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Peter H. Rosen to Present Digital Storytelling at Oklahoma Artist Educator Collaborative

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In Reply to: Creativity Cafe Joins Oklahoma KidStock Festivals; KidCast For Peace F posted by Creativity Cafe on October 19, 19100 at 14:57:48:

Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000

To: Creativity Cafe
Subject: Re: Artist Educator Collaborative

Grant Request - Arts in the Core Curriculum PG1
in Support of KidStock 2001
Magical Child Foundation

Project Narrative
KidStock is an exciting student-driven program which promotes the use of
arts in the core curriculum. The Magical Child Foundation is requesting an
Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant to offer a teacher training January
2001. The purpose of this training is to give direct experience for using
arts to both teach core curriculum and to help teachers experience the
benefits of creative approaches to teaching which result in greater focus,
subject relevance and learning for their students. When teachers are
committed, students can proceed to translate their learning into
presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations and performances of their own
creation and showcase them at the annually produced multi-cultural
KidStock Festival 2001. Training will be offered to all Oklahoma teachers
with a primary focus on teachers in the greater Oklahoma City Area.

Program Goals and Expected Results

* Participants will experience the arts process in a hands-on interactive

* Participants will both receive and give support for building
instructional units related to PASS. They will do this utilizing the skills
taught in the Capacity Training to co-develop collaborative projects for
each of the specific presentations made. Participants will work with one
another and the presenting artist to ensure that their specific PASS
objectives are met in the course of planning and executing each project.

* Teachers will recognize the unique contribution of professional artists
in support of classroom instruction, through the process of translating
their specific discipline into a production, performance, exhibit, work of
art, story, video cyber-cast, musical composition or multi-media piece
during the workshop.

* Teachers will gain specific skills, confidence and competence in using a
variety of art mediums to meet PASS and teach Core Curriculum with more

The Format for the Professional Development Activity

Friday, January 19, 5 pm - 8 pm
Nancy Carver, Capacity Training taught in the context of presentation of
Science is Art, Sondra Williams

Saturday, January 20. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (See Addendum A)
8 - 11: Mary Farris, Space Station Earth; Co-Trainer: Sondra Williams
11:15 - 12:30: Lunch
12:30 - 3:30: Patrick Riley, Inner and Outer Awareness Mural Workshop
3:30 - 5:30: Internet video conference training with Peter Rosen -KidCast
for Peace working with Ok. State Dept. Ed. Tech Mentors. Computer
integration of all previous projects along with web posted projects

Grant Request - Arts in the Core Curriculum PG2
Magical Child Foundation

Project Narrative

Timeline and how the plan will address grant criteria:

Promotion: Dec. 21: BCreative - Brochure Design and Web application, Career
VoTech - Printing; Announcements - State Dept. Education Newsletters; OKC.
Public Schools PR

Training:January 19 & 20, 2001: MetroTech, Oklahoma City
12 hour training will be offered Friday 5 - 8 pm and Saturday, 8 - 5
Open to all teachers (K-12). Participants must be able to commit to
participation in all 12 and provide PASS requirements specific to their
subject and grade level which will be used in the development of all

Follow-ups and Evaluations : February, 2001 Completed in collaboration with
Sherry Coy, Assist. Director of Curriculum, Oklahoma City, Public Schools

These Multi-Media Projects will incorporate a wide range of disciplines
including social studies, reading, science, math, engineering, music,
civics, culture and business and art forms utilizing Visual Arts,
Storytelling, Traditional Arts, the teaching of which will be facilitated by
artist‚s assistance and training in the use of music, creative writing,
dramatic speaking, drawing, crafts, technology and web interfacing.


Training Components Detail - A

Bios - B

Confirmation Letters - C

Budget Detail - D

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative
Grant A Training Components in more depth

* Nancy Carver, Exec. Dir., Possibilities:
Capacity training. A non-verbal, sensory based method of identifying areas
of concern/interest, establishing priorities and an action plan to implement
strategies for accomplishing the group's agenda. This method was adapted
to an inner-city environment from the community building training used by
World Neighbors in villages in developing countries. It allows group
members who may be less vocal, not able to read, speaking different
languages or an array of other factors to participate as equals to all other
members of the group and for the group to truly incorporate all issues
brought to the table (or floor as it may be)

Note: Capacity Training provides a rich, integrated medium for collaboration
through which artists and educators can explore the arts in relation to
current educational initiatives and curricular issues, including assessment.

