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.
How can libraries increase access to coding education, especially for potential patrons who were previously underserved by library programs? Julianne Wise, Rochester International Academy (RIA) librarian, and Sarah Ryan, Montessori Academy librarian, teamed up to develop strategies that address this question.
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.
Two characters meet in a world and discover a surprising object. What happens next? It’s all up to students, who have the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to code their own story.
Learn how to use the Public Library Association's Project Outcomes initiative in developing computational thinking learning goals and see how one library developed a logic model to assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating a summer coding camp.
This 20-minute slide presentation details how the Independence (Kan.) Public Library worked with youth to gain computational thinking skills through Scratch, Python and the FarmBot app, which they used to build their own FarmBot for the library garden.
This report summarizes key differences in interest in and confidence to learn CS among seventh- to 12th-grade students from underrepresented groups.