Talia Taylor

Youth Development | Hybrid Learning Model

Case Study

In 2014, I was selected to coordinate an after-school youth development program. The mission of the program was to teach students (grads 9 - 12) the skills necessary to become a well-rounded leader and competitive academic so as to increase their chances of getting accepted into 2 and 4 year colleges. In 2016, I was promoted to manage the program. I re-designed many of the administrative forms (intake documents, orientation documents for students and parents, etc.). I updated the design of the program to mimic that of a college course inclusive of a syllabus and up to date in-class teaching aides. In an effort to reach a dis-engaged target audience (college students), I decided to update one of the in-class workshops by converting a PowerPoint presentation into a video. This allows students to navigate the course on their own terms, playing and pausing as needed.