This process will be used through each training segment as a collaborative

* Patrick Riley, Artist in Residence, Ok. Arts Council
Mural Project Theme: Inner and Outer Awareness. Teachers will learn the
process of how to integrate all academic subject areas into a mural project.

They will be provided with a curriculum guide to reinforce workshop learning
and refer to in the classroom. During the first hour, each teacher will
develop a preliminary concept representing their academic subject. The
following three hours will be the application and integration of each
preliminary drawing into a collaborative mural.

* Sondra Williams, Artist in Residence, OK. Arts Council, Producer
Science Through the Arts -- This presentation will address the integration
of arts and curriculum which the arts rely on the sciences and by learning
ways in which these arts can become expressive tools and projects for a
classroom subjects in science, social sciences and language arts. Teachers
will learn how the arts rely on math, chemistry, composition, psychology,
perception, computer science, research, etc. through exercises and
activities to demonstrate.

* Mary Farris, 8th grade, Earth Science Teacher, Newkirk, OK
Mary will present a compressed version of her Space Station Newkirk program.

In this scenario, participant have to create a biosphere which can support
the live of 2,500 people for 25 years with no contact with other life
forms. Teachers from every academic subject area will learn how to use and
connect their curriculum to each of the others. They will learn the process
of translating their subject area into an art form to support life for this
prototype community. They will also design a model for virtual teams
ranging through classes in one or more school, school district or
(see attached syllabus „Space Station Newkirk‰)

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative
Grant A
Training Components

* Peter H. Rosen is founder of Creativity Cafe's "KidCast For Peace;
Solutions For a Better World," a project of Visionary Artists Resources
Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S Media), to use Art and
Technology For A Better World.

Peter will integrate participants previous experience during this workshop
to consider issues around conflict resolution, self esteem, seeing from
another's point of view, dealing with anger, etc. in preparation for
"KidCast For Peace; Solutions For a Better World". They will learn how to
use their already created artistic expressions illustrating their
"solutions" to make the world a better place and bring peace to its
peoples. They will learn how to use the scanner, and build/add to a
KidStock KidCast For Peace web site in preparation to hooking them up with
their schools globally, who are also participating in our live multi cast
video conference.

The art and the web site they create can be used as a segment of their
personal movie making process . Teachers can bring personal and/or family
mementos, pictures and videotape (pre-cued to a personal or family moment)
to use in their projects.

* Oklahoma State Department of Education will fund two (2) Tech Mentors to
work with Peter via the internet to teach skills needed to present ideas to
others around the state and world and to be prepared to participate in live
video conference collaborations. Mentors to be identified.

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant B
Bios: Teaching Artists or Consultants:

Bio: Peter H. Rosen Peter H. Rosen is a multimedia artist, interactive event
producer and visionary. He founded Visionary Artists' Resources Including
Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S.), in 1980 to build a high tech
artists' resource center for exploring the use of art and technology for
educational entertainment, healing and global community empowerment. He
directed a 1983 prototype including the worlds first video disk recorder
programmed as an Image Storage and Retrieval System for contemporary art.
His careers include radio program host, broadcast television cameraman for
the ABC Television Network, recording engineer, photographer, music teacher,
electronics technician and computer
graphics artist. As a coordinator at the California Museum of Science and
Industry's "Creative Computer" exhibit, he taught computer graphics to
artists, school groups and visitors. In 1989, Mr. Rosen initiated the Arts
for Social Change awards to recognize artists using technology for a better
world. He currently is developing Creativity Cafe--an educational
entertainment venue, and community communication/resource center where the
creative tools of today can support the storytellers and leaders of

Bio: Oklahoma State Department of Education, Tech Mentors are a group of
individual consultants who are contracted by the SDE to assist teachers in
all subject areas use technology to deeper classroom learning. They work
under the Title 4 Grant

Bio: Mary Farris
Mary Farris holds a BA in Secondary Education with certificates in
English Literature, American Literature, Grammar and Composition,
Journalism, Newspaper and Yearbook, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology,
Zoology, Botany, Earth Science, Physical Science, General Science and
Computer Applications.

