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Getting #ReadytoCode during #CSEdWeek

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Throughout CS Education Week we are talking about the Libraries Ready to Code project to share some of the themes and recommendations that emerged over the course of the past year’s work. Some of the issues librarians we interviewed raised repeatedly relate to getting started in coding activities for youth. Yesterday, Ready to Code advisory committee member, Crystle Martin wrote ... Read More »

ALA joins new network advocating for technology rights and opportunity

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Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced its participation with a new coalition calling for greater rights and opportunity for all in national technology and media policymaking. The ALA joined 16 other organizations in signing onto “Technology Rights and Opportunity” principles advocating for policies that ensure freedom of speech and equality of opportunity for all, while expanding the ability of ... Read More »

Coding in libraries is not just for experts

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This post was written by Crystle Martin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Irvine and member of OITP’s Libraries Ready to Code project Advisory Committee. This is one of several blog posts coming this week in recognition of Computer Science Education Week and the work libraries are engaged in providing coding opportunities for youth. Follow along with #ReadytoCode @youthandtech. Check ... Read More »

White House highlights Libraries Ready to Code for CSEdWeek

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Marking the first day of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), today the White House issued a Fact Sheet: A Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All celebrating the past year’s progress and announcing new actions in support of #CSForAll. Federal agencies like the Department of Education and the Institute of Museum and Library Services as well as national and local organizations ... Read More »

Libraries work toward #CSForAll during CS Education Week

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When this year’s Computer Science (CS) Education Week launches on Monday, December 5, we will celebrate the progress of CS and coding organizations, tech companies, youth-serving organizations and school and public libraries over the last year to help youth gain access to CS Education and develop computational thinking skills. Libraries are also active in developing coding programs for youth and ... Read More »