The YOUmedia Learning Labs Network believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity.
We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and communities nationally to develop and sustain leadership for educational improvement. The labs are creative, transformative, and dynamic spaces that aim to put Connected Learning into action. With a commitment to equity and digital inclusion, they expand opportunities for interest-driven learning by youth.
The Octavia Lab at the LA Public Library Joins the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network
Press contact: Bob Jobinmedia@nwp.org Berkeley, CA, May 25, 2022 — Joining a network of colleagues across the country, the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network is thrilled to extend affiliate status to The Octavia Lab based at the Los Angeles Public Library. The YOUmedia model was developed in 2011 with support from the John D. and Catherine T. […]
Looking back and imagining forward: The YOUmedia Network in 2020
Last year marked a global pandemic, political violence and racial reckoning that impacted how we work and live. As a community of practice, we and our young people were first overwhelmed by a year-long pandemic and polarizing rhetoric surrounding science, followed by nationwide protests against racialized state violence, systematized from our country’s 400-year legacy of […]
Announcing the Final Two Resources from the Capturing Connected Learning in Libraries Project
For the past four years, the Capturing Connected Learning in Libraries (CCLL) project has partnered with libraries across the country in support of their ability to evaluate their connected learning programs and spaces. Through frequent meetings, consultations, and workshops, the CCLL team has learned about each library’s unique evaluation needs and either directed library staff to already […]