Anythink's Studio Initiative

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This was an informal presentation for NCompass Live, put on the by the Nebraska Library Commission and available at: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12044

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  • HoMaGo is a shorthand for what Mimi Ito’s research described as the three stages of Teen engagement with Technology and 21st Century Skills: Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out.
  • http://connectedlearning.tv/infographic
  • Anythink WF
  • Wednesdays at Wright Farms
  • Music Making and Digital Storytelling at Huron Street
  • Makerspace at Brighton – LSTA grantMakerspace at Brighton3D Design
  • Anythink's Studio Initiative

    1. 1. Digital Learning Labs inLibraries and Museums
    2. 2. Goals• Re-envision our district approach to teen technology programming• Build staff capacity to support 21st century skills development• Portable kits for use in teen programming across the district• Establish a pool of volunteers committed to working as community mentors• Design and implement a model lab• Produce a “recipe” for implementing labs in our other 6 locations
    3. 3. The Relationships
    4. 4. HoMaGoNOT just a buzzword, not a funny acronym….
    5. 5. “The new literacies almost all involve social skills developedthrough collaboration and networking.” - Jenkins
    6. 6. Level up
    7. 7. Goals• Re-envision our district approach to teen technology programming• Build staff capacity to support 21st century skills development relationship building, leadership, collaboration and other 21st Century Skills• Portable kits for use in teen programming across the district• Establish a pool of volunteers committed to working as community mentors• Design and implement a model lab at Wright Farms• Produce a “recipe” for implementing labs in our other 6 locations
    8. 8. Anythink Strategic Plan 2012-2014IV. CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION ARE SUPPORTED BYTECHNOLOGY“We believe everyone is creative. We provide the tools forpeople to explore their creativity, connect with others andideas.”
    9. 9.  YOUmedia project team Teen Advisory Boards Advisory Council Breakout teams  Communications  Activities  Mentors  Space and Operations  Partnerships  Documentation/Evaluation
    10. 10. Community Partners Boulder Digital Arts Denver Open Media Rocky Mountain Training University of Denver School of Library and Information Science
    11. 11. YOUmedia @ Anythink Wright FarmsGeek Out Hang Out Mess Around
    12. 12. Three Accomplishments  New programming across the district  Capacity-building for Teen and Tech Guides using digital media tools  Anythink Wright Farms has begun construction and opens March 11
    13. 13. Most exciting Seeing HOMAGO work Staff excited to implement new programmingChallenges Defining partnerships Defining role of mentors for Anythink. Recruiting mentors
    14. 14. What we wish we knew Logistical challenge of managing media and equipment Communication is key – despite regular district-wide announcements and meetings, many still felt out of the loop
    15. 15. What’s Next? Grand Opening of Studio at Wright Farms Build partnerships and expand pool of mentors Replicate programming model across the district

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