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Using Youth Development Approach to Foster Global Learning through Media & Technology Using Youth Development Approach to Foster Global Learning through Media & Technology Document Transcript

  • USING A YOUTH DEVELOPMENTAPPROACH TO FOSTER GLOBAL LEARNING THROUGH MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY Presented by:   Ellen O’Connell, Partnership for After School Education Charmagne Campbell‐Patton, World Savvy Dan Sadowsky, U.S. Fund for UNICEF Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning Conference  June 29, 2012 (3:30‐4:45)AgendaI. Workshop Overview and IntroductionsII. Overview of Youth Development and Afterschool Youth OutcomesIII. Global Learning through Media and Technology: Program examples, resources, and challengesIV. Why Global Competence MattersV. Q & A and Wrap UpPASE Mission and Reach The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) is a child- focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs, particularly those serving young people from underserved communities. PASE is a thriving network of over 1,600 afterschool agencies in New York City who collectively serve over 500,000 youth each year. For more information visit us at www.pasesetter.org 1
  • PASE’s Four Roles PASE accomplishes its mission by building the capacity of individual afterschool staff, youth-serving organizations, and the field as a whole, all with the goal of increasing the availability of quality services to youth during nonschool hours. • of afterschool programs through expert Builds Capacity training and management support • diverse groups of stakeholders to Convenes develop consensus on priorities and best practices • for providers, helping their voices reach Advocates national groups, policy makers, and the public • efforts to advance the field as a thought Leads leader and innovator Recent PASE AccomplishmentsCapacity Building Convening Advocating and Leading•114 training sessions for •4 strategic discussions, 2 •14th Annual PASEsetter2,469 afterschool forums, and 2 resource fairs Awards Ceremony with overprofessionals from 688 for over 550 individuals. 450 guests (2012)afterschool agencies. •Annual Citywide conference •New York State Afterschool•2 webinars for 142 for f over 340 attendees. d Network (NYSAN) Steeringafterschool professionals. Committee and Co-Chair the •48 guests at the Third Capacity Building Committee.•Over 900 hours of technical Annual Janet Kelley Lectureassistance to 46 agencies. •26 participants in Emerging •60 attendees at the Leaders in Nonprofit•12 presentations at 5 PASE/Baruch College Management Coursenational conferences with Emerging Leaders inattendance of over 300 Nonprofit Management •Publication of Afterschoolindividuals. Course Culminating Event Youth Outcomes Inventory (2010) and PASE Network News Principles of Youth Development  Supportive Organizational Structure  Safe Physical Environment  Holistic Approach to Young People  Opportunities for Contribution  Caring and Trusting Relationships  High Expectations  Engaging Activities  Continuity for Youth Source: A Guided Tour of Youth Development, Youth Development Institute 2
  • Afterschool Youth Outcomes SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL OUTCOMES INVENTORYOUTCOMES INDICATORS SUB-INDICATORSB. Improved Life Expanded global and •Level of interest in investigatingSkills cultural awareness other countries and cultures •Ability to recognize and respect different perspectives •Ability to communicate complex ideasD. Improved Increased ability to •Ability to accept and considerRelationships work with diverse others’ perspectives and ideas individuals •Ability to be equally respectful to all peopleWho We Are:Mission: To educate and engage youth in community and world affairsHistory: Founded– San Francisco (2002) Regional Expansion – New York (2007); T i Citi (2007) Twin Cities (2008)Programs: Youth Engagement – Arts & Project-Based, Teacher Training, Resource Development, Customized ConsultingImpact: 250,000 youth, 1900 educators reached since 2002 ApproachSustained integration of global competency into teaching and learning through:  Comprehensive Professional Development  Enhance educators’ content knowledge  Build capacity to engage youth in making local-global connections, sharing perspectives, seeking solutions & taking informed action  Youth Engagement Programs  Deepen content knowledge & build skills – communication, collaboration, critical thinking  Value of global citizenship and informed action locally and globally  Community recognition & youth voice 3
  • Think Beyond Borders: Technology Integration Professional Development  Online community, Webinars Youth Engagement  Media literacy, connecting, sharing ideas Educational Resources  World Savvy Monitor, Resource LibraryExample: World Savvy Challenge History Program Goals Program Model – PBL, Flexible, Youth-centered Technology Integration & National ExpansionGoal of TeachUNICEF 4
  • D1 A Global Citizen A global citizen understands interconnectedness, respects and values diversity, has the ability to challenge injustice, and y g j , takes action in personally meaningful ways. TeachUNICEF and UNICEF Offerings  Resources  Educator Workshops  Connecting Classrooms  Voicesof Youth What is Connecting Classrooms? A free educational program • Designed to link classrooms around the world • Enables students in developing and industrialized countries to collaborate around topics of shared concern An online community of classrooms • Connected via an innovative platform designed to be accessible from areas with both low and high bandwidth A youth network for global citizenship • Emphasis on local action with a connection to the global • Empowers youth to be heard on their own terms 5
  • Objectives To promote team work To provide students with the tools necessary to strengthen their IT and web literacy skills To increase knowledge about and awareness of global issues affecting young people, and to encourage discussion and active dialogue about these issues within schools and between different countries To strengthen cross-cultural communication skills and expand awareness of other cultures and national perspectives To provide greater understanding of how to advocate for social change Students work in teams to contribute to the Connecting Classrooms platform in the fields of Health, Earth and Environment, and Food and AgriculturePilot Year 1 Franklin Lakes, In the United States, we NJ have four classrooms already using the platform (total of 95 students) Bronx, US There are additional Harry S. Truman classrooms coming onFranklin Lakes, USRamapo High School, School High School, USA board in LuxembourgAnthropology 2, USARamapo High School,Anthropology 5, USA In Sub-Saharan Africa, we have classrooms from Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Liberia and Ghana participating 6
  • Increased knowledge and Empowerment and a greater awareness of principal issues understanding of how to affecting young people around advocate for social change the world Improved cross-cultural A greater understanding of communication, web, communication web and IT mobile and web-based literacy skills technologies and how to use them to affect change Sustainable expansion, bringing more classrooms onto the platform from all over the United States and the world GoalsGlobal Competence Why does it matter? Q Questions? 7
  • Resources A Guided Tour of Youth Development: The Youth Development Institute. http://www.ydinstitute.org/resources/index.html Afterschool Youth Outcomes Inventory: Partnership for After School Education. http://www.pasesetter.org/outcomes/outcomes_inventory.html Edutopia (Project-based Learning): http://www.edutopia.org/project- based-learning UNICEF Voices of Youth: http://www.voicesofyouth.org/en World Savvy Monitor & Resource Library: www.worldsavvy.orgContact InformationEllen O’Connell, Managing Director - ProgramsPartnership for After School Education120 Broadway, Suite 230, New York, NY 10271P: 212-571-2664 E: eoconnell@pasesetter.orgwww.pasesetter.orgCharmagne Campbell-Patton, Challenge Program ManagerWorld Savvy619 10th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55404P: 612-767-4438 E: charmagne@worldsavvy.orgwww.worldsavvy.orgDaniel Sadowsky, Assistant Director, EducationU.S. Fund for UNICEF125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038P: (212) 922-2512 E: dsadowsky@unicefusa.orgwww.unicefusa.org 8