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

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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.

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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

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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

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Sense Project Peer-ed Documentary Spring 2009

Youth peer-educators involved in Head and Hands’ Sense Project braved the spring showers alongside new media professional Miriam Verburg, and hit the streets in order to find out more about Montrealer’s knowledge about sexual health and attitudes towards young peoples sexual health! Find out what people had to say!

Facilitator: Miriam Verburg

Volunteers: Jos Porter (Sense Project Coordinator) and Robin Kelley (Sense Project volunteer)

Video Workshop: Spring 2009

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