The University of Northern Iowa will offer Saturday digital media classes to elementary and junior high school kids beginning Saturday, Oct. 4.
The classes are organized as “Digital Media Clubs” and are oriented to specific grade levels. They are taught by UNI students from the Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) program, and organized through the IDS-based student organization The Digital Collective. The classes are meant to help kids from first grade onward explore all parts of the Adobe Creative Cloud, including video editing, Photoshop, animation, Web design, coding and more.
“This is a remarkable opportunity for kids in the Cedar Valley,” said Bettina Fabos, IDS professor.
“It’s also a great opportunity for our students. The best way to learn is to teach, and our student instructors are constantly being challenged – in the best way – by grade-school students who want to do incredibly ambitious things with digital media.”
Classes will be offered for various grade levels: first and second grade, 10 to 11 AM; third and fourth grade, 11 AM to 1 PM; and seventh and eighth grade, 3 to 5 PM. Classes meet in the computer lab on Rod Library’s main floor, Room 286. Cost is $5 an hour.
Register by contacting Maddie McLaughlin at mclaumae@uni.edu or 515-669-8243, or Bettina Fabos at fabos@uni.edu or 319-273-5972.