A report from Google about unconscious biases of educators, administrators, and students that can contribute to the persistence of underrepresentation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in CS and STEM more generally.
A 12-lesson program to empower girls to learn coding and build a website from nothing!
Make winter holiday cards using the block-based coding language Scratch
Free, easy-to-use activities and curriculum introduce students ages 9-14 to computer science through themed projects that attract students with varied interests. Instructional videos guide students through each activity, so no coding experience is needed to teach!
Classes come to the library to learn about resources and services, and Applied Digital Skills is a great way to orient students to how to use the library and apply it to what they are learning in their classes.
Thunkable is an introduction to app building that creates a segue from introduction to coding programs that teach block-based coding into a project-based program that creates a finished app.
A research report from Google that identifies factors that influence whether or not young women decide to pursue a Computer Science degree, highlighting that anyone can help increase female participation in CS, regardless of their technical abilities or background.
An example of a poster, created for the Mighty Girl Coders program, to promote activities, recruit participants and advertise the schedule for coding programs being offered.
A slide deck for adults that explains the value of providing a teen coding workshop and the value of supporting computational thinking literacies through the public library.
This program is based on Google’s CS First Music & Sound club curriculum and has been customized by Homer (AK) Public Library for a week-long coding camp to introduced kids ages 8-11 to basic computer science concepts while they create digital music, sound and video. Library staff worked with a music educator to deliver the program content.