Wendy Rivenburgh is an expert in project-based learning, media literacy, and civics education. She empowers learners through inquiry and community engagement, with particular emphasis on cultivating youth voice. Highly experienced in strategic communications and engagement, she specializes in instructional design and leads online and face-to-face professional development for teachers and afterschool educators.
Rivenburgh manages outreach and materials development for the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment. Her expansive body of work includes providing civics and media literacy training for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and designing a youth media curriculum for Adobe Youth Voices (AYV), an international network of educators and youth who harnessed digital skills to create social change. She also documented educator and youth experiences for AYV’s collection of program stories. Recently, she co-authored the EDC blog post “Media Literacy through Media Making.”
Before joining EDC, Rivenburgh taught English courses at the high school and college levels. She has also facilitated various youth leadership, STEM, and other enrichment programs.
Rivenburgh holds an MA in the humanities from Boston College.