Create With Purpose

Adobe Youth Voices Develops the technology skills among youth, providing cutting edge tools and breakthrough learning experiences from creating video, multimedia, digital art, web, animation, and audio to express their voices in society and prepare for 21st centery employment with critical thinking, innovation, collaboration and communication skills. more

May 31, 2011

The AYV for Creative Youth Course Description

During eight weeks, youth will learn about media forms and formats; process product and presentation; community collaboration and exhibition, and technical skills necessary to use Adobe creative media software. It is expected that by the end of this course youth will be able to become a creative young person truly creating media with a purpose.
1.The philosophy of the program and what is expected of you
2.Models of instructional practice
3.The value and methodologies of youth media making.
4.The various media formats in which youth work can be created.
5.Steps and strategies to facilitating effective youth media making.
6.Community connections and strategies for building and engaging audiences.

1.Basic word processing, Internet and e-mailing skills
2.Access to a computer and Internet
3.Ability to commit at least four hours per week for course activities
4.Working knowledge of English

Course Requirements In order to successfully complete this course, participants must meet the following requirements:
1.  Media Reflection  - Each week you are expected to view and reflect on selected Adobe Youth Voices media works.

Course Activities
You are expected to complete the required course activities

Final Product
You are expected to complete 10 media items for selection for weekly rounds
The Course facilitators will review and assess your progress throughout the course and give you grades for completed assignments.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which verifies completion of the course requirements.
Technical Requirements
You must have Internet access with an updated web browser, preferably FireFox.

Active Email Account
You must have an active email account that you check regularly. .

Adobe Flash Player 9
You must have Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher installed on your computer. Adobe Flash Player is needed to view the youth media samples on the AYV site.

Adobe Reader
To read many of the files (PDF) you will need an updated version of Adobe Reader.

Adobe Media Player (Optional)
Adobe Media Player software will be necessary if you wish to download the youth media samples for viewing (all samples are also available to view online).

About this Course
This course was developed by the YouthLearn Initiative at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) for Adobe Foundation. Course design structure based on the work of EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center.
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) has selected Shilpa Sayura as its partner for implementing its creative youth program which supports young people to use of cutting-edge multimedia tools to communicate and share their ideas, demonstrate their potential, and create a positive social impact in where they live.