We invite teachers to join the National Writing Project teachers who started Youth Voices in 2003 as a social network where students discuss their passions.
Sobre tu organización
Nombre de la organización
New York City Writing Project
Sitio web de la organización
País de la organización
Estados Unidos, NY, Bronx, Bronx County
Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
Estados Unidos, XX
Tu organización es
Tu rol en la Educación
Tipo de escuela(s) afiliada(s) con tu solución:
¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?
Más de 5 años
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Establecida (pasó las etapas anteriores y ha demostrado éxito)
¿Hace cuánto que viene operando tu organización?
Operando más de 5 años
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
Youth Voices is a school-based social network created in 2003 and maintained by National Writing Project teachers. We have learned a lot about how to encourage youth voices using many different media, building out of their own passions and concerns. With "authentic conversation" at the center of our mission, we have learned how to make comments and learning how to make comments central to our work with students. Our site would be richer, our students conversations more authentic, and our shared curriculum (missions and guides) might be stronger if we had more teachers and their students working with us. We are proud of our network of about a dozen teachers who use the site, but we would like to invite and include more teacher and their students to join us on this journey.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
This spring we are piloting a face-to-face study group, working with six New York City Writing Project teachers to integrate the approaches and technologies of Youth Voices into their classrooms, and to learn from these teachers what they need to make Youth Voices a more effective tool for authentic conversations and multimedia discussions. We would like to "scale across" to other local National Writing Project, and invite more face-to-face study groups to form. These would be groups of National Writing Project teachers who are amplifying their students voices on Youth Voices, and nurturing their empathetic responses to the other youths' posts they find on our social network. For years, we have been using a weekly webcast http://teachersteachingteachers.org to help coordinate, inspire, and connect teachers who are using http://youthvoices.net We would continue to do this. And we have started to use P2PU to help coordinate as well: http://p2pu.org/en/groups/connected-learning-with-youth
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
Youth Voices is a school-based social network. It is a site built by the teacher-friendly Drupal shop, FunnyMonkey. Many years of design and re-design have been invested in this teacher-created tool. We are proud of it, and we have a long list of improvements waiting for financial support to all us to implement. One way the study groups will make a difference is that they will continue to help us develop a site that meets the needs of teachers and students who want to have authentic conversations based on rich, multimedia discussion posts that come from the passions, concerns and interests of individual students. But Youth Voices is also a community of teachers, mainly based in the New York Writing Project, but nationally as well. Youth Voices a way for teachers K-college to invite their students to learn in connected, empathetic ways in a trusted community of peers. We want to build this community both through online networking and through face-to-face meeting where we develop our projects together and ask questions of each other. We believe that having both a foot on the ground in local National Writing Projects and one foot in the cloud at P2PU http://p2pu.org/en/groups/connected-learning-with-youth-voices and weekly at our webcast at http://edtechtalk.com/teachersteachingteachers that we will have a strong path toward building this project into something truly amazing. Any why? For our students to have a wider audience to learn from and with. We think we can build stronger ties between teachers and their students on our already effective site, Youth Voices.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
For a decade now, teachers have been experimenting with blogs in their classrooms. A couple of problems have become immediately obvious. First, how do we build a network of peers for our students to write for and to respond to? Second, what happens to these blog when our class is finished? A third concern has to do with safety and citizenship in these online spaces. We think we help to answer some of these problems with Youth Voices. When students post on a social network like Youth Voices, they are much more likely to get a response. In fact, learning to compose positive, dialogical comments is as important as anything on Youth Voices, and this addresses many of the concerns about safety. Finally,Youth Voices is an ongoing site that will be here year after year. A Student's work endures.
Ahora que has pensado en tu innovación, ayúdanos a presentarla.
Define tu empresa, programa, servicio o producto en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
We are thrilled each day by the comments and posts students create on Youth Voices. Why not add your students' voices to the mix?
