OneWorld Classrooms: Igniting cultural awareness with a camera

The Global Arts Series Spring 2014

The Global Arts Series is sponsored by The Creativity Commons, The Global Center, and the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University.
OneWorld Classrooms: Igniting cultural awareness with a camera
Paul Hurteau and Cristina Llerena from OneWorld Classrooms
When: Thursday, February 27th from 12-1pm 
Where: University Hall Creativity Commons (Room 3-043), Porter Campus
Paul Hurteau, founder of OneWorld Classrooms, and Cristina Llerena, Boston140 curator and teaching artist, will present the completion of a OneWorld Classrooms Global Arts Residency, funded by an Edvestors grant. The initial phase of the project was completed at the James Otis Elementary School in East Boston. In collaboration with James Otis’ teachers, Cristina conducted a residency, which included teaching photography, to second and third grade students, in some cases, including SEI classroom setups. This project explored identity with the hopes of igniting cultural awareness through the camera. In the halls of the Otis School, The Global Arts Residency opened with OneWorld Classrooms’ Boston 140 exhibition. The artworks included, served as a resource for interdisciplinary lessons, and Google Earth tours, which explored culture, local and global citizenship, and visual arts. The residency will culminate with a permanent display, featuring photography created by participating students from The Otis School, in conjunction with artwork received through an Art Exchange with students' from schools around the world.
OneWorld Classrooms: Connecting Local and Global Students through Art

OneWorld Classrooms is an educational nonprofit that connects local and global K-12 students through the arts and technology to foster cross-cultural understanding and prepare young people for local and global citizenship in culturally diverse settings. In 2013, OneWorld Classrooms launched Boston 140, an exhibition of 120 pieces of K-12 student art from Greater Boston and 38 countries. The organization conducts Boston 140-based residencies at regional schools, hosts an online Student to Student Language Lab and runs a K-12 Global Art Exchange.
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