My name is Adele Loye, Digital Day Camp (DDC) program coordinator here at Eyebeam. I hope all is well with you and your day is coming along nicely. Digital Day Camp 2022 will launch this summer and we are looking for teaching assistants. I have also attached two PDF documents with more information about the program. Feel free to share! Here is some information below:
2022 Digital Day Camp: Open Call for Teaching Assistants
Ends on June 15, 2022
Are you an aspiring educator interested in the intersections of art, technology, and care?
This year’s theme is Accessible Smart Cities and the Digital Twin.
This summer, Eyebeam will host its annual Digital Day Camp (DDC) in-person/hybrid for 6 weeks from July 11 – August 19 for students in the New York City area, and across the country.
DDC Students will work in-person/hybrid with artist-educators and Eyebeam staff, engaging in hands-on workshops that focus on the intersection of art, technology, and community organizing. This year, we are continuing to build on a new hybrid model for DDC in response to the pandemic and will be incorporating a number of exciting new digital tools as well as increased opportunities for students to share their work with the broader Eyebeam community. Over the course of six weeks, students will be invited to explore and create their own examples of tech tools for social justice, culminating in a public presentation in the sixth week.
How will classes be conducted?
Digital Day Camp will run for a total of six weeks from July 11 – August 19, 2022, and will consist of two groups of 15 students each. Structured workshops run two days a week for each cohort, with the third day of field trips, guest speakers, and open hours midweek for both cohorts to meet.
Classes will meet in person/hybrid* at New York University, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY, and hybrid options are available over Zoom and Discord. Cohort 1 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and Cohort 2 will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Classes will take place from 10 am to 4 pm, with multiple breaks and free lunch.
Applicants will be asked to indicate which section fits best with their schedule. Field trips and open hours (for guest speakers, class questions, or collective play) led by teachers and TAs are on Wednesday.
What: Digital Day Camp (teens)
When: Six-week sessions between July 11th – August 19th
Who: Digital Day Camp serves appx. 30 high school students aged 14-18 with various levels of experience with technology
How: 2 Cohorts (1&2) split into aligning 3 days of the 5-day week.
When: July 11th through August 19th, Monday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (early start 9:30 am)
Where: NYU, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York (Metro Tech)
* Please be aware that there are Covid guidelines at NYU 370 Jay street which include uploading proof of vaccination. Please find further information here: https://www.nyu.edu/life/
You are available for both cohort’s class times, open hours, and up to 2 hours extra per class day for preparation and logistics
You will be assisting teaching artists, high school students, and the Program Coordinator with a mix of class and workshop experiences remotely
You will coordinate with Eyebeam’s Programs Coordinator about program activities/icebreakers and assist with Discord classroom logistics
You have experience or familiarity with Discord, Max/MSP, and remote teaching or learning remotely, in addition to interest or knowledge in this year’s theme
At this time, we are only able to hire applicants legally eligible to work in the United States.
You will be paid $20/hour with a projected total of 95 hours ($1,900). Payment will be delivered on the second and last week of the camp, and the total payment is dependent on your attendance and actual hours worked.
About our pedagogical approach
Every educational initiative is core to the furtherance of Eyebeam’s mission. We believe in:
Openness: to teach technology through art, encouraging self-expression and inquiry with the goal to create learning habits that are long-lasting and self-perpetuating.
Justice: to engage students to think critically about technology practices and how they can be used to further social justice, equality, and activism.
Invention: to empower youth to see technology as a tool for creation, enabling them to be producers, not only consumers.
For application questions, please contact Adele Loye (DDC Programs Coordinator) at email@example.com.
Eyebeam is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and members of other historically marginalized groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.