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Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy K Marshall Dec 30, 2014. 3 Replies

Please share your ideas on program ideas for the 2015 theme.Continue

Outcomes & Evaluations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Solawetz Nov 21, 2013. 2 Replies

What outcomes are people setting for TTW?  What is it that they want the teens to learn or achieve?  How will that be measured and shared out?  What issues are people experiencing around measuring…Continue

Advocacy & TTW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Williams Mar 10, 2014. 4 Replies

In what ways are people leveraging TTW as an opportunity to do some advocating for library services for/with teens?  Inviting an elected official to attend a TTW event?  Recruiting a library advocate…Continue

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Incorporating STEM into Your Library and Teen Tech Week

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Couch Nov 14, 2013. 5 Replies

STEM -- Science, Technology, Education, and Math -- is the latest buzzword in education. How does your library incorporate STEM into its offerings? What are some ideas for using Teen Tech Week to…Continue

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Ashly Roman commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Reading Public Library Teen Department in Reading, PA is celebrating all month long! "
6 hours ago
YALSA replied to Coleen Stretten's discussion Free webinars
"Once you've logged into the Ning page, click on the Resources tab, and scroll down to "Webinars". Links to the webinars are on that page."
7 hours ago
YALSA commented on YALSA's blog post SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!
"All webinars are archived on the Resources tab. Scroll down to "Webinars" and when you click on the link, you'll see webinar descriptions and links to the recordings."
13 hours ago
Mariano M Ulibarri commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Parachute Factory is partnering with the New Mexico State Library for #TTW15 to host 7 Makerspace programs all around the state of NM! We are super excited to reach such a wide audience this year through the NM Makerstate Initiative. Check…"
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Sally Jo Dooley commented on YALSA's blog post SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!
"Can the webinars be archived so those of us who can't get there at the arranged time, have an opportunity to learn?"
Feb 10
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Feb 9
Bill Stea replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"If all goes well, we are ordering some mini-quadricopters for a "Game of Drones" program. Teens will learn how to pilot a mini-drone with a camera kit onboard, and navigate it through an obstacle course, take a picture of a sign that is…"
Feb 2
Jennie Bahnaman replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"Does anyone know if they will be selling the larger posters and bookmarks? I saw the ALA store does not have any posted. Thanks!"
Jan 28
Marvetta Stewart liked YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
Jan 27
Susan Grotyohann commented on YALSA's page FAQ
"Okay, I got an answer from the store.  There is no logo poster this year, just some hideous "tips for..." posters that no teen will EVER look at.  Guess it's time to play with the downloads!"
Jan 15
Susan Grotyohann commented on YALSA's page FAQ
"I got an email from the ALA store for 2015 TTW products, but it only had last year's poster.  I can't find the new one anywhere in the store.  What gives?  I need to order soon, as they are sooo slow to mail! "
Jan 15
Joseph Green liked YALSA's page Grants & Funding
Dec 31, 2014
Amy K Marshall replied to YALSA's discussion Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas
"Wow! Those are so cool! Thank you so much for sharing this! ^__^"
Dec 30, 2014
Michala sage commented on YALSA's blog post SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!
"How early can we register for the webinars? I'd like to register and have a couple of them on my calendar as soon as possible, a save the date doesn't do me any good with my schedule."
Dec 29, 2014
Carla Avitabile replied to YALSA's discussion Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas
"Usually I like to focus on the libraries remote services by having a digital scavenger hunt or a digital bingo. However since libraries are for making, and we all like to have programs where all teens can leave with something in hand here is a low…"
Dec 26, 2014
Amanda Hope Shelburne liked YALSA's blog post Apply now for the 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants!
Dec 23, 2014

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Research Summary: Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

Posted 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…

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TTW Twitter Chat -- January 23, 2015 12-1PM EST

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Gear up for Teen Tech Week™ with monthly Twitter chats, starting Friday, January 23rd from 12-1PM EST.

This month's topic will be "Utilizing Teen Tech Trends in TTW Programming." Participate by using the hashtag #TTW15 and tweetchat.com to follow the conversation.

*Update*

The other two twitter chats will take place on the following dates:

Thursday, Feb 12th, 12-1PM EST : Publicity Strategies for TTW

Wednesday, March 4th,…

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SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

Be sure to save the date for three additional Teen Tech Week webinars. Additional details and registration will be available soon!

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Apply now for the 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:05am 0 Comments

Through generous funding provided by Best Buy, YALSA will distribute 20 grants of $1,000 each to support digital literacy programming. The application deadline is January 1, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced on or around January 26, 2015.

Apply through the online form.

To determine if you are eligible to apply, you must answer yes to the following…

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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 upcoming TTW related webinars. For more info on 2015 TTW webinar topics, click here.
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

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Free webinars

Started by Coleen Stretten in Sample Title. Last reply by YALSA 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

 Are the webinars archived? and where? ThanksContinue

TTW Ideas

Started by Lisa Crutchfield in Sample Title. Last reply by Belinda 14 hours ago. 3 Replies

We are a rural library, with a large patron population of homeschoolers. Many of them come to our library to do their online work, so doing TTW will be a challenge and very exciting thing. Not being…Continue

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Bill Stea Feb 2. 34 Replies

Do you work at a public library? Use this space to find and share ideas for TTW programs that are hosted through public libraries!Continue

Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started by YALSA in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy K Marshall Dec 30, 2014. 3 Replies

Please share your ideas on program ideas for the 2015 theme.Continue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

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 table for card gaming, or Read More →

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 itself ask the staff questions Read More →

TTW: Start with What You've Got

Feel less than tech savvy? Concerned that you are not techie enough to pull off a Teen Tech week program? Well, don't be! While it is fantastic to have the double bonus of offering coding or robotics during Teen Tech Week (March 9-15)' the reality is that many of us do not have the skills, budgets, Read More →

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