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Selected Art and Technology Education Programs 1999-2000

Date Project Description
7/99 Blind Youth Audio Project High school students from various locations in Washington State participated in a month-long creative radio production project with Jack Straw, Arts & Visually Impaired Audiences, Department of Services for the Blind, and a team of artists.
7/99-8/99 Seattle Center Academy Middle school students from districts all over King County met at the Seattle Center every day for a two-week intensive arts camp. The JSP project involved interviewing local artists from three disciplines, and writing, recording and producing radio plays about their lives. The radio plays were performed live at the conclusion of the session.
9/99 Thomas Jefferson High School High school multimedia students participated in and documented interviews, workshops, and performances as part of Virtual Concert, a new music program which looks at the use of technology in the creative process.
9/99 Orca at Columbia Elementary School Sixth-grade students participated in an instrument building and performance workshop with jazz composer and performer Jovino Santos Neto and members of new music ensemble Musicians Accord.
9/99 Seattle Central Community College ESL Students from SCCC and TJ High School told life stories which were then performed by pianist Jovino Santos Neto and percussionist Bill Trigg.
11/99 Teen Screen/ Seattle Public Library film project Composer Janice Giteck and sound engineers Christian Mock and Tom Stiles worked with middle and high school students to show the role of music and sound design in the production of films.
11/99 Radio theater teacher training Workshop (Bryant Elementary, Environmental & Adventure School, Federal Way High School) Teachers from schools participating in this year’s oral history/radio drama projects attended a teacher training at Jack Straw Productions to experience first hand the principles and techniques involved in the production of a radio play. Teachers also talked about each school’s curriculum as the basis for their projects.
11/99-12/99 Environmental & Adventure School First year of on-going Sammamish River Basin oral history radio theater project produced with the entire school of 90 students.

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