Good News everyone! FYBY's first workshop of 2012 went smashingly well! On March 8th, Youth Ottawa's Engagement Coordinator, Devyn, traveled to Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville to deliver our Critical Media Consumption workshop to 3 classes of grade 7 & 8 students as part of a social justice learning retreat day organized by their Chaplain, Mary. read more »
CAYFO’s own FYBY News is reloading to serve the needs of Ottawa youth! Our re-vamped mandate to create digital and physical spaces for Ottawa youth to learn, share, and critique is in need of some talented people. We have 6 exciting new positions available:
The FYBY 48-Hour Film Fest will be an unprecedented explosion of youth expression. Technology meets creativity as Ottawa youth turn 48 hours into a storm of video production!
Youth groups (of two to five members) are invited to sign up over the next month and a half. Only willingness is required – no experience necessary! Each group will have a mentor who will work alongside them, helping them prepare for their 48-hour film blitz. In addition to their mentors, youth groups will also have access to weekly videos (posted on the FYBY website) that will give them hints, tips, and tricks to help them hone their filming skills and prepare for production. When the festival begins, they’re on their own! read more »
This is my submission for the ithink campaign. I believe that there should be more opportunities for students to engage in the arts at school. Painting, drama, music, photography...all forms of art help students in other areas of their lives. There is often a focus within schools for math and sciences leaving the arts to fall to the wastesides. Educators need to see the value of arts and incorporate more arts based learning into the curriculum.
This is a video submission for the think campaign. As a student who learns by doing and not by listening or reading I think that there should be more hands-on activities offered in the classroom. There are many different types of learners and there should be activities that assist all of these students in learning.
This is a video submission for the ithink campaign. The most common ways to see how much students have learned over the course of the year are through tests and quizzes. I believe that these tests only promote memorization and aren't truly testing our knowledge. Schools should incorporate other forms of testing that will cater to all types of learners.
This is an entry for the youth voice campaign, ithink. At my school some classrooms offer the Smart Board technology and I think this should be available to more students and classrooms. This is a great tool for educators as it incorporates all different types of learners. This is a really great technology and I think the Ministry of Education should allow for more Smart Boards in schools.
This is a video entry for the youth voice campaign, ithink. I believe that cell phones should be allowed in school for emergency purposes. Teachers are allowed to use cell phones and I believe educators should trust that students won't misuse cell phones during class.
This is a video entry for the ithink youth voice campaign. ithink that physical activity should be a daily routine in high schools. Currently, elementary schools participate in a daily physical activity routine but I think that high schools should adopt this same model. Having physical activity daily increases brain power and promotes healthy lifestyles.