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.