Annual Conference Session
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, OITP, WO
Meeting Type: Forum/Update
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
The “Libraries Ready to Code” (RtC) cohort of thirty school and public libraries implemented youth coding programs that foster computational thinking skills. Programs tested how librarians can engage with community, bring in youth voice, use design thinking and connected learning to facilitate outcomes-based learning. Special attention was placed on reaching diverse youth underrepresented in tech fields. Join members of the RtC cohort and the RtC team as they share highlights and low points of the journey to move from concepts to programs that inspire youth. Presenters will lead participants through hands-on activities from the newly developed RtC toolkit.