April 12, 2013

Exhibit your youth-produced media through Adobe Youth Voices

We are pleased to announce that the Adobe Youth Voices program will be sponsoring a special iEARN Adobe Youth Voices International Media Festival at the 2013 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit in Doha, Qatar on July 2, 2013.  The festival will highlight selected youth-produced media created by young people in the Adobe Youth Voices program in iEARN over the past year.  iEARN's Adobe Youth Voices educators and youth - > stay tuned for details on how to submit to the festival. (Download a banner [jpg] here)

Submit your media to the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards! 

In addition, Adobe is sponsoring the second year of the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards - an global, online competition OPEN TO ALL that encourages youth to creatively express their vision for driving positive change in local communities.

The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards invites youth to explore issues that are important to them, and to present potential solutions through photo essays, music videos, and other forms of visual storytelling. Youth participants team up with adult educators and submit original, high-quality content for online viewing and voting. Finalist entries are judged by a diverse panel of professionals working in art, film, and other creative fields, and also by the general public through social media engagement.

Winning projects receive software, hardware, opportunities to advance creative ideas toward implementation, and other prizes Additionally, their entries are featured at distinguished exhibitions, including international film festivals and other arts organization events.

Read more about the Aspire Awards, and submit your youth-produced media by April 19th! >

June 16, 2012

2012 iEARN Adobe Youth Voices Media Festival

Want to check out the videos shown at the 2012 Virtual iEARN Adobe Youth Voices Media Festival?  Visit the iEARN Adobe Youth Voices YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/iearnayv and leave comments for the artists on the 2012 Virtual iEARN Adobe Youth Voices Media Festival blog.

Congratulations to all the youth media makers from around the world who screened their videos at the 3-day event using iEARN's Adobe Youth Voices Adobe Connect Room.

Missed it?  Want to relive the excitement?  Follow the links below to view the recordings of each session.  Stay tuned for news about the 2013 iEARN Adobe Youth Voices Media Festival.

June 20
June 21
June 22

Playlist Below!

Festival Program (pdf)

June 20: 18:00-19:00 GMT
2:00-3:00 pm New York City time

Make Your Own Kind of Happiness
Instituto Parroquial Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, Argentina

A Rainforest Fable
Fieldcrest Elementary School, Canada

Absent Parents
Prepa Ibero, Mexico

Isn't it Our Home?
Izz Basic Education School, Oman

Differences Can Make the World's Greatest Portrait
Centro Interescolar de Linguas de Ceilandia, Brazil

June 21: 20:30-21:30 GMT
4:30-5:30 pm New York City time

Planting a Tree
Centro de Ensino Fundamental Telebrasilia, Brazil

This Is My Home
MakHill Media, Uganda

A Voice for Orphans
PMM Girls' School, Uganda

The Bullying Monster
Madre de la Misericordia School, Argentina

Human Rights
EE Prof. José Pinto Marcondes Pestana, Brazil

June 22: 10:00-11:00 GMT
6:00-7:00 am New York City time

Smile 2012 Japan
Nishi Junior High School, Japan

The Forgotten Lives
Shanghai Pudong Foreign Languages School, China

I Want My Life Back
College of Electronics in Minsk, Belarus

Forest Story
Braslav Gymnasium, Belarus

Special Not Different
Colegiul National Ecaterina Teodoroiu, Romania

Be Clean, Keep Clean
SITE Model, Government B/G Secondary School, Pakistan

Class Is...
Kostyukovichi State Gymnasia, Belarus

April 27, 2012

iEARN Adobe Youth Voices educators at Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo

iEARN Adobe Youth Voices educators in São Paulo gathered in Ibirapuera Park (the biggest park in São Paulo) and produced a video inspired by the Adobe Youth Voices program, using the concept "Create with Purpose."

The activity was designed by iEARN-Brasil AYV media mentor Wagner Silva to support teachers who were interested in knowing more about using video and images for telling a story and communicating a message.
iEARN-Brasil will be hosting its Adobe Youth Voices Exhibition in São Paulo on July 23rd

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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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