Learn to Teach Coding, a Free Webinar

Tuesday, 5/26/2015
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Attend a free one hour webinar to discover what learning to teach coding is all about, and then register for and attend the full day LITA preconference at 2015 ALA Annual in San Francisco
 
Learn to Teach Coding and Mentor Technology Newbies – in Your Library or Anywhere! (LIT2)
 
The informational webinar is free, no registration required, and open to the first 100 log-ins at
Enter as a guest. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording will be posted to these same resource spaces.
 
LITA Preconference at 2015 ALA Annual
Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:30am - 4:00pm
 
Black girls CODE  "Imagine Build Create"Black Girls CODE (BGC) is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and grow the number of women of color working in technology. LITA is devoted to putting on programs that promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology. Together, BCG and LITA offer this full day pre-conference workshop, designed to turn reasonably tech savvy librarians into master technology teachers. The workshop will help attendees develop effective lesson plans and design projects their students can complete successfully in their own coding workshops. The schedule will feature presentations in the morning followed by afternoon breakout workgroups, in which attendees can experiment with programming languages such as Scratch, Ruby on Rails, and more.
 
The Black Girl Code Vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Kimberly Bryant says “That, really, is the Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures. Imagine the impact that these curious, creative minds could have on the world with the guidance and encouragement others take for granted”.
 
 

Takeaways

Attendees should know what's involved in teaching coding, how to assist and point students in right directions, and be on their way to becoming teachers themselves.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning to teach new technologies to library patrons of all ages, especially children and yound adults.

Presenters

Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director Black Girls CODE

Kimberly Bryant

Lake Raymond, Program Coordinator Black Girls CODE

Registration

Cost

The informational webinar is free, no registration required, and open to the first 100 log-ins at
Enter as a guest. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording will be posted to these same resource spaces.

The cost to attend the Learn to Teach Coding LITA preconference at 2015 ALA Annual in San Francisco is

  • $235 for LITA members
  • $350 for ALA members
  • $380 for nonmembers.    

Enter the code LITA2015 to get the LITA member rate.

How to Register

The informational webinar is free, no registration required, and open to the first 100 log-ins at
Enter as a guest. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording will be posted to these same resource spaces.

To register for the LITA preconference at 2015 ALA Annual in San Francisco
Register through the ALA Annual Conference website

Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work adequately for attending.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org.