The Public Library Association is working to help libraries learn about and implement successful family engagement strategies. The web resources include toolkits, marketing materials, and a report completed with the Harvard Family Research Project.
A variety of tools library staff can use to begin implementing activities to help understand community needs.
This report focused on implementation of connected learning in libraries, does an excellent job of explaining what connected learning is and why and how it is beneficial for libraries to integrate connected learning ideas into their programs and services for youth and families.
Curated by the Connected Learning Alliance, this is a one-shop to find video, reports, podcasts, and more describing how Connected Learning works in libraries.
This site shares all of the resources and guidelines that Normal Public Library uses to run a mentorship program that pairs youth with an adult mentor who has experience in technology.
This online textbook covers many of the topics central to the ideas libraries need to embrace when supporting and providing computational thinking activities. Chapters topics include connected learning, design thinking, how children learn, and developing learning assessments.
This article serves as a guide to what Finland is doing to innovate their curriculum and prepare their students for a changing world.
An overview of what computational thinking (CT) is and why it is important for libraries to add computational thinking activities to services for all ages.
Developed by the Creative Communities Research Group at the University of Colorado Boulder, Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together — as designers and inventors — through the use of creative technologies.
The Ready to Code Facilitation Pathway lays out key themes critical to facilitating learning for youth. From starting out with computational thinking (CT) activities to advocating for it in library services, these themes will help library staff understand and frame what it takes to build computational thinking into their programs and services.