April 11, 2012

Submit media by April 20 to the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards

Adobe Youth Voices is the signature philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation intended to empower youth and educators through media making experiences that promote social change. As a part of this effort, the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards celebrates the extraordinary work of young media artists from around the world by recognizing top talent in media production.  The Aspire Awards is open to ALL youth.  Read more and submit today >

In addition to preparing for the Aspire Awards, iEARN Adobe Youth Voices participants around the world are busy planning and hosting their own Adobe Youth Voices End of Year Events.  Upcoming events this month include Adobe Youth Voices exhibitions in Argentina (see details) and Mexico (below).

Adobe Youth Voices Mexico Events, Spring 2012

April 26, 2012

Centro Cultural de España.
Teachers who completed the Spring Adobe professional development course will receive their certificates of completion in an informal setting with a chance to meet and swap ideas with their fellow educators.   

May 24, 2012.

Casa de Cultural de Santa Fe: Casa Meneses
Students and teachers who participated in the AYV project will present their works to the community. A panel discussion will speak to the importance of Youth Media as a format for social regeneration and empowerment.  

May 29, 2012.

Centro Cultural de España.
Students and teachers who participated in the AYV project will present their works to the community. A panel discussion will speak to the importance of Youth Media as a format for social regeneration and empowerment in the area.  

June 7, 2012.

Save the Children: Pino Suarez.
Students and teachers who participated in the AYV project from Save the Children Mexico will present their works to the community. Outreach and small demonstration workshops will be conducted alongside the screenings.

Dates are subject to change.

February 3, 2012

Youth Media Showcase in Orlando, Florida

As part of the Adobe Youth Voices Program, students in Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs's Social Studies class at Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida created social purpose videos about local community issues with the hope to change their audience’s way of thinking or behavior. Topics include Saving Money, Natural Disasters, Street Racing, Environmental Responsibility, Domestic Violence, New Immigrants, and Funding for the Arts. 

In December 2011, their Adobe Youth Voices videos were screened at the school’s Institute of Arts and Media Winter Festival Showcase.

Adobe Youth Voices Class

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 700 educators around the world to join the Adobe Youth Voices program. 

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September 30, 2011

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!!

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September 11, 2011

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.

August 6, 2011

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.

Read More about the Summit on the Adobe Blogs and follow Adobe Youth Voices on Facebook for more details and photos (also in the Adobe Youth Voices Flickr site).