OneWorld Classrooms

K-12 Global Art Exchange

K-12 GLOBAL ART EXCHANGE

Program Overview

Exchange student art with schools from around the world! Optionally, follow-up with an online VoiceThread conversation. Now with physical and digital options. REGISTER HERE. —– ACCESS OUR MULTIMEDIA INTRODUCTION HERE.

Participation Options

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 – Same as Level 1, plus: Complete a follow-up VoiceThread conversation (in English) with one of the schools you exchange art with.
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  2. 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, or call (518) 618-0571 to discuss your options.

How to Participate

Step 1: Choose a participation option and REGISTER HERE.
Step 2: Follow the specific participation guidelines that we will send you when you register (also available online here: physical art exchange participation guidelines, digital art exchange 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, or call (518) 618-0571 to discuss your options.

Registration and Mailing Deadlines

Registration for the K-12 Global Art Exchange is open NOW! REGISTER HERE.

Physical Art Exchange: This year, we will have two rounds of the exchange. The registration deadlines are one month before the mailing deadlines. The mailing deadlines (the date by which we must RECEIVE your art) are as follows:

Round 1 Mailing Deadline – You may mail your art ANY TIME between September 1 and November 20, 2017. We must receive your art by December 1, 2017. Please consider mailing time when determining when to mail. If we have enough global art that matches your grade level, we will mail your return art within a month of when we receive it. Otherwise, we will mail your return art in December, 2017. If applicable, you may complete follow-up VoiceThread conversations any time between December, 2017 and June 2018, according to arrangements you make with your partner. To participate in this round, you must register by November 1, 2017, but we recommend that you register as early as possible to allow for adequate time to prepare and mail your art.

Round 2 Mailing Deadline – You may mail your art ANY TIME between December 1, 2017 and April 20, 2018. We must receive your art by May 1, 2018. Please consider mailing time when determining when to mail. If we have enough global art that matches your grade level, we will mail your return art within a month of when we receive it. Otherwise, we will mail your return art in May, 2018. If applicable, you may complete follow-up VoiceThread conversations any time between January and June 2018, according to arrangements you make with your partner. (We will match you with a partner after we receive your art.) To participate in this round, you must register by April 1, 2018, but we recommend that you register as early as possible to allow for adequate time to prepare and mail your art.

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/VoiceThread 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 when you submit your art (often sooner). Your conversation will occur within a month of the day we match you (though you may extend it beyond a month).

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. All Peace Corps, WorldTeach, Teach for India and other Teach for All programs may register for sponsored participation. Sponsorship is limited to one Level 1 Physical Art Exchange per school.

The fees listed in the chart below otherwise apply.

Participation Details, Fees and Comparison Chart

Click here to view a printable PDF version of the chart below.

To discuss which of these options will fit best for your school, please call (518) 618-0571.

Participation Option

What Is Included Fees

Comparison

Physical Art Exchange: Level 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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). (Art is NOT returned.) 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 provide access to PowerPoints featuring archived student art from different world regions.
  • We also provide specific participation guidelines, labels and email/phone support.

 

 

 

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 original student 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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 by both partners).
  • 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 (i.e, it is not necessary that both partners be online at the same 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.

 

 

 

1 exchange – $200/exchange

2-4 exchanges – $180/exchange

5-10 exchanges – $160/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 or VoiceThread that features your students’ art alongside 25-38 pieces of art created by students from different countries around the world. (The ‘exhibit’ will contain 50 total pieces of art from 15-20 different countries.) The global student art will match your grade range. 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 or more digital exhibits – $100 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No physical exchange of art. Receive global art in PowerPoint/VoiceThread 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 15-25 pieces of your students’ scanned or photographed artwork and corresponding labels. 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 – $160

2-4 interactive digital exchanges – $140 each

5-10 interactive digital exchanges – $120 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No physical exchange (NO MAILING) of art. You are matched with one global partner (you will only receive digital 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To discuss which of these options will fit best for your school, please call (518) 618-0571.

Click here to view a printable PDF version of the chart above.

Art Themes

General Theme – Participating students should submit art that reflects any aspect of their lives or culturesThis is an intentionally broad topic that allows teachers to narrow the art theme according to their own curriculum. Below are a few suggested strands and sub-themes that teachers may select for their students’ art (or teachers may select their own strand/sub-themes). Participants will receive art from a variety of strands.

 

  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.

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

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