This post is part of a series where the 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.
Today we will listen to a conversation about the Philadelphia Free Library Foundation Learning Lab from K-Fai Steele (pronounced Kay-F+eye), Teen Programming Specialist SteeleK@freelibrary.org.
Some of the highlights of this podcast include:
â€¢ Ideas on making a scalable model of YOUmedia Chicago (i.e. low cast and few resources)
â€¢ A partnership with Yasmin Kafai, Professor that studies learning theories and technologies
â€¢ e-crafting circles by the National Science Foundation
â€¢ Using Lilypad Arduinos to make wearable art
â€¢ Nashville Public Library
â€¢ YOUmedia Miami
â€¢ ARTLAB+ at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture in Washington DC
â€¢ Carnegie Public Library
â€¢ Maker Ed Initiative
â€¢ Connected Messages
â€¢ DML grant
â€¢ MakerJawn, Philadelphia Free Library highlighting mentoring youth
â€¢ Teaching Teens How to Fail (upcoming YALSA presentation at ALA annual in Las Vegas on Saturday of the conference)