The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the National Writing Project and the MacArthur Foundation invite you to participate in a public forum in Philadelphia, on November 18, about the potential for learning through engagement with digital media.
The forum will bring together experts in digital media and learning to share their research and experiences using digital media in and outside of the classroom. Speakers include:
Renee Hobbs, Founder, Media Education Lab, Temple University
Nichole Pinkard, Founder, Digital Youth Network and DePaul University professor
Elyse Eldman-Aadahl, Director, National Programs and Site Development, National Writing Project
Moderator: Connie Yowell, Director of Education, MacArthur Foundation
The event will be broadcast live on the MacArthur website and on Black Radio Network's website, and it will be simulcast into the virtual world of Second Life. To register for the event in Philadelphia, or to learn more about watching it live or participating in Second Life, visit the Woodrow Wilson website: www.woodrow.org/youthvoice.
The Power of Youth Voice: What Kids Learn When They Create With Digital Media is a public forum designed to open discussion in the Philadelphia area to educators, parents, researchers, students, and community members about the potential of learning through engagement with digital media.
There are many questions around what it means for young people to be widely involved in digital media use today—whether it is playing video games, using the Internet for research or social networks, or using mobile devices. By bringing in experts in the digital media and learning field and showing examples of how digital media is used to create powerful learning experiences for young people in and outside the classroom, we hope to encourage dialogue regarding opportunities to make learning meaningful and relevant to the next generation.
The forum will take place at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The event will be broadcast in Second Life—a virtual world—and available via streaming video. For those who attend in person, before the panel and discussion a reception will be held, during which examples of youth work involving digital media will be on display.
6:00-7:00 PM • Reception and Displays of digital work
7:00-8:00 PM • Panel and Discussion
The panel will include:
The panel will be moderated by Connie Yowell, Director of Education in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Human and Community Development.
Media Education Lab
The mission of the Media Education Lab at Temple University is to improve media literacy education through scholarship and community service.
Digital Youth Network
Digital Youth Network gives students tools to be engaged, articulate, critical and collaborative. Facilitate the ability to become creators—designers, builders & innovators—who can envision new possibilities.
National Writing Project
The National Writing Project focuses the expertise, knowledge and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation