Friday, March 30, 2012

UNESCO-ASP Anniversary in World Poems

60 Anniversary of the UNESCO-Associated Schools Project Network

The UNESCO-ASP Network was created in 1953, and it comprises now more than 9.000 schools worldwide.

The Galician schools belonging to this global network, in collaboration with the Artistic and Professional School "Árvore" of Porto (which is part of the UNESCO-ASP Network of Portugal) have made the following proposal to celebrate in 2013 its 60 anniversary:

To present a collection of poems from every part of the world and in any language to prise and highlight the common values of the UNESCO-ASP schools, with the title
UNESCO-ASP Values in World Poems

If you are a teacher working at a UNESCO-Associated school and want to take part in this celebration, you can do as follows:

1- Choose a value
You can choose one or several topics of this list of the main values underlying the UNESCO-ASP Project Network of schools and their programs. They are organized accordingly to four main Study Areas:
ASP Network
Education actors (teachers, students, schools, lessons, parents, society)
Quality in Education, Collaboration, Networking and Coordination
Sustainable Development
Environment (Water, Sand- Rivers, Sea)
Health (AIDS, Malaria, other Diseases)
Development (Sustainability, Small Island States and Least Developed Countries)
Peace and Human Rights
Gender Parity, Maternal Health, Peace, Liberty, Justice
Education as a Human Right, Literacy
Breaking the Silence (Transatlantic Slave Trade)
Intercultural Learning
Open Books, Global Partnerships, GigaPan
World Heritage, Indigenous Peoples
Multilingualism, Mother language
For more information about the UNESCO-ASP Program and the main values of this international Network  of schools clic HERE

2- Prepare a poem with your students
-Choose a poem in your language that makes reference to this human right or value (you can also create one by yourself, or even let the students create it).
-Produce a glossed text of this poem, by adding the YoGoTe signs for the main ideas in it, while working ON-LINE . You can use a table of characteres if you have to work off-line.
-Present the glossed text to your students and explain them how to understand the international signs in order to make the gestures and to recognise them in the text.

3- Make and upload a video
-Make a video recording with the students presenting this poem and making the signs AT THE SAME TIME.
-Upload this video to YouTube.(or to any other internet site for video streaming)
-Get written permission from the students (or their parents, if they are minors) for the dissemination of these images.
-Ask the director/principal from your school to write a statement of permission for the dissemination of images, using the following model (in text or in image).

4- Send us the link

-You can send the link to the YouTube video, a copy of the statement of permission for the dissemination of well as a copy of the glossed text (including a translation to English) in an email (with any other explanations that you consider interesting) to the following address:

-If you prefer, you can also produce a post on a blog of yours, with the video, the glossed text, and any other information (Author, intention, translation, audiovisual complements, song, etc), and send the link (to this post on your blog) to the same email address as before.
-We will try to present the poems from the different countries at the World Poetry Day (march 21).

-Your work will be included into a collective website where poems from all the parts of the world and in many different languages will be put together with help of the international signs to show how the UNESCO-ASP values are really universal and praised by every culture and language.
You and your students will be presenting your country, its language, culture and values to the rest of the world !

You can see some previous works with poems:

- Poems about PEACE, by a spanish Primary School
- Poems about human values in Latin-american countries
- European poems, by a group of Secondary schools