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Coding in the School Library

Whether you're a programming whiz or a complete novice, your students will benefit when you accept the challenge to teach coding in your school library. Learn how to initiate a new coding program or reinvigorate your current one with this webinar. Join librarians Kelsey Gourd and Calypso Gilstrap as they discuss mindsets and methods you can use to successfully integrate coding instruction into your library curriculum for students of any age. They'll outline everything from unplugged coding options to using tools like Scratch and CSFirst, plus they'll talk about how to align your coding curriculum with the AASL National Standards. Tune in to level up your coding skills today!

Participants will learn:

  • Tips to start teaching coding even if you don't know how to code yourself
  • Strategies to create successful coding lesson plans
  • Ideas for connecting your coding instruction with the AASL National Standards*
  • Effective programming tools, including CSFirst, Scratch, and Hopscotch

*Statement does not imply affiliation with or endorsement by AASL.

Kelsey Gourd, MLIS, has contributed to the Kids Can Code series from Rosen Publishing and received the Technology in Education Award and the Polly Clarke Award from the Oklahoma Library Association. She has been a teacher librarian for 6 years and has been a youth librarian at a public library for one year. Find Kelsey Gourd, along with some lesson ideas and teaching strategies, at her blog or on Twitter @KelseyGourd.

Calypso Gilstrap, NBCT, is a school librarian at Tuckahoe Middle School in Henrico County, VA. She has been a school librarian ten years both in high school and middle school. Before that, she was an English and speech/drama/debate teacher for seven years. She has taught in the library media education program at the University of Central Oklahoma and loves presenting at a variety of technology and library conferences. Follow her on Twitter at @calypsogilstrap.

Kelsey Gourd and Calypso Gilstrap

Entry ID: 2189577

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