Bringing youth from diverse backgrounds together in collaborative learning experiences

It is rare that students from different schools have regular opportunities to work together and share resources. The need for collaboration is pressing in areas like computer science (CS) and engineering, where every school does not have access to the equipment or teacher expertise. Barriers include language, culture, and transportation. What strategies are effective in bringing students from diverse backgrounds together to expand learning opportunities and cultural competence?
Learn more about the strategies library staff used to address this challenge.
Audience: 
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
English language learners
Youth of color
Lower income communities
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
One time session
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Community engagement
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Ready to Code examples
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