$179 – $279

Building Sustainable Coding Programs: The Next Frontier in Digital Literacy

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You don’t need tech chops to put together an impressive coding program at your library. Learn from leading companies, organizations, and public and school libraries how to design and launch a sustainable coding program that supports digital literacy and 21st Century skills, and has the power to transform your community.

Over three weeks, you’ll learn what it takes to develop a tech program that lasts. From capturing your community’s attention to figuring out funding: we’ve got you covered. You’ll hear about exciting STEM tools, including the multitude of free resources and technologies available online, learn how to collaborate with community partners to get your program up and running, and gain insight into how to sustain your efforts for the long haul, from those who have done it themselves.

No matter your budget or level of coding experience, you can create a successful, sustainable tech program at your library, and we’ll help you get there!

As a participant in the course, you will view live keynote sessions and join the conversation via live chat. (All sessions are recorded for access later on.) Most important, you’ll work with a dedicated advisor in an online coaching environment to gather resources and best practices and connect with peers from across North America (and beyond). All attendees will receive bonus archive access to the following sessions:

Alex Giannini, Manager of Experiential Learning, Westport Library (CT)
Innovative Programs to Inspire the Imagination
Alex Giannini, manager of the Westport Library’s MakerSpace and co-chair of the wildly successful Maker Faire Westport, will join us to share his experience transforming a strictly STEM-focused MakerSpace into a more inclusive STEAM space, and how to engage your community in making - not just during a special event, but all year round.

Nate Stone, Program Coordinator, ideaLAB
Inspiration from the ideaLab
Hear one educator’s journey getting his coding program off the ground. In this inspiring session, Nate Stone, will share his process on growing the coding program at Denver Public Library. From offering computer basics courses in the library’s traditional computer lab, to expanding to Wordpress, HTML, CSS, and Javascript courses, and later to Python courses, Nate has experience using free online resources to develop an advanced coding program. He’ll discuss ideas for how you can build creative programming at your library, and how these programs serve the community and create meaningful connections with patrons.

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