Poetry, Performance, Teamwork, Technology, Learning
Teachers and teaching artists right now putting up lessons, resources and sharing student work
On May 3rd, San Francisco Writes held its first poetry slam . Three middle schools participated Visitacion Valley, San Francisco Community school and Martin Luther King middle school . Five adult judges consisting of Performing Arts Workshop staff and teaching artists judged the event. Maria Fico from Global Writes was on hand to support the event... Read More
Global Writes receives NYSCA grant for $10,000 to introduce iPad Apps for poetry sharing with Bronx students! Students from PS 291 and PS 159 in the Bronx will work with iPads to share their original poetry across schools thanks to funding from NYSCA. The project will also allow the schools to have a DreamYard teaching artist work with them in their ELA classroom.
The Global Writes team welcomes Maine Writes to the Global Writes community Three new schools Montello and Farewell Elementary schools and Lewiston Middle School competed in winter 2013 tournament with their 5th and 7th graders. Click the Maine Writes link under our partners to read more about the Maine Writes poets!!
Global Writes, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote literacy, communication and collaboration among young people through the integration of performing arts and technology resources. The organization leads or assists in the development and support of projects and programs with local school districts, independent schools, government agencies and other nonprofit groups. In our programs and projects, we work to create opportunities for students to develop as creative writers, and to share their original pieces in workshops and through performance. We promote the use of a variety of digital technologies, including videoconferencing and web collaboration tools to provide venues for sharing and performing that bridge the boundaries of school, community, region and even nation. To learn more about this program and how your school can become a participant, please contact us.
Global Writes was formed as a result of a model program developed in the Bronx, NY, ten years ago called Bronx Writes. The program is a poetry writing and performance project that culminates with a Poetry Slam Competition via video conferencing. The project combines original poetry writing, the art of performance and the use of video conferencing technology to promote standards based literacy, communication and the use of technology. The success of this project lies in its ability to engage students in writing and performing original poetry works and receiving immediate feedback from audiences around the world. The project is a collaboration with a local school district and an arts organization. Poets from local arts partners work with students and teachers on poetry writing and performances. The program model has been successfully replicated in several schools in Queens, NY; Newark, NJ and Nyack Middle School in Rockland County, NY.
DreamYard, Inc. is an innovative arts-in-education organization that integrates the arts into the curricula of elementary, middle and high school students. Since 1992 DreamYard has provided a model of participatory education offering young people the opportunity to develop as artists and social leaders in their communityThe Performing Arts Workshop, is the local arts provider for Global Writes new grants initiative with the San Francisco Unified School District.
L/A Arts is our arts partner in Lewiston Maine. For more information, click here.
On Saturday, March 5, 2011, Global Writes gave a TED talk at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. The talk included students from the Bronx Writes program, live via videoconference from the Bronx. Event Details Watch The Talk
The USDOE Office of Innovations launched its 10 year anniversary with a celebration of its 220 grant projects it has funded over the years, supporting model arts integration programs in schools across the nation. Global Writes was chosen, among several projects, that the USDOE highlighted in an anniversary video celebrating its successful programs. Watch The Video Here