We kicked things off with a quick recap of our recent Summer Code Party. Overall, we had a great turnout from Hive NYC members who had the opportunity to co-learn with youth. There was a casual, informal vibe, but participants were intensely engaged with the projects. The “make a sport” activity led by Institute of Play was a big hit. And we all made some new friends! We’re planning some other, similar events so stay tuned for details.
- The Global Kids-New York Public Library program, NYC Haunts, is coming to a close. A video is forthcoming so you can see it in action!
- Global Kids is also working with Brooklyn Public Library on Race to the White House, a two-week, civic geocaching summer camp where youth will be co-developing games around electoral issues. They’re planning a culminating event on August 3rd, so if you’re interested in attending, shoot a note here. The program is also part of a pilot with the National Summer Learning Association. They’re working closely with a teaching fellow to help bring state standards into the project and then use the experience to inform classroom practices in the fall.
- The Hive badging program is moving full-steam ahead. Beta training is underway and current participants include The New York Public Library, YMCA of Greater New York, The POINT CDC, Coopher-Hewitt National Design Museum and Global Kids. Also, check out Barry’s reading and commentary of Franklin Wants a Badge-interesting insight that explores themes that come up in the discussion about digital badges for lifelong learning.
- The Institute of Play’s week-long Mobile Quest Summer Camp (learn game design in Chelsea) is starting July 23rd, and they have available spots for rising 6th and 7th graders. Register here if you’re interested!