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Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rebecca Webb Mar 2, 2016. 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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Jolene Finn commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Borchard Library at Santa Margarita Catholic High School is planning 3 days of events to celebrate technology and education. We are working with student clubs that have technology focus, outside organizations that use technology (OC Sheriff's…"
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"We at Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green, Kentucky have created the Source of Change Challenge!  The intention is to inspire children to create a project at home that increases efficiency or betters the community.  For example:…"
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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, 2016
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, 2016
Jessie Arnone commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Hard working kids in Cohocton, NY!"
Mar 15, 2016
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?"
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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, 2016

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YALSA announces Gene Luen Yang as 2017 Teen Tech Week™ National Spokesperson

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:59am 0 Comments

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 …

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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…

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Successful High School Programs

Started by Karen Abraham in Sample Title. Last reply by Cathy Gottlieb on Thursday. 2 Replies

I have always struggled to get a large turnout at my high school for teen tech week.  Any suggestions on how to draw them in?  Any ideas that have worked for other high school libraries?  Thanks!Continue

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What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?

Started by Carla Avitabile in Sample Title. Last reply by Kimee Reed on Thursday. 2 Replies

I have always felt that TTW can be many things. So many in fact it can be hard to focus on on aspect or another even when there is a theme. The public library where I work is located in a school…Continue

Open Source Media

Started by Dawn Abron in Sample Title Feb 6. 0 Replies

Teen Tech Week 2017 includes coding.  If you are looking for coding sites/activities for your programming, check out this article on…Continue

Tags: Coding

Hi-Res TTW Logos

Started by Marisa Eytalis in Sample Title. Last reply by Marisa Eytalis Jan 27. 2 Replies

Hi all! How do we obtain high res versions of the TTW logos? Our marketing department is refusing to use the low res ones for our print materials. They require that all images be a minimum of 300…Continue

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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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