Identifica lo que es innovador en tu solución en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
We'll build our Youth Voices community with teachers meeting in local study groups and online in a weekly webcast and in a P2PU course.
Esta presentación se trata de
¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
Dozens of teachers have been involved with the Youth Voices community since 2003 when we started, with a few of us making up the core teachers. National Writing Project teachers from Alaska and California to Utah and Colorado and from Louisiana and Mississippi and from Maryland to New York and more have found Youth Voices to be a valuable tool for their students to publish their multimedia projects and to develop a positive online presence through their work with niche groups. The teachers who have been working on this project over the past nine years have been early adopters: technology teachers, digital photography and art teachers, journalism teachers, and risk-taking English teachers. It's been an exciting journey. We've learned a lot both about how to build and maintain a social network and nurture a community of like-minded teachers. We're ready to expand this community and to invite in teachers who are looking for positive ways for their students to learn from their peers.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
We hope to see local study groups in at least ten local National Writing Project Sites. Each of these sites will have a study group that will be modeled on the one we are currently building in the New York City Writing Project. This design will sustain a Youth Voices presence in these local sites because it won't depend on any particular teachers's ability to continue to work with the site. These study groups will build capacity to develop the technological and pedagogical support needed for local teachers to have their students find success as commenters and discussion post creators on Youth Voices. At the same time teachers in these study groups will find support nationally by connecting from time to time on our weekly webcast, Teachers Teaching Teachers, and on our P2PU course.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
We have found that there are many technological hurdles for teachers as they begin to see the value of using Youth Voices as often as possible. Many teachers still do not have the kind of access to computers that they would like, and there are often problems with schools blocking both Youth Voices itself and with other sites students might need to use. Having the support of a local National Writing Project and a group of teachers who might be facing similar issues should help individual teachers overcome some of these difficulties. Another area of concern has to do with how the design of Youth Voices, with its emphasis on freedom and student-generated questions and projects fits within the curriculum of particular schools. Working together we can find ways to meet those expectations too.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Successful integration of Youth Voices in the classrooms of the six teachers in the NYC Writing Project Youth Voices Study Group
Identification and coordination of at least six other local National Writing Projects that will develop study groups.
Development of the P2PU course and continued development and better support with current teachers in the Youth Voices network.
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Successful integration of Youth Voices in a few classrooms in each of six study groups in other National Writing Project sites.
Support of study group leaders in local National Writing Project sites.
Development of the site to meet the needs of the teachers whose students are working on it.
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
There have been a couple of the moments. First, about a decade ago, we realized that a few groups of National Writing Project teachers had similar blogging and cross-blogging projects in the works. It was an "Aha!" for us to realize the value of bring these projects together in one ongoing, larger network of teachers working together and students finding each other more easily. Another "Aha!" happened when we realized that the work we do face-to-face in local National Writing Project sites couldn't be replaced by the wonderful experiences of meeting online in our weekly Webcast, Teachers Teaching Teachers. Yes, that connection beyond geography has always been important, but the "knitting bee's" -- as we have compared them to -- that are our tech study groups, that meet every other week in each others schools couldn't be replaced. We have "Aha's" all the time when we come together physically AND when we meet online. We need both, we've come to understand. And our students do too.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
Youth Voices is a school-based social network that was started in 2003 by a group of National Writing Project teachers. Many of us are active members in our local National Writing Project sites, and Youth Voices is managed by teachers in the New York City Writing Project. In addition, many of us count ourselves as members of the World Bridges community, and we meet regularly using Google+ Hangouts and Livestream on a weekly webcast/podcast, Teachers Teaching Teachers, which has been broadcast live every Wednesday evening over the EdTechTalk channel of the WorldBridges network since 2006.
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
The program associates at the National Writing Project will support us. The directors, consultants, and staff at the New York City Writing Project, which is housed in the Institute of Literacy Studies at Lehman College will continue to support us. In reality, we are peers who support each other, we are Teachers Teaching Teachers, and our network is strong!
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