Digital Literacy Project Wrap Party 2009!

We’re nearing the end of the Fall 2009 work shop series! Thursday December 10, 2009 the Digital Literacy Project will be having it’s Wrap Party to celebrate a season of effort and achievement! Come and check out web design and video projects by DLP participants from RECLAIM, James Lyng High School, W.O.R.D and Project 10.

The Digital Literacy Project welcomes participants, volunteers, workshop facilitators, friends and partners from the past, present and future to attend! The DLP Wrap Party is a kid friendly event. Refreshments will be served.

Time: Thursday, December 10, 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave. (métro Atwater)
The party will be upstairs in the auditorium.

RECLAIM Video Workshop 2009

Participants from RECLAIM Literacy Council took to the streets of downtown Montreal, documenting all that they found visually intriguing in the city. With the help of video artist and musician Eric Craven, they then edited their footage into three unique videos.

Participants: Elena, Dwight and Ramsay

Facilitator: Eric Craven

Video Workshop: October and November 2009

Fall Workshops 2009

This fall’s series of Digital Literacy workshops are fast approaching! The DLP will be working with both new and returning youth and literacy organizations this October and November, on a variety of exciting new media projects.

This spring the peer educators of Head and Hands Sense Project worked with previous Diglital Literacy Project coordinator Miriam Verburg to create an awesome documentary that looks at attitudes towards sex education and sexual health. We will continue working with Head and Hands this fall, this time in connection with Jeunesse 2000, the youth programming and Drop-In Centre.

We’re also excited to continue working with students from James Lyng High School. James Lyng High School. Students will work with Lynn Worrell, a video and multimedia artist on a video project. Lynn has a great relationship with James Lyng having done a number of previous projects with them, including a project on hip-hop and literacy.

The volunteers from W.O.R.D (Writing Our Rhymes Down), an organization which teaches literacy through hip hop, will be participating in a web design workshop with facilitator Jon Lebensold, where they will gain valuable skills that can be integrated into W.O.R.D’s curriculum, as well as create and construct and independently maintain an official website for W.O.R.D. Montreal.

The DLP is excited to be working with Project 10 for the first time! Youth from Project 10’s drop-in program will be participating in an exciting web design workshop, facilitated by Montreal web designer Angela Gabereau. The workshops will focus on basic web design and management skills, with the end goal of conducting a much needed revamp of Project 10’s website!

Reclaim Literacy has been tutoring adult learners at the Atwater Library for several years. Earlier this year, Reclaim members participated in ‘Making Oral History Digital: Oral Stories and Literacy’, an audio recording workshop series. Reclaim will again be working with the Digital Literacy project this fall, this time putting their stories to moving images in a video workshop by Eric Craven.

W.O.R.D Web Design Workshop Fall 2009

WORD Website

With the guidance and expertise of web designer Jon Lebensold, volunteers from W.O.R.D, a youth organization that teaches literacy through hip hop, designed and built W.O.R.D.’s very own website! Jon also taught volunteers the ropes of project planning for a website, and provided them with the sills to maintain the website once the workshop is over.

Participants: Shanti, Nicola, E.J., Lynn and Butta

Facilitator: Jon Lebensold

Web Design Workshop: October and November 2009

James Lyng High School Video Projects Fall 2009

Two James Lyng students participated in a media awareness themed video workshop facilitated by new media and video artist Lynn Worrell. Part of the workshop involved taking a field trip to CUTV to learn how to do green screen. Check out the videos they made!

Participants: Lia and Tyler

Facilitator: Lynn Worrell

Volunteers Tim Kelly, Catherine Cooper(CUTV field trip)

Video Workshop: October and November 2009