Search results for: “lrng innovators”

  • Advocacy for Game Design: Classes that Keep Student Interest

    Advocacy for Game Design: Classes that Keep Student Interest

    “Encouraging youth to transition from consumers to producers”  – Kaho Abe, Eyebeam Resident 2010 – 2017, Playable Fashion co-creator, game designer, media artist, and educator. LRNG Innovators Brightspots: Brooklyn video from LRNG on Vimeo. Playable Fashion is a program which works with youth who are usually passive users of game technology, to engage them in…

  • This is Not School: Designing a Storytelling Project for a Community

    This is Not School: Designing a Storytelling Project for a Community

    Joseph took the stage and we all inhaled deeply. We knew the audience would be shocked and inspired by Joseph’s story – just as we had – but only if they could hear it through his accent. We hoped they would catch the brief moment when he recounts how drinking water and sleeping on his…

  • Evolution of Empowered Teen Voices at OneCity Stories

    Evolution of Empowered Teen Voices at OneCity Stories

    What happens when teens from St. Louis neighborhoods come together with cameras, microphones, and laptops at UMSL Grand Center?  OneCity Stories welcomed high school students, partners from St. Louis media businesses, and teachers to establish a new publishing outlet for St. Louis youth.   Besides the thirteen youth writers and the dedicated staff, three transformation…

  • Reflections on Partnering with a Juvenile Detention Center: The Uncaged Project

    Reflections on Partnering with a Juvenile Detention Center: The Uncaged Project

    The goal of our project was to explore connected learning by connecting in-school and out of school learning in a juvenile detention center through music and video projects designed to be self-reflective stories of how the students define freedom.

  • (Re)Defining Youth Space: Adolescents “Reading” a Place

    (Re)Defining Youth Space: Adolescents “Reading” a Place

    “Creative placemaking can help turn boundaries (edges where things end) into borders (edges of interaction.)” Trekson, 2018 It is commonly understood that adolescents are actively navigating the dynamic process of identity development. During this time, young people are closely attuned to determining where they feel a sense of belonging and where they may feel excluded.…

  • Making A Future: Harnessing innovation to change the lives of rural students

    Making A Future: Harnessing innovation to change the lives of rural students

    Students are setting up a green screen in the hallway as they prepare to interview some classmates about their projects. They are interested in the small engine that one classmate has built, but also look forward to hearing another play the guitar they are crafting by hand. In the hallway a trio of students run…