Executing System-wide computational thinking programs with varying levels of staff expertise

As libraries begin to fill the gap in educational opportunities for computational thinking (CT) activities and coding, it’s critical that staff are comfortable and confident taking on the facilitator role. In system-wide initiatives multiple staff at various branches with different levels of knowledge and comfort are coordinating CT programs. . How can staff be empowered to facilitate STEM content they are not confident about?

Learn more about the strategies library staff used to address this challenge.

Audience: 
Preschool
Lower elementary (K-2)
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Digital media
Making
Robotics
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
One time session
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Ready to Code examples
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