[kids-lib] Learn about Coding Clubs for Public Libraries (no-cost webinar, TechSoup)

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Aug 31 08:20:04 PDT 2016

I thought some of you might be interested in Coding Clubs for Public Library, a free webinar offered by TechSoup. I especially think those of you going to the Code.org face-to-face training on November 4th might be interested. At the training on 11/4 you will learn a curriculum to use with kids K-5th grade and the webinar on 9/28 you will learn how to run coding programs at public libraries-it might be a great pairing of professional development! The info about both opportunities is below.-Katie
Please join us for this free webinar to learn about successful coding club programs for youth in public libraries.

Coding Clubs: Youth Programming for Public Libraries
Wed, September 28, 2016, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT
Registration link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/cpae6d4vmk7w&eom

Does your library offer programs related to coding? Coding is quickly gaining traction as an essential digital skill in the 21st century, and many public libraries are offering coding classes for youth and adults as a way of promoting STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The challenge is that coding is often a new skill for librarians and library staff who are responsible for offering programs. The good news is that you don't have to be an expert in computer science to offer effective educational programs that teach coding skills. There are many free resources that can be used as a guide to starting a coding club at your library, no experience required.

Come to this free webinar to hear about two examples of public libraries that have offered coding clubs using free curriculum provided by library partners.

  *   The Memorial Hall Library (Andover, MA) offered a coding club in 2016 in partnership with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that provides a framework and curriculum for coding clubs.
  *   The Piscataway Library (New Jersey) just completed their second round of their Computer Science Club using the free Google CS curriculum. This theme centered around Fashion & Design.
This webinar will be recorded and archived on the TechSoup for Libraries website. Please register for this webinar to receive an email notification when the archive is available. Email questions to cschimpf at techsoupglobal.org<mailto:cschimpf at techsoupglobal.org>

Register for this webinar here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/cpae6d4vmk7w&eom

From: Katie Anderson
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 11:46 AM
To: 'kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us' <kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>; 'oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net' <oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net>
Subject: Learn how to run coding programs for K-5th graders--no cost, face-to-face training

OregonASK<https://oregonask.org/> is offering a free coding training for children's public librarians and elementary school librarians on November 4, 2016, in Wilsonville. If you choose to participate, you will be trained to use a coding curriculum for children in K-5th grade that was created by Code.org<https://code.org/>. The curriculum is designed so you can present a series of activities that build on one another. However, you may use the curriculum to present one-off activities too-whatever works best for you and your library.

Read the attached flyer for details and register online<https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/473/enroll>.

Please bring your own laptop or tablet.

Food and beverages will not be provided because this is a free training. You may bring your own beverages, snacks, and lunch or you may go to a nearby restaurant. There will be an hour for lunch so plan accordingly.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Katie Anderson, MLS, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
[cid:image004.png at 01D0358C.4523C4D0]<https://www.facebook.com/ORLibSupport>  [http://www.thewwwblog.com/images/blogger-logo.jpg] <http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/>   [http://www.aethlonmedical.com/assets/001/5130.png] <https://twitter.com/orlibsupport>   [Picture] <http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/Pages/index.aspx>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20160831/c1603eb8/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.png
Type: image/png
Size: 923 bytes
Desc: image001.png
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20160831/c1603eb8/attachment.png>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image002.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 859 bytes
Desc: image002.jpg
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20160831/c1603eb8/attachment.jpg>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image003.gif
Type: image/gif
Size: 794 bytes
Desc: image003.gif
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20160831/c1603eb8/attachment.gif>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image004.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 2098 bytes
Desc: image004.jpg
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20160831/c1603eb8/attachment-0001.jpg>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: Libraries_K5 Workshop Flyer.pdf
Type: application/pdf
Size: 493750 bytes
Desc: Libraries_K5 Workshop Flyer.pdf
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20160831/c1603eb8/attachment.pdf>

More information about the Kids-lib mailing list