Digital Media & Learning

MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community. Read our strategy

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.@CSOL2013 forms @bravenewvoices Online Crew to document #Chicago Brave New Voices Festival -

At @SteamStudioChi, #Chicago students work with @sirandmadame to design 50s & 60s inspired tees for @CSOL2013-

Kids in #Chicago for @CSOL2013 design & build #solar-powered cars for Solar Power-Up @NatureMuseum -

#Chicago’s Digital Youth Network empowers a group of #Digital Divas during the Chi Summer of Learning @CSOL2013 -

At @ProjExplore #Chicago kids learn to use #science to solve #crime for the @CSOL2013 -

.@CSOL2013 students play #games about preventing #disease at @UChicago’s @GameChangerChi -

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Chicago Expands YOUmedia to Six More Libraries

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new $500,000 investment to expand YOUmedia, the MacArthur-supported youth learning space that opened at the Chicago Public Library’s downtown Harold Washington Library Center in 2009 Read More

"After the Jobs Disappear"

The New York Times
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Oct. 28 webinar: Connected Curriculum
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Oct. 21 webinar: Connected Administrators
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New Personal Story: Yuri Doolan
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Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Constance M. Yowell

Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
Portrait of Tawa Mitchell

Tawa Mitchell

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
Portrait of Karen S. Hott

Karen S. Hott

Senior Executive Secretary
Portrait of Julie W. Squire

Julie W. Squire

Program Administrator