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Real World/Multimedia Writing (Grades 8-9)

Real World/Multimedia Writing (Grades 8-9)


Dates: 2/27-5/8 (Sundays, 10 weeks, no class 4/3)      

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM PST/ 6:30-7:30 PM EST



  • Class description

    Program goal: 

    Help young writers develop writing, multimedia design and new literacy skills that are essential for them to become successful writers in the digital age

    Program features: 

    • A digital portfolio for the publication of student writings & videos

    • Real world/Practical topics for the authentic audience

    • Kids are active agents in the writing program and their communities

    • Integrates multimedia/new literacy skills needed in the digital age; media literacy and soft skills development

    • Project-based and competency-based: application of the informational/descriptive/narrative/argumentative writing skills to the real world projects

    • Creativity is at the core of the program design 

    Sample lesson topics and student deliverables/end-products for the real world writing projects: 

    • Brochure/flyer for print or social media for an upcomping book club event  
    • Advertisement video for a Non-profit Sponsorship Campaign 
    • E-Newsletter for a club
    • Press release for a student-written book/poetry anthology
    • Email an book reivew to an author 
  • Instructor & Curriculum Design

    • Our teachers are published authors and university teachers graduated from/teach at Harvard, UC Berkeley and UT Austin.


    • Leading experts as guest speakers on media literacy and new literacies skills for the young writers, e.g.  video editing, graphic design, social media campaign, etc.


    • Curriculum designed by Dr. Jiang Pu, Founder of NextGen Edu and former CCO of a Silicon Valley-based Ed company. She collaborated with university faculties in the School of Business from San Jose State University and Stanford University on business-related topics. 


  • NextGen Edu 21st Century Skills and Mindsets

    • Comprehensive Writing Skills 

    • Research skills 

    • Media literacy and critical thinking  

    • Multimedia creative design

    • movie-making & video editing   

    • Digital publishing 

    • Grit and Growth mindset 

    • Audience awareness and empathy 

    • Leadership and teamwork

  • Class Size

    6-8 students


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