Family Creative Learning Facilitator Guide

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.

This is a complete guide for family workshops that engage everyone in computer science, design thinking, and making. Holding family workshops helps families learn how to support their children with their learning.

Audience: 
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff 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: 
Block-based programming
Design thinking
Digital media
Gaming
Making
Robotics
Unplugged
Visual arts
Program Type & Frequency: 
Out of school time
Requirements: 
Technology required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Family engagement
Resource Type: 
Lesson plans & activities
Professional development
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