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Content Creator Workshop

Disinformation Warriors

Suitable for youth ages 13-18

FREE

8-part Youth Content Creator Workshop Battling Disinformation

WHEN

Every Saturday,

From April 17 - June 12, 2021

1:00pm-3:00pm (MST)

WHERE

Online Zoom Sessions

AGE

Suitable for ages 13-18

Sharpen your mind, be less gullible, and learn how to critically evaluate information with a FREE Youth Content Creators Workshop

Disinformation Warriors is an online community project by Calgary Animated Objects Society (CAOS) that encourages media literacy and critical thinking in youth. Through education, research and art making, and the CAOS team of professionals, you will understand social media, the motivation behind trending information, and how to determine if what you are reading is real or fake!

You will learn the art of animation, and how to become a good digital citizen online by creating your own animated gifs, cartoons and/or memes that help educate the public on media literacy and the dangers of false information online!

Sharpen your mind, be less gullible, and learn how to critically evaluate information by signing up for the Youth Content Creators Workshop.

This FREE program is funded by Digital Citizens Initiative and is intended for youth ages 13 to 18 (however, all are welcome!)

For questions and concerns please contact:

Xstine Cook at 403-975-6262, or Claudia Chagoya at [email protected]

Dates

Every Saturday,

From April 17 - June 12, 2021

1:00pm-3:00pm (MST)

Featured in Open Studio

All content created during this workshop will be featured in Spark's own Open Studio exhibit, along with being featured online.

What to Expect?

Workshop Objectives and Learning Activities:

Week 1: “Truth and Philosophy” and “Technology and Information”

Week 2: “Science, Bias and Evidence” and “Indigenous Knowledge”

Week 3: “Media Persuasion” and “Authority”

Week 4: “Science and Fact Checking” and “Science and Politics”

Week 5: “Introduction to Animation”, Learning and installing the software

Week 6: "Animation Techniques" learn paper, puppet and 3-D animation

Week 7: "Storyboarding” making your own gif, meme or cartoon!

Week 8: Finishing final animation project, share and educate your community on the dangers of spreading online disinformation!

The 8 sessions will run online via zoom every Saturday from April 17- June 12, 2021