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 …Continue
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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.
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Apply for funds to create a makerspace in a high school. Learn more at http://www.ctemakeoverchallenge.com/
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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…Continue
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Check out these two funding opportunities to help you continue to offer STEAM related activities for and with the teens in your community:
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To add to the festivities taking place at libraries across the nation, each day during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account, @yalsa will be turned over to a different partner who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens.
The takeover will allow partners to inform and engage YALSA’s 34,000+ Twitter followers about relevant issues from their perspectives, as well as…Continue
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Find and share resources for the Twist Fate challenge via this Google doc. Instructions for how teens can enter are at deviantart.com/twistfate and Wattpad.com/TwistFateChallenge. If you missed the free webinars about how to connect with…Continue
As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge.
The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about…Continue
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Ning site members can now download the themed posters and bookmarks to use for Teen Tech Week™. To access the posters and bookmarks, log into your ning account and click on the "Poster & Digital Files" page under the "TTW Logo & Poster" tab.
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Join YALSA for our Teen Tech Week webinar:
Create It at Your Library: Developing Hands-On Learning Experiences for Teens
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
12pm Eastern / 11am Central / 10am Mountain/ 9am Pacific
This year's TTW theme is Create It At Your Library and what a great opportunity to emphasize how library workers play a crucial role in creating learning experiences for teens! Join us on Tuesday, December 15 for a discussion…Continue
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Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at your library."
Check back in November 2015 for everything you need to plan TTW activities in your community, including free downloadable posters and bookmarks!
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Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces
By: Kyungwon Koh, PhD and June Abbas, PhD
Learning Labs and Makerspaces in libraries and museums are transformative learning…Continue
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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.
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,…Continue
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Be sure to save the date for three additional Teen Tech Week webinars. Additional details and registration will be available soon!
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Celebrate with the “Libraries are for Making” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015.
Demonstrate the value your library gives to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. From maker spaces, to coding classes to online fan fiction clubs, libraries can leverage the making theme to show how you connect in meaningful ways with the teens in your community…Continue
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We'll celebrate the 2014 Teen Tech Week March 9 - 15 with the theme DIY @ your library. Check back to this page in November 2013 for a wealth of resources to help you plan your 2014 celebration!
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Time to Check in @ your library and check out the outstanding technology they offer like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and online homework help.
What's your favorite thing to check out when you Check in @ your library!
Submit your answer at http://atyourlibrary.org/happy-teen-tech-week for a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. Open to library lovers of all ages. Contest will remain open until noon…Continue
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