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Category: Digital Literacy

Partner with AspireIT to offer coding programs for girls: Join May 23 webinar

An important focus for the Libraries Ready to Code community is to empower youth who may have fewer opportunities or exposure to coding activities, including girls – and connecting with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) through their AspireIT program is one way libraries are reaching more young…

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Ready to Code high school library teaches students to teach computational thinking

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…

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Ready to Code library plans CS training materials for librarians

Libraries Ready to Code grantee Waseca Public Library is setting plans in place to help other libraries in their regional system create customized computer science and computational thinking programs. Matthew White, a librarian at Waseca Public Library, shares his takeaways from Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) cohort meetings at the…

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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.…

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Ready to Code library teaches Hacker Club CS and mentoring skills

Video host Cathleen Clifford sits down with Groton (Conn.) Public Library Librarian Emily Sheehan and Teen Services Librarian Jessa Franco to discuss how they are using the Libraries Ready to Code grant to teach coding skills to teens in their Hacker Club, who then teach those skills to younger students. See a demonstration…

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