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Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff
FREE on-demand webinar
Panelists: Crystal Chen, Tracy Drake, Aurelia Mandani, A.J. Muhammad & Claire Nickerson
The 2018 class of ALA Emerging Leaders was charged with identifying data competency training resources for the Public Library Association. It has become increasingly important for library professionals to be able to gather, analyze, and communicate data in order to navigate a data-rich world and make data-driven decisions related to funding, policies, and other resources needed to support the communities you serve. Learn how the website created by the Emerging Leaders serves as a professional development guide that can help move library staff toward becoming more data competent. More…
Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy
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Panelists: Claudia Haines & Paula Langsam
How do we prepare young children to be able to communicate and express themselves in any medium? What are the key critical thinking skills that young children need in order to understand, navigate, and create material in all formats? Computational thinking is a problem-solving process often associated with computer science, programming, and coding. However, the universal ideas behind computational thinking—decomposition, pattern recognition, and abstraction and algorithmic design—are concepts most children’s librarians and early childhood educators know. This on-demand webinar explorers components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development. Young children can become successful problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and lifelong learners at the library. More…
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