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Are Libraries the Key to Teaching Computer Science?


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Credit: Orphans of Liberty

U.S. schools and public libraries have the opportunity to become havens of future-ready skills that students need to thrive in a modern world.

 

 

Libraries Ready to Code, a program from the American Library Association (ALA) and Google, aims to make sure "libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking and computer science among our nation's youth."

ALA and Google will select up to 50 libraries to receive resources and support to develop coding programs, and participating libraries will assist with creating a toolkit for other libraries to use. The competitive application process will run until the end of August.

Google engineer Jessie Chavez says that libraries can reach out to students in all age groups and backgrounds and really "change perceptions of who can code."

From EdTech
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