Ready to Code high school library teaches students to teach computational thinking

In this video Phoenix City Council Member Daniel Valenzuela interviews Maryvale High School Teach-Librarian Jean Kilker about her unique Ready to Code program. Kilker and Ready to Code project evaluator Caitlin Martin describe how high school students interested in early childhood development careers are learning the importance of computational thinking skills and then leading activities for early learners to develop those skills.

This example of a Ready to Code library program showcases a librarian-teacher partnership that incorporates computational thinking into a child development course.

Audience: 
Preschool
High school (9-12)
Youth of color
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: 
Careers
Making
Unplugged
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Resource Type: 
Ready to Code examples
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