Ready to Code school library brings music, coding to students with learning disabilities

In this 2.5 minute video, see how Heritage High School (Newport News, Va.) librarian Melanie Toran and the students she works with are combining music and coding to gain computational thinking literacies.

This example of a Ready to Code library program illustrates how a high school library engaged moderately intellectually delayed students in coding through digital music and offered opportunities to showcase their work.

Audience: 
High school (9-12)
Youth with learning disabilities
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: 
Block-based programming
Text-based programming
Performing arts
Program Type & Frequency: 
In 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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