In her article in the fall issue of YALS, Ali Turner discusses how the library’s partnership with Learning Dreams, a program at the University of Minnesota, helped to invigorate and expand homework help initiatives at the Hennepin County Library. This library project provides good ideas for thinking about the future of homework help and in turn the future of library services to teens – the theme of the fall 2013 issue of YALS.
The Learning Dreams website is filled with information on how the program works and includes several videos of learners and partners. The one below provides a good sense of what the program is all about.
A key aspect of Learning Dreams is to connect learners with experts on topics learners are interested in. That is also a key aspect of Connected Learning – another topic covered in the fall issue of YALS.