The Institute of Museum and Library Services and MacArthur announced the second round of winners of a national competition to create 21st century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. The 12 winners – five museums and seven libraries – will receive a total of $1.2 million to plan and design the labs, where teens will use both digital and traditional media that promote creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on learning. The labs will connect teens to mentors and peers, as well as anytime, anywhere access to information through online social networks so that they can pursue their interests more deeply. The winning institutions will match the funds from the competition and partner with local educational, cultural, and civic organizations to build a network of learning opportunities for young people. Read the press release and learn about the 12 winners.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations.