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Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janae Pitts-Murdock on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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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. 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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SAVE THE DATE for Teen Tech Week Webinars in 2015!

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

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

  • Tuesday, January 20 12pm EST

    Using Data to Demonstrate Your Program's Punch!
  • Tuesday, February 10 12pm EST

    Leveraging Local Experts for Maker Activities and Programs
  • Tuesday, March 24 12pm EST 

    Targeted Teen Tech Week Activities for Older Teens…

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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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Demystifying Connected Learning: FREE Webinar

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Registrants of the Teen Tech Week ning site are eligible to sign up for the opportunity to participate in a free webinar about connected learning.

The webinar is titled, "Demystifying Connected Learning" and will take place on Tuesday, December 16 12pm EST. This webinar will be the first in a series of four, scheduled for December, January, February, and March!

A description of the webinar can be found below.

Heard a lot about "connected learning", but wonder exactly…

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Apply for a Free 3D Printer from 3D Systems!

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

3D Systems, in collaboration with YALSA, is committed to expanding young people’s access to 21st century tools like 3D design, 3D scanning and 3D printing.  The MakerLab Club is a brand new community of thousands of U.S. libraries and museums committed to advancing 3D digital literacy…

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Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Janae Pitts-Murdock on Tuesday. 32 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 Janae Pitts-Murdock on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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

School Libaries

Started by Carla Avitabile in Sample Title Nov 28. 0 Replies

Many of us in the public library sector are always looking for ways to partner with public schools. Teen Tech Week is a perfect time to make those connections. We all have a similar mission, and that…Continue

Let's talk about FAIL...

Started by Jaina Lewis in Sample Title Nov 25. 0 Replies

A new way of looking at the word FAIL is to define it as "first attempt…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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