Ready to Code with Feathered Friends

Can a coding program get youth connected with backyard nature? Absolutely! Governor Mifflin School District tested a district-wide collaborative model, called Feathered Friends. They used concepts from connected learning, design thinking and computational thinking (CT) with our Middle School and High School student engineers to create an authentic learning experience.

This example of a Ready to Code library program suggests a creative citizen science approach to computational thinking.

Audience: 
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: 
School
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: 
Data science
Design thinking
Science
Math
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Community engagement
Resource Type: 
Ready to Code examples
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