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Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Webb Mar 2. 8 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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Rosanne North-Jack replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"Here's all the videos put together on our library website! http://pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/Youth-teens.aspx"
Mar 25
Rosanne North-Jack replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"I had my Teen Tech Week program late this year to coincide with our Spring Break. 4 girls came to my program to create and experiment with bristle bots and draw and race with art bots! Rosanne North-Jack Bull Run Regional Library Manassas, VA"
Mar 23
Jessie Arnone commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Hard working kids in Cohocton, NY!"
Mar 15
Melissa Lewis commented on YALSA's blog post Resources for the Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest
"Is there a prize for the winner? So students just need to create an account at wattpad and put their story on there and they are automatically entered into this contest?"
Mar 10
Kimberly King liked YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
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Jessie Arnone commented on YALSA's page Showcase
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Melissa Lewis commented on YALSA's blog post Resources for the Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest
"There really are no directions for this on the site.  When will the instructions be posted? It would be nice to know this beforehand so I can plan with a writing teacher.  Thanks!"
Mar 3
Ashly Roman replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"Very Cool:)"
Mar 3
Renee Sanning replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"It's a TTW , Women's History Month mashup at Pikes Peak Library District's Make @ East program as we celebrate Women in Tech. Teen participants will challenge themselves in Bristle Bot Bowling and Air Cannon Accuracy. These are…"
Mar 2
Rebecca Webb replied to YALSA's discussion Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas
"Our library is focusing on the Tech part of Teen Tech Week by teaching coding to students using robots. We purchased two Sphero robots, two Finch robots, and four Ollie robots so students can try using a coding program. We created a "Chart of…"
Mar 2
Ashly Roman replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"http://readingpubliclibrary.org/teens/It's a party!  Check out what we have planned for TTW'16!"
Mar 2
Alexandra Eberle commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"We are doing something not as high tech or as high profile as some of you, but more a low key program. Our YAs in our area are a difficult lot to get in the doors, so we try not to go too crazy for it to be wasted. "
Feb 26
Ashley Schmidt commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"The Teen Republic at Stephens Central Library in San Angelo, TX is planning a different computer programming class each day of TTW!"
Feb 25
Kristina Holzweiss commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"We have a makerspace in our library, and I run Genius Hour programs all the time.  To make Teen Tech Week special we are going to focus on gaming.  Bloxels are a new way of creating video games through low and high tech means.  The…"
Feb 17
Megan Buck commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Dickinson County Library is encouraging teens to share their book reviews with each other and the community in a creative way!  Our program, “Read It, Review It!” will empower teens to share what they have been reading with the…"
Feb 11

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2017 Teen Tech Week Grants

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

Apply now for YALSA's 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant. Each grant will be worth $1,000 each to help support Teen Tech Week programs and activities. Apply by January 1, 2017.

Learn more here.

Funding for Makerspaces in High Schools

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 10:55am 0 Comments

Apply for funds to create a makerspace in a high school.  Learn more at http://www.ctemakeoverchallenge.com/

Share Your STEAM ideas & you could receive an Innovation Fellowship

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 9:34am 0 Comments

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…


Extend the Learning Beyond TTW

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

Check out these two funding opportunities to help you continue to offer STEAM related activities for and with the teens in your community:

  1. The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, today announced a $700,000 open international challenge to scale connected learning through innovative learning playlists that close the opportunity gap and help learners succeed in today’s connected world.…

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Encourages teens to visit the library to use all of the great digital resources offered to make a change in their life and community. #TTW17

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Empowering Teens With Hashtags

Started by Dawn Abron in Sample Title. Last reply by Dawn Abron Nov 14. 2 Replies

What social awareness programs have you done at your library? What hashtags did you use to spread the word?Continue

Tags: #TTW2017

Appy Hour

Started by Dawn Abron in Sample Title Nov 9. 0 Replies

At my library, our teen love the Cream & Sugar photo app.  It resembles old timey photo…Continue

Tags: #TTW17

Donation Letter--Urgent

Started by Terrialynn Cannon in Sample Title Apr 4. 0 Replies

To Whom It May Concern:We are hosting our Teen Tech Week on April 18-22 at New Brunswick High School. We already line up some speakers for this event. We want to have a prize drawing each night. For…Continue

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rosanne North-Jack Mar 25. 40 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


TTW Posts from YALSABlog

Instagram of the Week – March 14

A brief look at ‘grams of interest to engage teens and librarians navigating this social media platform. Last week from March 6-12 marked this year’s “Create it at your library” Teen Tech Week celebration. Sponsored by YALSA, this yearly initiative aims to connect teens and libraries, and encourage teens to make use … Continue reading

Create it at Your Library: Preparing for Teen Tech Week 2016

Teen Tech Week is YALSA’s yearly initiative encouraging libraries to engage their teen community with resources that enhance their digital literacy skills. During March 6-12, libraries across the country will be buzzing with tech programs, STEM activities, and will be showcasing their digital resources with pride. Not only does this … Continue reading

Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest for Teen Tech Week

As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, the National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge. The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about what happens when a hero becomes a villain, or a … Continue reading



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