HOMAGO: A Guidebook

Hanging Out, Messing Around & Geeking Out (HOMAGO) is an experiential learning theory about how youth learn in new social and media environments. This Guidebook explains what it is, why it is important, how to document it, and the role of adults/mentors in the space.

This guidebook was developed to help facilitate and inspire organizations, schools and institutions to provide informal learning spaces for teens. This can be used to convince others why HOMAGO is important as well as how to encourage HOMAGO at your library. It's a strategy for changing mindsets about how to interact with and engage teens in a library space.

Audience: 
Lower elementary (K-2)
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Topic: 
Design thinking
Making
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Connecting youth interests & youth voice
Resource Type: 
Books & magazines
Professional development
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