Libraries Ready to Code Opens Call for Applications: Hour of Code Mini-Grants – Application Due Nov. 8th
To celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Ready to Code Collection website, ALA will be awarding $500 mini-grants to school and public libraries that facilitate a program for youth during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, 2018, using Google’s CS First Hour of Code activity. This year, the Scratch-based activity encourages creativity in storytelling so youth can incorporate their own interests while learning to code.
Libraries Ready to Code is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and sponsored by Google, which aims to ensure libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking (CT) and coding among our nation’s youth.
30 Ready to Code libraries have worked together over the past year to create materials, share best practices, and develop strategies for implementing coding and CT programs in libraries. These resources will be showcased on ann interactive website that will be launched in time to explore it during CS Education Week.
Get started with Hour of Code activity and then check out the strategies and resources in the Ready to Code Collection to plan what you’ll do next. Hour of Code is a great way to dip your toes into the world of coding and computational thinking. Build on the excitement and Hour of Code community to develop your own computational thinking programs with the Collection website to stay engaged year round!
For more information: http://www.ala.org/tools/readytocode/hoc_mini_grants
Sharon Rawlins, MLS
Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning
NJ State Library
185 West State St.
P.O. Box 520
Trenton, NJ 08625-0520
609-278-2640 ext. 116
609-278-2650 – fax
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