She have been the Newkirk Middle School Teacher of the Year twice and the
Newkirk Schools' Teacher of the year, as well as, listed in 'Who's Who in
American Teachers. She has won second and third place in the STATE
CHALKBOARD writing contest and has been awarded scholarships to study at
the AZTEC Challenger Teacher Training in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she
was also a summer instructor and dorm counselor. In addition, she spent
two weeks studying both in an underwater laboratory and in other marine
environments at Marine Resource Development Center, Key Largo, Florida.

Mary has been the teacher/advisor and mentor for KidStock student producers
from her school since 1998.

Mary has taught at Newkirk for 16 years, all in the middle age ranges of
11-16 year old. She has been the Science Department Chair for 12 of those
years, Co-Chair of the Language Arts Department 8 years and Chair of the
Computer Department for the past 4 years.

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant B
Bios: Teaching Artists or Consultants:

Bio: Nancy Carver
Possibilities‚ Executive Director, Nancy Carver, brings an extensive
background in program development and implementation. She coordinated a five
county Mental Health program in rural Appalachia. She also initiated an
empowerment based vocational rehabilitation program for persons with mental
illness in Norman, OK.. Her background in Anthropology and Social Work along
with extensive field experience provide a firm grounding in program
assessment and capacity building. Capacity building work through
Possibilities has included facilitating many diverse groups such as; inner
city neighborhoods, middle school students, OKC Neighborhood Services
Department, City Arts Center and Oklahoma Children's Theater to mention a

Bio: Byron Jackson - Co-trainer, Possibilities

Byron degree is in social work from the University of Oklahoma. He
counseled adolescent substance abusers but gave that up to do presentations
in the classroom. Byron has facilitated groups as diverse as corporations,
Indian tribes and neighborhood residents. No matter what the meeting agenda
is Byron‚s goal is the same creating a safe place where people can be
empowered. His facilitation is based on a set of principles and values that
he uses whenever he works with a group.

Bio: Beth Skye, RBS, Inc.; Consultant - Program Development
Beth Skye has 16 years experience in experiential education and corporate
training, program development and special events production. She served as
school liaison and coordinator for KidStock from 1997 to April 2000. In
1999, she left her position as executive director for the Magical Child
Foundation and moved to Oklahoma City where she has continued to work as a
private consultant on a variety of projects including business placement and
marketing, international student intern placement for an ELS program,
team-building trainings for student and non-profit groups including.

Bios: Sondra Williams and Patrick Riley attached

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant C
Letters of Committment: Teaching Artists or Consultants:

Magical Child Foundation
Letters of Commitment: Artist and Educator Collaborative Training

Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 19:51:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Mary Farris, email: Rhiannon Silverhawke
To: Beth Skye, email: skye

November 5, 2000

TO: The Magical Child Foundation

FROM: M.H. Farris, Newkirk Public Schools

RE: Teacher Training Commitment, January 19-21, 2001

I would be honored to assist as a presenter (or in any other capacity)in the
KidStock Teacher Training session tentatively scheduled for January 19-21,
2001. Being part of this team will be both exciting and educational for me,
as well as a chance to share my ideas and experiences. My fee is $500.

Mary Helen Farris, Earth Science Teacher
Newkirk Middle School
Newkirk, Oklahoma
Subject: Commitment to the training
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 08:54:28 -0600
From: "Sondra & Doug Williams"
To: "skye"

From: Sondra D. Williams
Route 3, Box 350
Perkins, Oklahoma 74059
405-547-1142 / Fax 405-547-5097
email lionmane@cowboy.net

Magical Child Foundation

I, Sondra Williams, commit to participating as a member of the Teacher
Training Team for KidStock '01, January 19-21 in Oklahoma City. I will be
presenting a lecture/demonstration about integrating arts into the
by focusing on the ways the arts rely on research, science, and math. My
fee is $500 for the training and $200 for training publicity and promotion.

