Jennifer Lehmann
Customer Service Associate
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Gina Macaluso
Coordinator of Youth Services
Pi...
 Youth Development Partnership:
 Pima County Public Library
 Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
 Tucson Urban League
 Pa...
 Graduate School LIS Ethics project:
 Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona needed a
computer and Internet policy for drop-in
...
 The net effect: Girls and the new media,
Girl Scout Research Institute:
 a study of 1,246 teen girls
When teen girls ar...
 Proactive advice + encouraging teen voice:
 Let Me Know: LMK
 IT Girls give proactive advice and encourage local
teens...
 Youth Development Partnership
 Adult mentors for teen girls
 Paid Internship
 Professional experience for teen girls
...
 High school girls (9th-12th grades)
 Recruited through public libraries, schools, case
workers, after-school programs, ...
 14 hours training
 18 hours preparation & teaching series of
library classes (series of 5 classes)
 8 hours preparatio...
 Pilot year/1st Cohort:
 20 teen girls signed up
 8 completed the entire program (July 2010)
 7 taught classes for a 2...
 1 Interest Meeting
 8 Training Sessions
 1 workshop where IT Girls
teach younger girls
 Professional women
invited as...
 Youth-named series of 5 computer classes taught
at public libraries by IT Girls
 Internet Safety
 Introduction to Soci...
Age, in years:
 37.3% teens
 41.1% over 40 years of age
 96% agreed that the instructors were helpful
 75% agreed that they learned new skills
 100% would recommend the classe...
 “It’s pretty great every time I come to learn
something new. I look forward to come to the
next class.”
 “It was fun to...
 After attending an Internet Safety workshop
led by the IT Girls, middle & high school Girl
Scouts made this short video
Katie
Theresa
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (2002). The Net
Effect: Girls and New Media (Executive
Summary). New York: Whitney Roban.
Online...
IT Girls: Teens Teaching Technology
IT Girls: Teens Teaching Technology
IT Girls: Teens Teaching Technology
IT Girls: Teens Teaching Technology
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This presentation was given at the AzLA Annual Conference on November 17, 2010.

Presenters include Kristen Curé; Jennifer Lehmann; Gina Macaluso and two IT Girls named Katie and Theresa.

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IT Girls: Teens Teaching Technology

  1. 1. Jennifer Lehmann Customer Service Associate Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Gina Macaluso Coordinator of Youth Services Pima County Public Library Kristen Curé Librarian , Youth & Adult Services Pima County Public Library
  2. 2.  Youth Development Partnership:  Pima County Public Library  Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona  Tucson Urban League  Paid Internship for High School Girls  Training teens to teach technology classes at public libraries
  3. 3.  Graduate School LIS Ethics project:  Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona needed a computer and Internet policy for drop-in youth lounge  Growing adult concern about cyber-bullying and online safety for youth
  4. 4.  The net effect: Girls and the new media, Girl Scout Research Institute:  a study of 1,246 teen girls When teen girls are empowered with new skills and proactive advice (rather than prohibitive rules), they will be successful in navigating the Internet and even negative online experiences
  5. 5.  Proactive advice + encouraging teen voice:  Let Me Know: LMK  IT Girls give proactive advice and encourage local teens to take action
  6. 6.  Youth Development Partnership  Adult mentors for teen girls  Paid Internship  Professional experience for teen girls  Training teens to teach technology classes at public libraries  Skill development: Internet, multi-media, teaching and basic job skills
  7. 7.  High school girls (9th-12th grades)  Recruited through public libraries, schools, case workers, after-school programs, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
  8. 8.  14 hours training  18 hours preparation & teaching series of library classes (series of 5 classes)  8 hours preparation & teaching Girl Scout Internet Safety Workshop  40 hours total over a period of 6 months
  9. 9.  Pilot year/1st Cohort:  20 teen girls signed up  8 completed the entire program (July 2010)  7 taught classes for a 2nd series (Fall 2010)  1 library staff (youth computer monitor) completed the entire program.  2nd Cohort:  18 teen girls attending trainings  9 registered to teach series of classes in Spring 2011
  10. 10.  1 Interest Meeting  8 Training Sessions  1 workshop where IT Girls teach younger girls  Professional women invited as guest speakers  Multi-media topics  Teaching/public speaking/job skills
  11. 11.  Youth-named series of 5 computer classes taught at public libraries by IT Girls  Internet Safety  Introduction to Social Media  Photo Editing Online  Basic Music Editing and Digital Stories  Make Animated Videos with Scratch!  Teens taught 90 customers at 3 library branches  Library computer monitor taught 35 customers at 4th branch
  12. 12. Age, in years:  37.3% teens  41.1% over 40 years of age
  13. 13.  96% agreed that the instructors were helpful  75% agreed that they learned new skills  100% would recommend the classes to a friend
  14. 14.  “It’s pretty great every time I come to learn something new. I look forward to come to the next class.”  “It was fun to be in these classes. The girls really know a lot about how to use the computer and explain to us everything and with the information that they hand to us it is very helpful too. I wish it could be longer. Thanks for teaching us.”
  15. 15.  After attending an Internet Safety workshop led by the IT Girls, middle & high school Girl Scouts made this short video
  16. 16. Katie Theresa
  17. 17. Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (2002). The Net Effect: Girls and New Media (Executive Summary). New York: Whitney Roban. Online Safety Topics. (2009). LMK: life online. Retrieved March 22, 2009, from http://lmk.girlscouts.org/Home.aspx.

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