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Friday, March 10 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Empowering Young Minds with Creativity and Computational Thinking in Boston Public Schools

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BPS Youth Voices Program is part of a signature global philanthropy program designed to provide youth in underserved communities with the critical skills they need to become active and engaged members of their communities and the world at large. This initiative ignites young people’s Creative Confidence—the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems—thereby empowering them to find their voice and make it heard. At the heart of the BPS Youth Voices Project is an educational methodology that provides youth with the inspiration, training, and technology to create original, thought-provoking media works on relationships, human rights, the environment, and other topics. Through these experiences, participants hone skills of self-expression, ideation, collaboration, flexibility, and persistence— the skills we regard as central to Creative Confidence. The program comes to life as young people identify an issue they care about, and express a point of view on that issue by creating original media content – from videos to essays, animation to music. BPS Youth Voices team will share thought provoking visuals and film student projects along with our teaching learning experiences. In addition, we will also share exemplars from our Computer Science Learning modules developed in collaboration with student leaders, lead educators and community organizations

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Rashmi Pimprikar

Program Director, Boston Public Schools
My Name is Rashmi Pimprikar. I am mom to a very active toddler and work for Boston Public Schools Digital Learning Team. I Direct Programmatic initiatives related to STEM and Multimedia Design. For example The BPS Adobe Youth Voices Initiative is backed with progressive educational methodology and curriculum that is designed with a purpose of empowering youth voice to create original, inspiring, thought provoking media works on relationships... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 407 Capacity 20

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