacher Testimonials

•  List of Participating Schools (from previous exchanges)

•  Program Flyer