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Webinar: Global Connections – Visual Letters
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5/12/2020
When: May 12, 2020
2:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Janis Brinn, Extension Educator, Michigan State University, Children & Youth Institute, 4-H

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NAE4-HYDP Civic Engagement Working Group

Webinar Series 2020

May 12, 2020, 2:00 PM EST https://zoom.us/j/753989650

Global Connections – Visual Letters Presented by Janis Brinn, Extension Educator, Michigan State University, Children & Youth Institute, 4-H

Not every youth can travel or host internationally. This webinar will introduce participants to global connections through children’s artwork of “visual letters”. As part of the art exchange, children are asked to paint or draw “visual letters” for children their own ages across the globe. A visual letter is like a written letter in that both tell stories, share important ideas and feelings, and connect children regardless of where they live. The medium is different from a pen pal program in that visual letters use images; written letters use words.

Michigan 4-H has been exchanging “visual letters” successfully with China for over 25 years and has expanded with pilots including Turkmenistan, Japan, Taiwan, Poland and Canada.

Webinar participants will be introduced to the visual letters’ beginnings and current pilot programs in Michigan. Information will be shared on how to start your own “Visual Letter” art exchange, lessons learned from pilots, and resources to achieve program global & cultural outcomes.

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