With five cultural insitutions coming together, its been an interesting process. I've added a tom to my knowledge about creating and merging logic models, connected learning theory and informal learning environments for teens. All great stuff, really inspiring that actually makes me sometimes wish I could go back to being 15 again :-)
The MacArthur Foundation is the catalyst for this huge informal learning movement aimed at connecting teens and digital media. YouMedia in Chicago, was among the first successful programs, but there are others that are equally exciting. Here's the latest MacArthur piece worth reading:
YOUmedia Expansions Offer Teens Student-Centered Learning Opportunities with Digital Media
Can't wait til we get to the pilot stage in our planning. With institutions partnering on our planning, there will definitely soon be some new amazing places for teens in Columbus.