Where to Begin
Big Picture Living builds on the tremendous work Big Picture Learning students are already doing around lifestyle and well-being. This page will help spotlight student work to recognize their transformational impact, inspire others in their efforts - and prove to the world what is possible. Here you will find student projects around the six measures.
Social Media & Creative Projects
Blog and Video Feature
Through his blog, Jay Denning, a student at Big Picture Nashville, takes readers on a journey as he works to raise awareness for physical disabilities and shares resources around Adaptive sports. Jay has scoliosis and spina bifida and though his blog he advocates for groups that have supported him along the way. Jay was also featured in the music video, "Up Again" Dan Bremnes. He is using this video to continue to raise disability awareness.
Brandarius, a student at the Big Picture Nashville, created a series of videos for wellness week. In this video he shares educational information for Move it Monday and tips to complete this challenge.
The Big Picture Living Skunk Works team learned how to make chickpea salad. Follow along and make your own!
Alex, a student at The WIDE School in Texas shares the creative way she MOVES!
"I could see this miniseries on Instagram mostly talking about latest news on eating healthy or could just be helpful tips on how to eat healthy."
Poem & Art work
Kysan Sabo, a student at the Odyssey STEM Academy wrote and illustrated a poem around Caution: Avoiding Risky Substances.
Marlene Gaeta, a student at the Odyssey STEM Academy she has been working on a series of videos around the 6 Measures. This video focuses on managing stress.
Samara Watts, a student at the Odyssey STEM Academy recently presented on the importance of having a healthy social support system and being able to spot a toxic friend.
"When creating these I was trying to come up with a simple way to showcase each measurement, without making it seem overwhelming or too much to accomplish. I also added some positive side effects of the measures so people knew the benefits of each."
"While designing this I was thinking about its usability. Making it accessible for both social media but also, so it can become a poster if needed. People don't usually stop to read something with a lot of words on it, so creating a hook would catch someone's attention then lead them to want to learn more through the QR code. "
This poem was created as part of Timmay's work with Love in a Big World.
Click on the image to download the poem.
“This drawing shows the effects of sleep deprivation - 6 hours or less. When you don’t sleep, it is harder to retain memories, you will get more irritated and have mood swings, and you are more at risk for heart attack or stroke.”
As part of the ZOT team working on the six measures, Zayd is working on a series of illustrations that can be used on posters and on social media.
Big Picture Living Fellow
Odilia DeGouveia, a student at College Unbound and MET alum, was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been working for Perspectives Corporation as a Direct Support Professional for teenagers with disabilities for the last three years. Odilia enjoys practicing self-care and has discovered it is essential to overall health.
Click here to read about her SCI presentation and work around supporting wellness with technology.
What are you doing around the 6 Measures?
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Big Picture Living App
Big Picture Learning is in development of a mobile app for students. Working in conjunction with the Big Picture Living website, the app will provide an easy way for students to:
SELF-ASSESS & MANAGE their own lifestyle choices, and to build individual and group work with their schools and communities using research-based information from trusted sources such as The American College of Lifestyle Medicine
SHARE and post information of their learning and work around lifestyle and well-being
RESEARCH by gathering personal, school, and community data to drive community advocacy and policy change
CO-DESIGN and help management of the website and mobile app, including the development of social media tools that allow students to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with professionals, communities, and one another
The service will be aligned with BPL’s other platforms—ImBlaze and Alumni Tool Kit—allowing students to learn about and pursue internships in the medical, healthcare, and wellness sectors and allow students and their advisors to collect post-high school graduation data that informs their healthy lifestyles.