iEARN-Belarus and Adobe Youth Voices educator honored as Teacher of the Year
On September 30th, 2011, iEARN-Belarus teacher and Adobe Youth Voices educator Inessa Zubrilina (Dyatlovo, Belarus) was honored with a title 'Teacher of the Year' as a winner at the National Contest «Teacher of the Year of the Republic of Belarus – 2011″.
Inessa has been an active participant of iEARN-Belarus for several years now as well as one of the leading AYV educators who helped create the Russian version of the Adobe Youth Voices Program.
To learn more about Inessa’s participation in the contest and her impressions, see these media reports (in Russian): CТВ (video report), TUT.by, Народная Газета, Academy of Postgraduate Education. Once again, congratulations!!
100 educators from 14 countries to start Adobe Youth Voices Online Courses
From September 19 - November 13, 2011, iEARN will be facilitating a series of online professional development courses for 100 educators from Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Uganda, and the USA as part of the Adobe Youth Voices Program
The Adobe Youth Voices online course, developed by EDC in partnership with iEARN, is designed to introduce educators to the Adobe Youth Voices program and to help them more effectively support youth media making.
iEARN is one of five founding non-profit partners who helped to launch the Adobe Youth Voices program in 2006, and is currently administering AYV programs in Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, East Jerusalem, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, and the USA.
Since 2006, iEARN has provided professional development for over 600 educators around the world to join the Adobe Youth Voices program. Check out a sample of their students' media work on the iEARN Adobe Youth Voices YouTube Channel.
iEARN sites participate in Adobe Youth Voices Summit in August
iEARN delegations from Belarus, Brazil, Japan, Romania, South Africa, Uganda, and the USA are among youth attendees from around the globe attending the Adobe Youth Voices Summit at Santa Clara University in the Bay Area, California from August 4-7.
Participants have been collaborating online over several months in preparation for hands-on media making sessions, culminating in an AYV Live! celebration on August 6th in San Jose, California.
2011 iEARN Adobe Youth Voices Media Festival
The 2011 iEARN Adobe Youth Voices Media Festival was held on Tuesday, July 19, 7:30 - 9:30 in the Grand Auditorium at the 18th Annual iEARN Conference and 15th Annual Youth Summit in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which hosted 520 delegates from from 44 countries.
In addition to youth-produced videos from Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Uganda, the festival featured improv performances from the iEARN-Taiwan Youth Troupe, MC's Allan Kakinda from Uganda, and Dmitry Savelau from Belarus, and short remarks from participating Adobe Youth Voices educators Ladawan Hengwichitkul from Thailand, Warren Sparrow from South Africa, Mali Bickley from Canada, and Olga Prokhorenko from Russia.
Act 1: Environment
Patai Udom Suksa School, Thailand
Easy Steps to Follow
Schuchin State Gymnasium, Belarus
What Is Your Role?
Centro Juvenil Promocion Integral (CEJUV) and
Cámera ahí nos vemos, Mexico
Act 2: Bullying versus Speaking Up
EMEF Presidente João Pinheiro, Brazil
Khawla Secondary School, Bahrain
Minsk State College of Electronics, Belarus
W. H. Day Elementary School, Canada
Act 3: Health and Safety
The Incredible Adventures of Super Veggie Man
Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School, South Africa
Tu Salud en Juego
Centro Juvenil Promocion Integral (CEJUV), Mexico
Keep Safe at School
Whenhua Elementary School, Taiwan
There Is a Dead Bunny at the Lamp Post
E.E. Professor Manuel Ciridião Buarque, Brazil
Act 4: School Life and Our Future
Study Like a Talent and Live Like an Innocent
Pudong Foreign Languages School, China
Just as We Are
Moscow Educational Center 1471, Russia
Pudong Foreign Languages School, China
SchoolNet Uganda, Uganda
In addition to the festival, Adobe Youth Voices Essentials visual message and stop motion animation workshops were conducted for participants at the conference.
Photos from Adobe Youth Voices Workshops and Festival.
Adobe Youth Voices Media Festival in São Paulo
On June 18, over 100 students, teachers and guests joined together at Centro Brasileiro Britânico in São Paulo for an exhibition of youth-produced media created as part of the Adobe Youth Voices program being administered by Educadores Globais/iEARN-Brasil. See photos -
A similar exhibition of work is planned for Brasília later this month.