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 the theme "Be the Source of Change," March 5-11, 2017.
This year's theme encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital resources offered through the library to make a positive change in their life and community.
YALSA is excited to announce award winning young adult author Gene Luen Yang as its 2017 Teen Tech Week national spokesperson.
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of YALSA's 2007 Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers and Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was listed on YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens and Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults lists. His latest graphic novels, the Secret Coders series,…Continue
The Innovation Collaborative is collecting innovative lessons, units or projects from K-12 teachers and librarians as part of the first national effort to develop a framework for effective practices at the intersections of arts, sciences and humanities. The resulting matrix will include validated effective teaching practices that are often referred to as STEAM. These will then be tested in classrooms and used to develop educational materials. Submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners, and those with the top entries will be named Innovation Fellows. Fellows will become the Collaborative’s national models, will receive a stipend, and also will have the opportunity to contribute to future project initiatives.
Submission deadline is May 31, 2016. For more information on the Collaborative, the current research and the form to submit, please visit the…Continue