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Mission Possible: Empower Your Community with Coding - October 2017

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Mission Possible: Empower Your Community with Coding
October 31-November 21, 2017

Live webcasts on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm ET: October 31, November 7, 14 & 21, 2017

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to launch a coding program in your library that will promote digital literacy and impact your community. You’ll learn how to run computer programming courses that will introduce your patrons to new career paths and technologies. We’ll give you the tools you need to create library programs around coding languages (e.g. HTML, CSS, Python), career development software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suites, WordPress), and early learning (e.g. Scratch and robotics) without having to know how to code.

We’ll explore all facets of building coding programming for your library such as making your case for funding, hosting Code Clubs and Hackathons, and curating free resources and technologies available online.

Over the course of four weeks, participants will listen in on live keynote sessions and receive personal attention and resources from a dedicated advisor in an online coaching environment. Participate in online discussion groups to gather resources and best practices and with peers from across the country.

By the end of this course you will have developed a blueprint for developing a coding program that fits within a variety of budgets and crosses a spectrum of patrons ranging from children to adults.

Participants will be exposed to

  • Case studies of tech programming that works
  • Free tools your library can use
  • Blueprints for leading coding programs and hackathons

By the end of this course, you will

  • Gain exposure to innovative tech resources
  • Learn from program blueprints that you can emulate
  • Create a fully developed and tested action plan for launching a tech-oriented program at your library within your budget, whether it’s $0 or much larger

Online course features

  • Instructor-led online courses feature personalized interaction over four weeks
  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live webcast (with recordings available afterward)
  • Weekly assignments to help you make progress on your goals
  • Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment to help sort out challenges
  • Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums

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