In this video Phoenix City Councilmember Daniel Valenzuela interviews Maryvale High School Teach-Librarian Jean Kilker and Libraries Ready to Code Learning Research Consultant Caitlin Martin about their unique Ready to Code program. Kilker and Martin describe how high school students interested in early childhood development careers are learning the importance of computational thinking skills and then leading activities for early learners to develop those skills.
Ready to Code high school library teaches students to teach computational thinking
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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.