Sondra D. Williams

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant C
Letters of Committment: Teaching Artists or Consultants:

Magical Child Foundation
Letters of Commitment: Artist and Educator Collaborative Training

Subject: Re: Artist / Teacher Collaborative Training - Rosen
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 00:15:47 -1000
From: Creativity Cafe
To: skye
CC: peter@creativity.net
Tuesday, November 7, 2000

TO: The Magical Child Foundation

FROM: Peter H. Rosen, Founder and Coordinator; Creativity Cafe; a "New
School for the Next Millennium" and Visionary Artists Resources Including
Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media), developer of Creativity Cafe's
For Peace; Solutions For a Better World"

RE: Teacher Training Commitment, January 19-21, 2001

I am honored and look forward to present my work and instruct those
attending the KidStock Teacher Training session tentatively scheduled for
January 19-21, 2001, in the art and science of digital storytelling. I
accept your invitation to train teachers and help prepare students for
participation in Creativity Cafe's "KidCast For Peace; Solutions For a
Better World" videoconference on the Internet (April 2001). Being part of
this team will be both exciting, and a wonderful step toward empowering
children everywhere. I appreciate the endorsement of my work in helping
future leaders shape the world they will inherit.

Yours truly,
Peter H. Rosen
V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Art and Technology For A Better World
140 Uwapo Rd.,#49-204
Kihei HI 96753
808 875-4747
peter@creativity.net http://creativity.net http://creativity.com

My fee is $500 for the teacher training 1/20 .

Magical Child Foundation

I agree to develope and serve as coordinator for the Artist/Teacher
Training January 19 & 20, 2001. My fee is $2,000.

Beth Skye, RBS, Inc.

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant C
Letters of Committment: Teaching Artists or Consultants:

Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 11:33:32 CST
From: "Mario Medrano"
To: skye11@ionet.net

Beth Skye
Magical Child Foundation

Dear Beth,

Possibilities is honored and committed to participation in Artists and
Educators Collaborative Training scheduled for January 19th and 20th of
Possibilities can serve this project in two areas; 1) providing a basic
experience of our process which provides an inclusive, visual, and adaptable

method for achieving group consensus, analysis, decision making and action
planning. 2) Facilitation of the overall project to insure goals are met.
The fee for 2 Possibilities staff for a 12 hour training commitment is
$1,000.00 This fee is inclusive covering: planning time, supplies, and

Nancy Carver
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 13:17:22 -0600
From: Gerald Pat Riley
To: skye
References: 1

Beth Skye
Magical Child Foundation
Subject: KidStock

I will schedule jan.20 as mural workshop day with artist and educators
collaborative workshop for kidstock. My fee is $500.

patrick riley

To: Beth Skye, Magical Child Foundation
RE: Artist Educator collaborative Training

The Oklahoma State Department of Education' s Teacher Telementors will be
available to the Magical Child Foundation for technology training as part
of the Artist Educator Collaborative Training on January 20, 2001. The
stipends for these trainers will be provided by the State Department of

Kathy Dick, Coordinator, Instructional Technology
Oklahoma State Department of Education,2500 North Lincoln Blvd, Suite 215
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
kathyd@title3.sde.state.ok.us kathy_dick@mail.sde.state.ok.us/
Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant C
Letters of Committment: Teaching Artists or Consultants:

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 17:44:12 -0600 Subject: Printing for Magical Child
Project Artist/Educators Collaborative Training, January 19 & 20, 2001

Magical Child Foundation

Dear Skye,

The Business Education Division at the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech
will be glad to cover the printing of the needed brochure for your project.

Kelly Johnson
From: "Kelly Johnson"

Subject: Training Grant
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 16:45:55 -0600
From: Linda Manaugh
To: "'skye11@ionet.net'"

To: Beth Skye, Magical Child Foundation:

From: Linda Manaugh, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Metro
Technology Centers

RE: Artist Educator Collaborative Training

This is to confirm that Metro Technology Centers supports the efforts of the
Magical Child Foundation in its request for funding for the Artist Educator
Collaborative Training. We are please to be able to work with Beth Skye,
the foundation, and the Oklahoma City Public Schools to facilitate this
training by providing the necessary space and requisite technological

Linda Manaugh, Instructional Technology Coordinator
Metro Tech, 1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 (405) 605-4442

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant A
Mary Farris; Syllabus: Space Station Newkirk

