Encouraging an Intergenerational Learning Environment in Your Program is a hands-on workshop scheduled for Jan. 18, 2–4:30 p.m. It takes place at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Computer Training Room in Lower Manhattan at 161 William Street. The deadline for registration is Jan. 14.
DYCD is presenting the workshop in collaboration with the Mazii Learning Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides intergenerational technology training for NYC residents. Andrea Lawrence, Executive Director of Mazii, will “highlight the benefits and ease of incorporating intergenerational practices in a program.” She will “demonstrate a variety of strategies and techniques that help teachers create tutoring and mentoring systems.”
Intergenerational learning brings together people of different ages to study, explore or work toward a shared goal. How that learning occurs may be different across a variety of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
When children or young adults learn new concepts or ideas through interactions with older adults, that exchange is intergenerational learning. Older adults (parents, grandparents, volunteers or teachers) helping children or teens to read a book, write a paper or solve a math problem is an example. When young adults teach older adults how to use a cell phone, iPod or computer program, that exchange is also intergenerational learning.
To learn more about the intergenerational learning workshop, or to register, contact Nick Miraflores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-676-8245.