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The Office of Education Technology (OET) recently released its 2016 National Education of Technology plan. First of all, you should get familiar with the Office of EdTech if you aren’t already. Their mission is clear:

…Provide leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and establishes the vision for how technology can be used to support learning.

Secondly, OET highlighted Digital Youth Network’s Chicago City of Learning as an excellent model for connecting schools and community institutions. We’re super excited that progress and impact has been so great that OET wanted to tell everyone.

Interested in reading about the learning vision: OET Learning NETP 2016

Interested in reading the entire report [PDF]:  2016 Technology Plan 

Footnote: Others can and should try to duplicate, replicate, and/or reverse engineer the unprecedented success that DYN has had in Chicago over the last two years. Why? Because youth everywhere benefit from stronger, connected learning and valuable digital badges.

2016 is going to be the best CCOL year ever.

Follow along to see just how amazing it gets.

 

The Destination Chicago pop-up shop traveled around the city to provide youth more opportunities.

 

For nearly 10 years, the Digital Youth Network has provided Chicago’s under-resourced youth access to the ever-evolving array of tools and technology needed to be successful in today’s educational and professional world. Founded by DePaul’s Nichole Pinkard, associate professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media, the organization has gained traction over the last few years through successful outcomes, growing programs and funding from the MacArthur Foundation. Read on to learn just some of the ways the organization is making a difference.

Read the full story on Depaul’s Newline

 

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) Month of Code Challenge to all Cities of Learning today to encourage young people to explore the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields. Through CCOL, youth have the opportunity to earn digital badges by building video games, interactive stories, and mobile apps between July 9 and August 8, 2014.   More Information Here

As part of the Chicago City of Learning (CCOL), Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off the Summer of Learning and Earning 2014 today, calling together the entire city to connect young people ages 4 to 24 to the fun and engaging science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences that Chicago offers. This summer, more than 215,000 learning opportunities and jobs are available to Chicago’s young people through One Summer Chicago, Rahm’s Readers, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, and more than 120 organizations, including colleges and universities, community- and faith-based organizations, cultural institutions, and museums in neighborhoods throughout the city as well as on-line.  More Information Here

The First Time Ever Introducing An Early Literacy Component For Ages 0-5 Years And Including A Teen-Specific Reading Program For Ages 14-18 Comes on the Heels of Mayor Emanuel and Tonight Show Host Jimmy Fallon’s Friendly Wager of 2.4 Million Books to Be Read This Summers.  More Information Here

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced Chicago’s youth will now have access to an additional 10,000 academic and job training opportunities through partnerships across the City as part of 2014’s Summer of Learning and Earning, a citywide initiative to keep Chicago youth ages 4 to 24 active and engaged this summer. < More information here >

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Library Commissioner Brian Bannon at the Humboldt Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library to announce on Thursday, February 20, 2014 a more than $2,000,000 expansion of the Chicago Public Library’s nationally recognized YOUmedia program, which provides teens across the city with digital learning experiences. < More information here >

President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success

President Bill Clinton today announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges – online representations of earned knowledge and skills – to improve the futures of two million students and U.S. workers. < More information here >

 

A popular program that connects teenagers to technology will be expanded to six more Chicago Public libraries — with “pop-up” programs at a dozen more — thanks to a $2.5 million expansion unveiled Thursday. <More Information here>

 

YouMedia: A New Vision for Learning

In July 2009, YouMedia launched as an ambitious attempt to re-imagine the library as a more relevant learning resource for today’s teens. Understanding that the landscape has changed how teens learn, socialize and self-identify, how do we remix the public library experience so it can truly engage teens in a way that supports its core mission? A partnership between the Chicago Public Library and the Digital Youth Network, YouMedia took on this task through the creation of a unique 21st century physical learning space and an innovative online space to connect learners 24/7. <More Information here>

 

 


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