In Our work with communities during the first phase of the Libraries Ready to Code project gave us the chance to learn about that pre-service needs of library staff when it comes to coding and computational thinking. Staff require opportunities to learn about and how to embed Ready to Code ideas into the work they will be doing with youth. Out of that finding our work with LIS programs was born. During this phase:
- We formed a cohort of LIS faculty. Each faculty member is re-designing one of their courses to integrate Ready to Code ideas.
- Cohort faculty will pilot their new courses in fall 2017.
- Findings from the work of cohort faculty will be synthesized and disseminated so that other faculty and institutions can learn from the work of this group.
ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy and the University of Maryland’s iSchool are partnering with the support of Google, Inc. to initiate Ready to Code Phase II, Ready to Code Phase II: Embedding RtC Concepts in LIS Curricula.