Mary Farris, 8th grade, Earth Science Teacher, Newkirk, OK

I. Introduction
A. Hand out copies of song "In the Year 2525"
B. Students follow along while listening to song
C. Discuss reactions to song
D. Divide into working groups

II. Group Development
A. Choose name for group
B. "Patch"
1. Design
a. Colors have importance/meaning
b. Shapes/symbols have import/meaning
c. Logo
2. Create large colored copy
3. Present to class
C. Choose group roles
1. Recorder
2. Administrator
3. Public Relations Officer
4. Supply Officer

III. Olympia Quest Activity
A. Give scenario
1. "Lost on the Moon" or
2. Colonizing a new planet
B. Prioritize list of "luxury" items
1. Individually first
2. Group agrees on choices
C. Problem Solving questions (Solve within small groups first then
present solutions to class as a whole.)

IV. Show Videos
A. "Biosphere II" (from CNN interview done before completion of
B. "House of Tomorrow"
C. "21st Century Homes" series
D. Discuss importance/ideas/relevance

V. Space Station Budget Game
A. Explain guidelines/rules
B. Hand out
1. Score Card
2. Large piece of black poster board
3. Scissors, glue stix, string
C. As 'play' game
1. 'Purchase' pieces for their station
2. Cut out and glue in place

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant PG 10
Mary Farris; Syllabus: Space Station Newkirk

VI. Groups choose working categories
A. Food
B. Power
C. Air
D. Water
E. Housing
F. Administration
G. Consumer Goods

VII. Group Research
A. Given list of information to seek
B. Prepare report of findings
C. Administrator gives report to whole class on a weekly basis.
D. Class discussion
1. Question/Answer time
2. Since whole class must agree on final design/actions --
vote on any areas of concern.

VIII. Final Product
A. Each group basically "builds" one component of the station but
all must be parts must be compatible and/or connected.
B. Scale model built.
C. Administrators give oral presentation of how their group's
portion fits into the whole.
D. Final class discussion of relevance and importance of the
information gathered in this activity to their lives.

IX. Final Activity
A. Space Station Bubble
1. Use clear or black 4 ml plastic.
2. Measure, cut out and tape together pieces to create a 'life
size' station
B. Inflate with a box fan
C. Design interior.
D. Build interior.

Magical Child Foundation - Artist and Educators Collaborative Grant D
Budget - Detail

Contracted Services
Sondra Williams - Training 500
Sondra Williams - PR 200
Patrick Riley - Training 500
Mary Farris - Training 500
Peter H. Rosen - Training 500
Helen Burton -
Graphic Design, Logo and Web formatting
OSDE - Tele Mentors 500
Beth Skye -
Training, Development, Coordination, Evaluation 2,000
Sub-Total 5,500

Printing 1,000
Workshop Materials 400
Travel 196 Others....
Facility Rental 494
Postage 660
Promotion 700
Webwork 200
Equipment Rental 3,850

Total 13,000

Grant Request 6,500
Matching Financial Contributions 5,350
Career Tech - Printing $1,000
OK State Dept. of Ed. - Telementors $ 500
Metro Tech - Equipment $3,850
2 Digital Cameras
2 Digital Video Cameras
10 Computers
4 Scanners
DSL Access
H.232 video conferencing camera
* est. rental $50/item/hour/12 hrs.
District Allocation 1,150
Materials and Supplies
Staff for Promotion and Evaluation
Total 13,000

Creativity Cafe wrote:

> >Dear Artists and Educators,
> >
> >I send you my best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season. I spoke with
> >Paulette Black, Director of Arts in Education for the OK. Arts Council,
> >two days ago. She said that she would be reviewing our Artist/Educator
> >Collaborative Grant next week. I should be able to tell you each "Yea"
> >of "Neh" next week. At that time, we can do whatever is next based on
> >the decision the Oklahoma Arts Council makes.
> >
> >Thank you for your time in developing your portion of this work. I'll
> >be in touch next week...as soon as I know something. Have a lovely week
> >end and weekend.
> >
> >skye
> Aloha Skye,
> If you get a chance, your specific indications on the stuff you deem
> inappropriate for KidCast For Peace pages are still desired...as is the
> ASCII version of your grant request? I could not read with any software
> whatever you had previously attached. Good luck.
> -peter-

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