youth media

This post was written by all the teacher-leaders in Sandboxes for Learning who attended the meeting described below December 9-11, 2016: Paul Allison, Christina Cantrill, Joe Dillion, Jenny Lockie, Jo Paraiso, Dawn Reed, Shantanu Saha, Chris Sloan, and Trixie Smith. Designing curriculum for engaging learning opportunities always requires careful thought and planning. The second weekend in...
This piece was originally posted at APA Kids' Planning Toolbox. Read the original post here. By Ellen MiddaughMills College, Oakland, California When I tell people I study the role of digital media in youth civic engagement, I am often greeted with complaints about the role of technology in our lives. I hear concerns that video games are keeping kids inside and away from the community,...
 Urban Word poet David Fasanya stands on top of his verses at the NY Public Library on November 19, 2012. This Words on Walls events featured poems that raised voter awareness and the importance of civic engagement. Urban Word NYC, along with partners City Lore and Bowery Arts & Science, recently culminated the first year of the NY Community Trust/Hive-supported WORDS ON WALLS program, during...
Whitney Burke posted a fascinating interview with Amy Stornaiuolo at DML Central, April 26, 2013. Because it deals with teachers and students using a social network for content sharing and discussion, we are reposting here. See below for the interview. While young people are often adept at navigating networked spaces for social purposes in their everyday lives, it is less clear what role schools...
This collection pulls together the research by Josyln Young. Young "wanted to figure out more about what teaching, learning, and pedagogy look like beyond the classroom" and studied young producers at the Philadelphia Student Union and Chester Voices for Change and how they learn and master skills in media production.
Ben Kirshner, from University of Colorado Boulder, kicked off the question/answer session of the Envisioning 21st Century Civic Education panel at DML by highlighting three principles of connected learning that he thinks might support us in moving in the right direction in terms of civic education: interest-driven openly networked production-centered He then framed the word “interest” in relation...
We don't just teach humanity through Hip Hop, we create humanitarians "Kids Helping Kids; a Hip Hop Experience" is a youth program that teaches HUMANITY through HIP HOP. We educate youth on global, national and local issues and provide them the opportunity to have a voice through music. This is done through our organization Hip Hop Saves Lives (HHSL).  Our process goes as follows: First, we...
Cross-posted from In Community This past Tuesday there was a Connected Learning conversations titled "The Realities of Youth and Peer Culture: Balancing Learning Opportunities and Risks" that I thought was really interesting and made even more so because of the contributions of Chappelle Campbell who is a student at The Bronx Academy Senior High. She was participating with her teacher Paul...
How do youth explore and express identity online? How can educators support students as they work through this stage of development in online spaces?
Educators offer instruction, support, guidance, opportunities, challenges, resources, but how do teaching and learning really occur in out-of-school media literacy education programs? This resource takes a deeper look at some key characteristics of pedagogy in two youth media programs in the Philadelphia area. As part of my Stoneleigh Junior Fellowship with Research for Action in 2010-2011, I...

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