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#TTW15: Teen Tech Week 2015 is March 8-14, 2015


TTW15_ning_banner1002x200The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) presents its annual Teen Tech Week (March 8-14, 2015) with the theme is “Libraries are for Making…” and viNGN would like to remind everyone about the open opportunity to improve the digital literacy and professional prospects of our teens through the free Khan Academy curriculum.

All U.S. Virgin Islands Public Libraries now host viNGN Public Computer Centers, and youngsters are invited to obtain their library cards to access the online catalog, check out books and DVDs, do research for school projects, and utilize the PCCs to complete assignments, communicate, and sign up for free online courses such as Khan Academy.

khan academy logoCourses available include:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Economics and Finance
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Computing
  • Test Prep (including SAT)
  • College Admissions

Sign up with just an email address and learn at your own pace at Khan Academy (it’s great for adults, too)! Sign up today at khanacademy.org. Download flyer and share: Khan-Academy-flyer (PDF)

Teen Tech Week is held annually, when libraries highlight digital resources and services are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. For more details, visit teentechweek.ning.com

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit www.vingn.com.

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