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Friday, October 10 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Supporting Meaningful and Civil Youth Voices in a Global, Digital World

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In this interactive course, Carrie James (Project Zero) and Chris Sloan (educator, National Writing Project & Youth Voices) will explore the affordances of our global, digital world for youth engagement in meaningful and civil dialogue. We begin with the important premise that opportunities for voice are central for youth development, empowerment and global awareness. We also recognize that online spaces are central venues for voice and dialogue today. In this session, we will share insights from research and practice that point to the positive opportunities and complex challenges of online dialogue for youth in particular. Participants will engage in various activities in which they consider what meaningful and respectful dialogue can look like online. Through these activities, the presenters will share a set of ideas and tools–including a pedagogy of listening, selected thinking routines and features of face-to-face dialogue–that can be leveraged to support positive dialogue online. The presenters will also introduce participants to two platforms – Youth Voices and Out of Eden Learn—which are designed to create the conditions for meaningful and civil online exchanges.

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Carrie James

Principal Investigator, Harvard Project Zero
Carrie James is a Research Associate and Principal Investigator at Project Zero, and a Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research explores young people’s digital, moral, and civic lives.
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Chris Sloan

English & media teacher, Judge Memorial High School
Judge Memorial English teacher and media adviser. Helping to develop youthvoices.net since 2005. Teacher consultant with the National Writing Project and KQED Education. Google Certified Innovator. EPET PhD candidate at Michigan State University. Participates in Teachers Teaching... Read More →

Friday October 10, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
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