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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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Ready to Code school library brings music, coding to students with learning disabilities

In this 2.5 minute video, see how Heritage High School (Newport News, Va.) librarian Melanie Toran and the students she works with are combining music and coding to gain computational thinking literacies. This post is the second in a series by Libraries Ready to Code cohort participants, who will release…

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NCWIT AspireIT funding open for summer

This is a guest post from Jennifer Manning, Program Director of AspireIT Partnerships at the National Center for Women & Information Technology. The ALA Washington Office’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative and NCWIT AspireIT are partners in connecting young women program leaders to public libraries to design and implement coding…

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Google: libraries get youth excited about CS

As part of our participation in Teen Tech Week, today we are pleased to share a post about our collaboration with Google on Libraries Ready to Code. This post by Hai Hong, a Computer Science Education Program Manager at Google, introduces the partnership between ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy…

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