Friday, February 24, 2012

State-of-the-art theatre brings 3D teaching and learning to students

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) students will be transported into a three-dimensional world of teaching and learning at Panterra Theatre, the newly-renovated video facility located at Southwest Early College Campus (SWECC).

Using the world's second "SciDome XD," an ultra-high resolution digital display system, students will be immersed in three-dimensional, digital surround-sound worlds: diving into the depths of the ocean, plunging into an active volcano, soaring through outer space, or following the Great Migration across the Serengeti.

The theatre will open during a special open house/demo session from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at SWECC, 6521 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo. Visitors will be treated to a 25-minute demonstration of the theatre, free refreshments, and pre-show entertainment. The event is free and open to the general public.

NOTE: A special Media Debut will be at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at SWECC, 6521 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo.

The Kansas City Public Schools is dedicated to graduating students that are college, career, and workforce ready. This mission is supported by innovative classroom instruction, engaging programs, highly-qualified employees, and an engaged and well-informed community. To learn more about the ways our community of schools supports students and the community-at-large, please visit , KCMO School District on Facebook, or KCMOSchools on Twitter.

For more information please contact Eileen Houston-Stewart, Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer, (816) 379-0385 or Andre Riley, Sr. Media Relations Specialist, (816) 442-9337

Sunday, February 12, 2012

MAPA Launches New YouTube Channel!!!

Thank You!
2012 will be a very exciting time for MAPA! And we're kicking it off with the launch of our new YouTube channel! We are so pumped to share the work of your fellow animators and show the talent the Midwest has to offer. This will also serve as a community page so that studios across the region can browse local talent with a few simple mouse clicks.
So, we encourage you to share your work with the community. If you are interested in submitting work or links to the YouTube channel, simply contact us at

Also, we will be meeting at the Broadway Cafe on Thursday, February 23. The meeting will be held from 7:00-9:00. Please bring any projects you've been working on and we'll swap stories. Also, we can discuss our plans for the rest of 2012 and some cool opportunites on the table for the group.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can.
With appreciation,

Dylan Dietz
P.S. To the seven unfortunate souls who ended up locked out of our new email system, please accept our sincerest apologies.