How artwork advances in Utah - In Utah, our state is broken into 21 Regions. Eleven of those regions are large enough that they are then broken into Councils (we have 56 Councils.) The council and region leaders work with Utah PTA to train and oversee the PTA programs held in the schools. When the Award of Excellence winners advance from their school they move to Council or Region, depending on your area. Students artwork must receive an Award of Excellence to advance through these levels and then to Utah PTA. If they receive an Award of Excellence at the state level, they are then advanced to National PTA for the final round of judging. Each level in the PTA is allowed to forward on up to 30 entries - 5 for each of the 6 arts categories.
Each of these were powerful, effective and successful uses of the collective essay. Because of these past experiences, I was disoriented with the massive collective essays in the MOOCs, especially given the very short deadline, my limited amount of time to work on it (less than two hours because I planned to do most of my work on the MOOC in the evenings), the rapid rate of content change, and the restriction to a very small and specific word count. I had dozens of sources on my bookshelf that I wanted to contribute, but time was prohibitive. As a result, I resolved to mostly lurk for this activity, learning from and reflecting upon the different ideas shared in a couple of the essays. That alone was a rich and rewarding experience, but less engaging and qualitatively different from the three prior experiences described above.
_wakanyeza_ [wakxa'Nyeja] (to-be-a kid/child)
_tona_ [to'naN] is a so-called 'T-word' (question word) and of the same type as seen above, . a complete one-
word sentence with the meaning "to-be-how-many" (. _(hena) tona pi hwo/he?_ - "They're how many?"
_yuha_ (s/he it has him/her/it), . _bluha_ , _luha_ , ... _unyuha_ , _unyuha pi_ , _luha pi_ , _yuha pi_ .
_e_ (s/he, it is the one), . _miye_ , _niye_ , ... _unkiye_ , _unkiye pi_ , _niye pi_ , _e pi_ .
_sunkawakan_ [shu'n-ka-wa-kxa'N] (it-is-a-horse, lit. 'mystery/power dog'),
_oyuspA_ (to catch/arrest), . _obluspe_ , _oluspe_ , ... _unkoyuspa pi_ , _oluspa pi_ , _(hena) oyuspa pi_ .