2022 Digital Day Camp: Open Call for Teachers
Ends on June 15, 2022
Are you an aspiring educator interested in the intersections of art, technology, and care?
IT’S BACK Digital Day Camp (DDC’22) and Eyebeam is looking for teaching artists who are excited about sharing their craft.
Eyebeam is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization that fosters collaborative technology explorations for a more imaginative and just world. Eyebeam youth programs have been connecting young artists with artists critically engaged with the impact of technology on culture since 1998. This summer, we will be hosting the Digital Day Camp (DDC’22) for youth art and technology students at Eyebeam for six weeks this July 11th to August 19th. Participants will take part in hands-on workshops led by artists and educators.
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 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.
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/safety-health-wellness/coronavirus-information/safety-and-health/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-requirement.html
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)
- We’re looking to provide a mix of class and workshop experiences; Art, Digital technologies, Software, Hardware & Critical Thinking.
- We can pay up to $200/day for a class/workshop (inclusive of prep). Payment will be delivered at the end of the session and the payment rate would be dependent on the length of the class/workshop (e.g. an hour-long demo would be less).
- We have a separate budget for materials you may need.
- Teachers should provide a clear syllabus to the students before their session so students can continue learning about the topics they were introduced to after they leave class. (will provide examples)
Accessibility All workshops will take place at NYU, 370 Jay Street. Brooklyn, an accessible space. For questions regarding accessibility, please contact Adele Loye via email at email@example.com. What we are looking for: Classes or workshops that teach skills and explore how technology impacts our lives.
We are seeking proposals for classes that uphold our guiding principles around education;
- Teach technology through art, encouraging self-expression, inquiry, and life-long learning habits.
- Engage students to think critically about technology and its use to further social justice, equality, and activism.
- Empower students to use technology as a tool for creation, enabling them to be producers, not only consumers.
- Teach fundamental technology concepts by pairing minimal materials with maximum impact.
- Develop public speaking skills and presentation.
We ask that teachers prepare a handout with additional resources for students so they can continue learning about these topics.
For potential Digital Day Camp instructors: All programs/software used should be open-source, and workshops should take into consideration the potential accessibility needs of students. Accessible documentation (with regards to screen reader accessibility, alt-text of images, and cognitively accessible language) of workshop syllabus, presentations, and resources will be expected, towards which Eyebeam will provide support and assistance. All documentation will be uploaded onto Github to be shared with a larger community of students and educators. Click here for a workshop template. For more information on previous Digital Day Camp programs, please check out – http://www.eyebeam.org/digital-day-camp. For questions, please contact Adele Loye, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter & Instagram: @eyebeamnyc
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.
Adele Loye | she/her
Digital Day Camp
185 Wythe Avenue, Office F1
Brooklyn, NY 11249-3120