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Intermediate District 287, an education leader focused on innovative solutions for 12 member districts in the Twin Cities, has selected Cultural Jambalaya as a partner in its Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC). The MPCC, a one-of-a-kind initiative in the United States, provides digital curriculum to more than 200 school districts in Minnesota and nationwide, reaching hundreds of thousands of students. We join other key partners, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Humanities Center.
This partnership is a huge opportunity for Cultural Jambalaya to extend our organization’s educational resources to teachers regionally and nationally. Our award-winning “Windows & Mirrors” series – also offered free online at www.CulturalJam.org – is used by educators to ignite curiosity with their students about our diverse world and its rich cultures. By broadening our world views, we can begin to break down cultural barriers and focus more on the similarities that bind us together as fellow human beings.
Cultural Jambalaya was featured in Teaching Traveling, a national education blog. Great exposure for Cultural Jambalaya with educators across the country.
Ideally, as kids prepare to move out into the world on their own and find a place in it, their educators, broadly defined, provide them with windows and mirrors. The windows so they can see the realities of others, the mirrors so that they see themselves and their own reality reflected.
Gail Shore has an astonishing knack for capturing images that serve as both. For 35 years, the Edina resident has traveled, on her own dime and in her spare time, to some of the most remote corners of the world alone, carrying a jar of Skippy and a camera with a single lens.
What if you could change cultural perception for the better one photograph at a time? That's what Cultural Jambalaya founder has been doing for the last 9 years.
Gail joined KARE 11 News @ 4 to talk more about her travels and her national award-winning videos – offered without charge online.
From a pool of thousands of photos from one woman’s traveling experiences over more than three decades comes a series of educational movies that aims to spur dialogue about global citizenship between Minnesota’s youngest scholars.
Now, members of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development are investing their time in the multimedia project that provokes discussions on international topics of civics, current events, geography and humanities.
Gail Shore on WCCO Radio with John Williams talking about her travels and what Cultural Jambalaya can bring to the classroom! Listen here.