The Mobile Media Academy is a summer enrichment program focused on developing skills necessary to create mobile apps, games, and other types of interactive mobile media. Rising students in grades 6-12 will be exposed to careers in the field through interactions with Georgia Tech faculty, students, local businesses, and participation in annual local and national mobile media-related competitions (examples include the Verizon Innovative App Challenge and the Health IT Student Innovation Awards). Mobile Media was selected as the focus based on past experience at CEISMC demonstrating very high student interest in the topic, real world future job opportunities and careers, and exceptional STEAM integration between the digital arts and STEM topics. With support from a Goizueta Foundation grant, Georgia Tech will offer two weeks of the Mobile Media Summer Academy on its campus each summer from 2016 through 2018 – one week (weekdays) per summer for middle school grades (6-8) and one week for high school students (grades 9-12). Students will travel by bus from Drew to Georgia Tech and back to Drew each day. Up to 50 students will participate every year. During the school year, Georgia Tech will provide online information, tips and support to encourage previous participants to engage in additional learning opportunities and mobile media competitions. Georgia Tech has developed a Mobile Media curriculum that it uses in summer programs with partner schools, and will adapt it to reflect the needs of Drew students and their levels of technology knowledge.
Interested students should email Mr. Boon Boonyapat at firstname.lastname@example.org.