Ready to Code libraries in Rochester team up, offer coding education to underserved youth

How can libraries increase access to coding education, especially for potential patrons who were previously underserved by library programs? Julianne Wise, Rochester International Academy (RIA) librarian, and Sarah Ryan, Montessori Academy librarian, teamed up to develop strategies that address this question.

This example of a Ready to Code library program includes strategies to design activities for underserved youth, including English Language Learners.

Audience: 
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
English language learners
Youth of color
Lower income communities
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: 
Robotics
Design thinking
Making
Careers
Program Type & Frequency: 
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Community engagement
Resource Type: 
Ready to Code examples
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