Project Next Generation

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The Moline Public Library is proud to present

Project Next Generation

 

Project Next Generation (PNG), an educational technology initiative of Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, was established to help educate at-risk students and bridge the digital divide. By providing technology training for students, with limited access to computers, PNG empowers students to succeed academically and eventually as independent, contributing members of society.

 

In service of this mission, the PNG program offers grant funding to libraries for establishing after-school training programs that not only provide access to computers, software and various technology devices, but also hire mentors who are crucial to helping students develop self-confidence and pride in their newly acquired skills.

 

The value of this training is evidenced through increased confidence of students as they achieve success through project based learning; reinforced abilities and learning as libraries offer technology based experiences for participating students who might not otherwise have access; the enhanced ability of students to deal with life experiences and the future; and ultimately, the coupling of technology education with safe and friendly environments that foster communication with positive role models.

 

The Moline Public Library is proud to enter its fifth year of PNG. Programs are geared toward students in grades 4 through 8 to provide a transition between children’s and teen programming and offer a chance to experience a variety of equipment and technologies.

 

LEGO Space Challenge
Mondays, January 14, 21, 28 & February 4 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can use LEGO Mindstorms to complete Space Challenge missions. Learn to program robots and use them to accomplish tasks. This is a four-part session and attendance at all four session is recommended. Registration is required and space is limited.

Book Trailers
Thursday, February 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn to make videos using Windows Moviemaker. Bring a favorite book and create a book trailer video for it. Registration is required and space is limited.

Dissection
Thursday, February 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn about animal science and dissect a sheep heart. Registration is required and space is limited.

Cooking Class
Monday, March 4 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn about food safety and nutrition and prepare an entire meal to enjoy. Registration is required and space is limited.

Dissection
Thursday, March 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn about animal science and dissect a fetal pig. Registration is required and space is limited.

Edible Water Bottles
Monday, April 1 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn to make edible water bottles to help eliminate plastic waste. Registration is required and space is limited.

Cooking Class
Thursday, April 18 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn about food safety and nutrition and prepare an entire meal to enjoy. Registration is required and space is limited.

Watershed Science
Thursday, April 25 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can learn about the sources and effects of water pollution using an interactive model. Registration is required and space is limited.

Animal Program with Niabi Zoo
Monday, May 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can interact with live animals while learning about their habitats, diet, adaptations and behavior during a visit from Niabi Zoo. Registration is required and space is limited.

Animal Program with Niabi Zoo
Monday, June 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can interact with live animals while learning about their habitats, diet, adaptations, and behavior during a visit from Niabi Zoo. Registration is required and space is limited.

 

These programs are developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, or to register, contact the Moline Public Library at 309-524-2470 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

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