Media arts PROGRAM

Media Arts Institute (MAI) is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to inspire and educate digital learners and aspiring media professionals through its productions, curricula, workshops and forthcoming publications.

Esther is a co-founder of the Media Arts Institute. Currently, they are working on implementing journalism curriculum into schools across the country. Almost all of the curriculum was developed through the many years of teaching by Esther.


Media arts program at palo alto high school

It all started when...

Esther Wojcicki started teaching at Palo Alto High School 30+ years ago. Over the next three decades, she built the 6 page, 19 person student newspaper, The Campanile, into a 600 student, 10+ publication, program in a 25,000 sq. ft. center dedicated solely to journalism and the media arts. Today, the program is the largest journalism program in the United States. 

Esther Wojcicki, a pioneer in the field of instructional technology and the author of Moonshots in Education, first went 1:1 with Macintosh computers in 1985 through a grant from the State of California. Her journalism program at Palo Alto High School is regarded as the best in the country and has more than 600 students.

To learn more about the program, visit the Media Arts Center's website below. 



We’re crafting a digital platform with a compelling game-based narrative that utilizes real-world data and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to deliver better learning outcomes. Our curriculum, woven through immersive 3D experiences, will inspire teachers and students to understand the intricate connections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) subjects and our changing planet.

Esther serves as the Chief Learning Officer for Planet 3, adding the educator's touch in developing innovative curriculum for middle school STEAM subjects. Esther is contributing her vast experience to review and refine Planet3's instructional approach to embed her project-based learning tenets. She also helps building Planet3's strategic alliances with technology providers and educational thought leaders. To learn more about Planet3 visit their site below. 


Creative Commons

Esther Wojcicki is Vice Chair of Creative Commons.  

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world — unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.