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Libraries Ready to Code & Leap Into Science: The power of partnerships

Tara Fox of The Franklin Institute recounts how a local program born from a museum-library partnership has become a national network for science and literacy. Join the Leap into Science session at ALA Annual 2018 conference in NOLA.  The Franklin Institute, a science museum in Philadelphia, Pa., sits across the street…

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Ready to Code school library connects coding to mentoring

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Belmar Elementary School (BES) started its first-ever computer science club, Coding Connects BES, which connected coding to mentoring. BES 4th-8th grade students attended a weekly coding club that focuses on their personal interests, including video game design, fashion and music. Once the students were…

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Ready to Code library’s “Game Hacker” teaches skills for success

In this video Ak-Chin Indian Community (Maricopa, AZ) librarian Jeffrey Stoffer celebrates the accomplishments of students in their Libraries Ready to Code  program, Game Hacker: Making, Fixing, Breaking. See how young people participating in Game Hacker are learning skills that will enable them to succeed in any future opportunity they pursue.

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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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