Computer Science Education Week is December 3-8!
For the past several years I have been offering a special coding program (as part of the worldwide Hour of Code event) or another learning experience that supports Computational Thinking (CT). Why libraries? Kids and teens need CT skills, along with traditional literacy skills, to be able to effectively communicate and express themselves in the Digital Age.
Want to know more about the connection between CT and early literacy? Join Paula Langsam (DC Public Libraries) and I for a free webinar on Tuesday, December 4th called Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy. It is hosted by the Public Library Association. (Registration required.)
Here are some of the activities I will be including in CSed Week 2018:
- CT-embedded preschool storytimes
- Afterschool LEGO Lab featuring a collaborative CT challenge
- <HPLCode> Unusual Discovery: storytelling with CS First and Scratch
- <HPLCode> byte sized: coding for young children and their grown-ups using ScratchJr
Looking for program ideas and other resources? The Libraries Ready to Code collection (aka toolkit) is now live!