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Coding info for libraries serving teens!

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Providing tech information and resources for your patrons can be a continuing challenge in libraries! There are several discussions floating around the library world right now about different areas in this topic; so we are sharing one here to see what kind of resources might be available for your own work.

The question:

I am wanting to give my teen homeschooling community access to easy and fun access to beginner’s coding courses here in the teen department of my library. Where would you suggest I start? (I have absolutely NO knowledge on how to code or where to begin!)


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Local Computer Science workshops available

stickers_largeInterested in learning some more about computer science? District 742 Technology Integrationist, Angie Kalthoff will be putting on some computer science workshops over the next few months in conjunction with Code.org. Check out the full list here: bit.ly/codewithangiews

10/10/15 – 8:00-3:30 K-5 Coding, Google Student Clubs, and Robotic Fun – Onalaska, WI at Globe University

10/15/15 – 8:00am-4:00pm Prince of Peace Lutheran School – St.Cloud, MN

11/14/15 – 10:00am -5:00pm Great River Regional Library – St.Cloud, MN

11/21/15 – 8:30am -3:30pm Grand Forks – Grand Forks, ND


What’s in a workshop?
In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.

What you’ll receive (at no cost)
  • Printed curriculum guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons
  • Fun Code.org swag