This local news story shares a Ready to Code program at Santa Barbara Public LIbrary in Santa Barbara, California.
This slide deck includes 3 challenges for youth to participate in as a way to learn how to program a Dash robot. Youth start with the Blockly app and then learn how to have Dash make a square, a triangle and run through an obstacle course.
An example of a promotional event flyer for the Ready Set Code program series at the Kenton County Public Library (KY).
An example of a letter used to invite community members to volunteer as real-world experts in the field of computer science.
This article serves as a guide to what Finland is doing to innovate their curriculum and prepare their students for a changing world.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This list of resources gives library staff a starting point for learning about how to advocate for and broaden participation in computational thinking activities.