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Ready to Code middle school students give back to their community through coding

Located on the eastern shore of Maryland, Ready to Code grantee Kent County Middle School students develop projects for their community. After interviewing local businesses and community organizations, students learn applied coding and computational thinking by developing the projects to meet the individual needs of the business or community organization. Laura Jacob, Supervisor of Technology for Kent County Public Schools, shares students’ progress and where they intend to be at the end of the program.

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Marijke Visser

Marijke Visser is the associate director and senior policy advocate at the American Library Association’s Washington Office. She is involved in all stages of Libraries Ready to Code, E-rate, and Connect Home projects. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Peace and Global Studies/Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College in Indiana. Before joining the ALA in 2009, Marijke earned her master’s in Library and Information Science from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

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