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Thursday, October 6 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Museums, Libraries and Connected Learning: Emerging models and promising practice

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Our session will include select IMLS grantees to be identified that can illustrate for attendees compelling models for engaging youth through connected learning models.  Since 2010, IMLS has supported more than $10 million in discretionary grants for participatory programs in museums and libraries across the nation, as well as related research and professional development.  Selected projects might include the  Making and Learning framework (Pittsburgh Children's Museum),  YouMedia online professional learning community (National Writing Project), or others.  All grantees have undergone a rigorous peer review process.

IMLS program officers and grantees will share emerging models and promising practices of how our nation's museums and libraries are engaging youth through hands-on, minds-on programs.  We'll share on a new model for the intentional design and execution of makerspaces developed in cooperation with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, as well as an online professional learning community for practitioners working with youth managed by the National Writing Project.   Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion.

IMLS program officers and grantees will share emerging models and promising practices of how our nation's museums and libraries are engaging youth through hands-on, minds-on programs.  We'll share an emerging model for the intentional design and execution of makerspaces developed in cooperation with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, as well as an online professional learning community for practitioners working with youth managed by the National Writing Project.

Learning Objective 1: The participants will learn about the scope and nature of support that IMLS provides for participatory learning and connected learning in libraries and museums nationwide and how that aligns with the agency’s mission and funding priorities

Learning Objective 2:  The participants will understand the three components of the framework to support learning in library and museum and library makerspaces.

Learning Objective 3: The attendees will discern the link between the framework components and the learning opportunities in which libraries and museums in hope to engage participants, as well as how to engage with peers in an online professional learning community to refine their practice.



Speakers
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Candice Mack

Senior Librarian, Systemwide Teen Services, Los Angeles Public Library
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Cheryl McCallum

Director of Education, Children's Museum of Houston


Thursday October 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Emerald Bay B

Attendees (51)