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Web Citizenship Boot Camp

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This project was submitted by an applicant to the Digital Media and Learning Competition.

Web Citizenship Boot Camp

Yale University Information Technology Services

Program Summary

Youth in IT @ Yale will host its First Annual Web Citizenship Boot Camp at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. In a six-week program sponsored by Yale Information Technology Services (ITS), participants will be engaged in a learning experience to build community and social engagement through the use of technology. Five youths ages 14 to 17 will collaborate with Yale professionals and each other to explore what it means to practice good web behavior and focus on the importance of sharing and connecting to others in a positive way. Students will participate in sessions that address engagement through social media outlets; shadow ITS employees in day-to-day activities that work towards providing a safe, secure, and inclusive web; and learn the video production and in-class presentation skills necessary to promote digital citizenship to their peers throughout New Haven and online. Through shadowing, students will be given the opportunity to explore roles of technology professionals in the areas of information security, instructional technologies, broadcast and media, and technology support and services. Students will be encouraged to continue to serve as ambassadors of digital citizenship throughout the school year as they continue to present their final program and lesson to their peers in New Haven and across the state of Connecticut.

Agenda

Orientation July 18th 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Provide an overview of the summer project. Collect and finalize all documentation, review requirements for participation. Review program schedule and objectives.
Week One July 22nd – July 26th 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday Increase learning through engaging with various ITS departments and functions in the production and management of digital content
Learn and review topics related to the production and management of digital content

Week Two July 29th – August 2nd 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday Gain introductory knowledge to various departments in ITS and how they use and produce digital content at Yale

Week Three August 5th – August 9th 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday Gain increased exposure to functions of various IT departments through a job shadowing experience

Week Four August 12th – August 16th 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday Learn the basic concepts and software for digital video production.

Week Five August 19th – August 23rd 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday Identify central theme, create story and layout, create and produce final digital media project and any complementary materials.

Week Six August 26th – August 30th 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday Identify and host at least four presentations of the digital project.

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