About Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.

Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at your library."

This site has everything you need to plan TTW activities in your community. Demonstrate the value your library gives to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. Libraries can tailor the theme to show your community exactly how you connect in meaningful ways with teens in order to help them gain STEAM skills.  Help get the word out about this event with the hashtag #TTW16

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Free Downloadable Digital Posters & Bookmarks Now Available!

Posted by YALSA on December 7, 2015 at 11:41am 0 Comments

Ning site members can now download the themed posters and bookmarks to use for Teen Tech Week™. To access the posters and bookmarks, log into your ning account and click on the "Poster & Digital Files" page under the "TTW Logo & Poster" tab.

Teen Tech Week Webinar Registration: Tuesday, Dec 15 12pm EST

Posted by YALSA on December 1, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Join YALSA for our Teen Tech Week webinar:

Create It at Your Library: Developing Hands-On Learning Experiences for Teens

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12pm Eastern / 11am Central / 10am Mountain/ 9am Pacific

This year's TTW theme is Create It At Your Library and what a great opportunity to emphasize how library workers play a crucial role in creating learning experiences for teens! Join us on Tuesday, December 15 for a discussion about the ways in which library workers can facilitate hands-on project-based learning opportunities for teens. You'll walk away with resources for developing your own projects that meet your teens' needs, a few new project ideas that you can put into use in your library, and ideas for how to embed creativity and art (the "A" in STEAM) in projects that strengthen teen skills!

100 seats available. Register now!  For…

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2016 Theme: Create it at your library

Posted by YALSA on October 6, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at your library."

Check back in November 2015 for everything you need to plan TTW activities in your community, including free downloadable posters and bookmarks!

Research Summary: Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

Posted by YALSA on February 10, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

By: Kyungwon Koh, PhD and June Abbas, PhD

INTRODUCTION

Learning Labs and Makerspaces in libraries and museums are transformative learning spaces, in which users explore both traditional and digital media, interact with mentors and  peers, and engage in expressive and creative  projects. These spaces provide access to a…

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Connect teens to technology and art at your library this March with YALSA! #TTW16

Perks for TTW Site Members

By joining this site, you're eligible for these benefits & resources:

  • Free digital download of themed posters, bookmarks, and more!
  • Free access to archived webinars and opportunities to participate in the upcoming Teen Tech Week webinar on Tues., Dec. 15 about planning project-based learning opportunities for teens
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

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Tabletop TTT Teasers to introduce inspiring teen tech entrepreneurs

Started by Sheri Levasseur in Sample Title. Last reply by Joanna Nelson Jan 21. 3 Replies

I just finished making a handful of 5x7 teen tech entrepeneur bios complete with # and handles for teens to follow for more info. I also included reminders to take our HS engineering classes. I will…Continue

Games systems for teens to use.

Started by Angelica Torres in Sample Title. Last reply by Aaron Volner Jan 20. 1 Reply

We just received a couple of game systems. We have never had them before. Any tips on how to handle having the game systems out during one of the TTW days? Thanks so much!!Continue

"Gaming" at the Library

Started by Aaron Volner in Sample Title. Last reply by Beth Alyea Jan 19. 5 Replies

This year our library…Continue

self-directed activity ideas ?

Started by Mollie Mulligan in Sample Title. Last reply by Aaron Volner Jan 6. 2 Replies

We have a few very sizable week-long programs planned but are still looking for something that we can leave out all week long.Thoughts? Ideas? So far I considering one of the following but am not…Continue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

How are you preparing for Teen Tech Week?

Teen Tech Week is right around the corner and we all know that it takes a ton of planning to make this short week awesome. We also know that not all of our teens geek out with the techy stuff. How do you geek out for teen tech week when … Continue reading

Self-Directed Programs: Scavenger Hunts

An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the “unfamiliar” bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your “kids” tend to congregate to one particular area- whether it’s your teen space, a place with the most comfortable chairs or a low … Continue reading

Teen Tech Week: Self-Directed Contests

I am completely in love with self-directed contests. Also known as passive programming (which always leads my superiors to think that there is NO thought or work involved at all, which is not true), these self-directed contests get teens involved because they are: drawn into the library by the contest … Continue reading

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