The Allen County Museum and the Lima Public Library
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The second annual Take Five! event, Take 5: Take Two, featured a presentation and conversation with Julie Scordato (Columbus Metropolitan Library) and Shelly Casto (Wexner Center for the Arts) about the Columbus Learning Labs project inspired by Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia 21st-century youth-powered learning lab. Learn more by reading this article about the Columbus Learning Labs project (from the Columbus Dispatch).
Attendees also enjoyed an engaging discussion on Common Core State Standards and student/family engagement, an inspiring talk about collaboration and STEM from the museum perspective, the experiences of two ILMS National Medal finalists, and a welcome and introduction to the Allen County Museum and to the Children’s Garden. Attendees networked and discussed issues from trends in teen culture to creating “stickiness”, with youth advocates from all our fields – public libraries, school libraries, museums and arts.
Downloads and Links
- Maria Vega’s presentation, Forging Intergalactic Alliances: Creating Library/Community Collaborations with a Focus on STEM Education (via slideshare) – and here is the link to instructions for making and using the balloon cargo rocket (PDF).
- Sarah Kepple’s presentation, How to Be Awesome Like Us (via HaikuDeck)
- Emily Rozmus’ presentation, From the Mixed-up Files of the United States History of Education: Common Core, Common Goals, Common Outcomes (PDF file, 1MB)
- Shelly Casto’s presentation on the Columbus Learning Labs Project (PDF file, 1.8 MB)
- Julie Scordato’s presentation on the Columbus Learning Labs Project (PDF file, 1.7MB)
- Here is the Technology Bingo icebreaker (PDF file, 288KB), updated for 2013, that attendees used to learn about each others’ adoption of new technologies.
The April 24, 2013 event was made possible by the generous support of the Allen County Museum, the Lima Public Library, and the Lima/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau. This event was also supported in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.