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<nettime-ann> [call] Kids Connect - teaching opportunity
Josephine Dorado on Fri, 2 Jun 2006 21:46:44 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> [call] Kids Connect - teaching opportunity


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Hi, all!
Please feel free to forward to interested parties and apologies for cross-postings...
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Kids ConnectÂseeks Amsterdam-based instructors for our first pilot program this July. We will be teaching digital storytelling, audio/visual performance and virtual collaboration to students aged 13 to 17, and connecting online with teens in a parallel workshop series in New York.

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The workshops will run from 18 July through 2 August from 13:00-17:00, with a possible additional showcase on 10 August. There is also the possibility of continuing to teach in a future series of Kids Connect workshops scheduled as after-school programs in the fall (October). The workshops in Amsterdam are being sponsored by Imagine IC and Waag Society.

Description:
Kids Connect is a series of summer workshops providing teens the opportunity to learn cutting edge skills in media, arts and technology. Participants will connect and create with other teens in New York and Amsterdam via audio/visual and streaming Internet technologies within the online virtual world of Second Life.Â

New York< >Nieuw Amsterdam will be the theme of the workshops -- exploring New Yorkâs Dutch heritage, (the city was known as âNieuw Amsterdamâ in the 17th century) and the connection between historical and contemporary culture in New York and Amsterdam. Through digital storytelling and streaming video and audio, a tale of two cities will be created.Â

Kids Connect invites students to turn consumer technologies such as computers, video cameras, and MP3 players into creative tools. Guided by artists and educators from the fields of improvisation, sound, video, and performance, they will learn skills like VJ-ing, soundscaping, and digital storytelling. The final project will be a networked performance between youth in New York and Amsterdam, also occurring in Second Life.Â

website: http://zoomlab.org/kc
wiki: http://zoomlab.org/wiki/index.php?title=Kids_Connect

requirements:
Ï teaching experience
Ï experience with both Mac and Windows computers
Ï videography and webcasting experience
Ï familiarity with instant messaging, HTML, wikis, search engines
Ï experience with digital video cameras, digital still cameras, MP3 players
Ï working knowledge of image editing software (Photoshop and similar), video editing software (iMovie, Final Cut, Avid, etc), sound editing software (Garage Band, Sound Edit, Audacity, etc)
Ï familiarity with the Second Life environment
Ï fluency in Dutch and English

desirable:
Ï Second Life building and scripting skills
Ï audio/visual performance skills (live music, VJ-ing, etc)

If interested, please forward your CV toÂkidsconnect-adam {AT} zoomlab.orgÂwith "instructors" in the subject line.


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