This post is part of a series where YALSA blog takes a closer look at Learning Lab grantees from museums and libraries to learn how they engage middle and high school youth in “mentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media.” To read more about the context of the Learning Labs, visit the first post in the series here.
Today we will listen to a conversation about the Parmly Billings Learning Lab in MT, from Leslie Modrow, Development Director, Parmly Billings Library Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org and Kathy Robins, Library Information Systems Coordinator, Parmly Billings Public Library, email@example.com.
Some of the highlights of this podcast include:
• Making the space on their own terms
• How the space can be used to highlight various cultures
• 2014 is the 20th anniversary of Not in Our Town which has significance to Billings, MT
• School credit for using the Learning Lab
• E-line Media-video game challenge
• Difference between a Learning Lab and a Makerspace
• How Connected Learning theory plays out
• Collaborating with the local school district