Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Description: Connected Learning is an innovative approach to youth learning that is based on the principle that learning happens best when it is interest-driven, peer supported, and academically oriented. Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library system has spent several years developing rich, outcomes-based programs, and creating a sustainable pool of volunteers with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) backgrounds. Learn how the connected learning model has been implemented at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 27 branches and how you can implement similar programming in your library.
About the Presenters:
Megan Barrett is the Information & Technology Literacy Specialist for the Cuyahoga County Public Library where she works with staff to create impactful technology programs for customers of all ages. Equal parts strategic thinker, facilitator, and coach, Megan reframes staff thinking around technology to focus on the learning experience instead of the equipment. A former teen librarian, Megan is a youth advocate committed to creating opportunities to engage and empower teens. Megan has a Masters in Library and Information Science.
Rebecca Ranallo is the Information & Technology Literacy Manager for the Cuyahoga County Public Library where she oversees innovation, implementation and training. Technology in libraries is a constantly changing environment and Rebecca works to help staff embrace the challenges and recognize the value of integrating technology to our community. Rebecca has a Masters in Library and Information Science and a background in adult technology instruction. Before joining the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Rebecca worked for Cuyahoga Community College where she managed their Technology & Information Literacy learning program and designed, evaluated, and implemented distance learning instruction.