This Hive project is an exciting new collaboration between Free Spirit Media and the Convergence Design Lab at Columbia College.
The project is a professional development and participatory action research initiative designed to build the capacity of youth media mentors to teach and assess digital literacies and civic engagement among participants.
The project seeks to deepen the Hive Network’s understanding of the connection between youth media pedagogy/practices and learning outcomes across the three domains of creative workforce development, civic readiness, and continuous learning. The project will provide an opportunity to test out and refine the 3Cs of Participatory Media and Learning framework while developing a set of authentic assessment tools, instruments and project-based rubrics that will be made available to the larger Hive Network, providing an efficient set of tried and true strategies for measuring youth learning outcomes and competencies. Free Spirit Media’s experience will serve as a case study and model for broader implementation.
Completion of the project and the resources we create will enhance the capacity of youth media organizations to integrate performance-based assessments into their routine practice of implementation and development.