iYouth 2014 Conference: Apps, What Are They Good For?

Apps: What Are They Good For?

Every day there are new apps that might be good for kids, teens, and their parents. But, really what are the best apps out there, how do you decide what makes a great app, and how do you keep up with what’s available? That’s what we’ll talk about in this session, and you’ll also get to see how some of them work.

color_face (1)Linda W. Braun is the Youth Services Manager at the Seattle Public Library. She also teaches for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and is a past president of YALSA.

iYouth Conference 2014: Bringing Theatre into the Classroom

Enjoy another look at one of our fabulous panels at the iYouth Conference 2014 on Saturday, February 8th.  For a complete listing of all the sessions and presenters, take a look at our Tumblr page here.  To find more information about tickets, check out the page here.  Since we recently received generous support form the UW HUB, Wells Fargo, and the UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate, we have been able to reduce the price of admission to $35.00 with lunch or $25.00 without for professionals. For students, the cost is $20.00 with lunch or $10.00 without! 

Come sample the work of a consortium of theatre organizations and their work to help integrate theatre into everyday classroom curriculum. This workshop will give you a taste of the exercises and lesson plans we provide to teachers and the one on one work in the classroom that accompanies all of our curriculum. Exercises will include classroom management tools, enhancement to literacy skills, comprehension, and integration throughout content areas.AnnieLareauAnnie Lareau M.ED, Intertim Artistic Director, ArtsWest, Annie became the Artistic Director of ArtsWest Playhouse in West Seattle this fall after serving as Director of Touring Productions at Book-It Repertory Theatre for 9 years. Annie has also been a teaching artist for the last 20 years in the Seattle area for Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company and ArtsWest and was assistant to the professor at the University of Washington’s Professional Actors Training Program. She now specializes in working with classroom teachers to integrate theatre into classroom curriculum.

iYouth 2014 Conference: Reteaching Gender and Sexuality

In the run-up to the conference, we will continue to run several posts featuring the sessions that will take place during the conference.  If you would like to see our comprehensive schedule, please check out the iYouth Conference Tumblr here.  To read more about the conference, please refer to the iYouth Conference 2014 page on our website, including information on purchasing tickets.

Reteaching Gender & Sexuality


This is an introductory competency building workshop on gender and sexual diversity. Participants will learn from local experts about gender and sexuality development among adolescents, and gain relevant, practical, and valuable skills. This workshop aims to be dynamic by combining practical information with interactive activities and a screening of PUT THIS ON THE {MAP}, an award-winning 34-minute documentary that features twenty-six young people in Seattle’s eastside suburbs that moves audiences from self-reflection into action.