Here's a great opportunity to learn about effective technology programs to engage youths. Don't miss out on the chance to learn from a national expert on youth, education and multimedia!
Youth, Multimedia and Learning
A workshop with Tony Streit, Director of YouthLearn (www.youthlearn.org)
Wednesday, October 26th 8:30am -12:00pm (Two 1.5 hour sessions to fit your schedule and interest. Attend the intro session only or the full workshop.)
Location: Technology Access Foundation Tech Center, 801 23rd A few blocks south of Jackson Street in Seattle's Central District.
5:30pm -7:30pm A bonus opportunity! Networking Time with Tony
Presented by the Puget Sound Alliance for Community Technology (www.PSACT.org) and the City of Seattle Community Technology Program (www.seattle.gov/tech)..
(There are a limited number of seats for the morning workshops. To pre-register and ensure that you receive workshop materials, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-2879). Cost: $10, Free to PSACT Members (Payable at the door or by invoice)
Schedule & Description:
8:30 am -10:00 am
Part 1: Introduction for program managers and service providers
What are some of the exciting and effective ways that youth-serving organizations can engage youth in project based learning using video, computer art and other multimedia tools? What do we know about the effectiveness of this approach to academic achievement and youth development goals? How can your organization get started doing multimedia project-based programming? What resources and staff skills are needed? What resources are available? Is there more than computer game playing that will engage youth?
10:15 am -12:00 pm
Part 2: Implementation workshop for service providers
Start to learn more specifics of project-based curriculums and techniques for integrating multimedia projects into your current programming.
5:30-7:30pm Informal Networking Opportunity - Location: Awash Ethiopian Restaurant 3808 S. Edmunds Street (at Rainier Ave in Columbia City, South of Alaska Street.)
Join PSACT, Tony Streit and your peers for fun and an informal discussion on youth after-school programs, multimedia, and community technology. (Free, but food and beverages are on your own).
YouthLearn: Inspiring young minds through technology-enriched learning
The YouthLearn Initiative (www.youthlearn.org) is a project of the Boston-based Education Development Center, Inc. YouthLearn offers youth development professionals and educators comprehensive services and resources for using technology to create exciting learning environments. YouthLearn provides the tools you need to start or strengthen both after-school and in-school programs.
Tony Streit, Director of the YouthLearn Initiative, is a leader in the fields of youth development and technology. Prior to joining EDC, he was Co-Founder and Co-Director of Street-Level Youth Media in Chicago, an organization that he helped build into a nationally recognized model for information technology access and the media arts. Tony is an experienced filmmaker, media artist and instructor who has designed and led project-based learning activities with youth for over twelve years. As Special Projects Coordinator for five years at Community TV Network, also in Chicago, Tony facilitated the production of more than 100 episodes of the youth produced Hardcover television series and oversaw numerous award-winning productions, including the Emmy nominated documentary Youth on Racism. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors degree in Communications and Economics, Tony also conducted graduate work in Documentary Film at Columbia College Chicago. For the last eight years, Tony has been an active member of Community Technology Centers Network (CTCNet). Tony recently presented at The Alliance for Artists' Communities Future of Creativity Symposium in Chicago and the 3rd World Summit on Media for Children in Thessaloniki, Greece.