This post is part of a series where YALSAblog takes a closer look at Learning Lab grantees from museums and libraries to learn how they engage middle and high school youth in â€œmentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media.â€ To read more about the context of the Learning Labs, visit the first post in the series here.
Some of the highlights of this podcast include:
â€¢ How their Learning Lab is able to serve the entire system through an artist-in-residence program
â€¢ How the Teen Media â€˜Labsy’ Awards motivate and acknowledge teens’ creative work
â€¢ Grants with the Heinz Endowments, Sprout Fund and Grable Foundation
â€¢ Using the skills the teens learn at the library to work in the community through the Hive Learning Network
â€¢ Extending the Learning Lab concept as an outreach offering to local schools