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Hour of Code at the Library

Event Type: Face-to-Face
Date: 10/30/2018
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
 Hour of Code is an educational movement focused on teaching computer programming skills utilizing pre-designed lesson plans. Learning to code encourages the development of computational thinking – the process of breaking large problems down into smaller, more manageable processes.

By simply hosting and facilitating Hour of Code programs, your library can help children move beyond playing on computers and smartphones to become content creators with marketable job skills. Content discussed in this workshop will be appropriate for children and teens ages 9-18 . . . but can be also be adapted for adult programming!!!

SWFLN's Spheros, Osmos, and iPad Labs (available for Institutional Members to borrow) will be used in this training.

Academic Library staff will be able to design library initiatives based around various free learn-to-code programs. Learning how to create computer programs can help students build technology skills and provide an important competency for future jobs.

Public Library staff will be better able to create an environment supportive of computer language learning. Encouraging acquisition of this STREAM (formerly STEM) skill is a possibility for any library that has computer access . . . no computer lab or previous skills are required.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will leave this workshop with experience with basic coding as well as a wealth of knowledge about various coding curricula. This will enable them to facilitate programs supportive of digital literacy for their students.

Special Librarians may be interested to learn about supporting coding initiatives if their library has a connection to a STREAM (formerly STEM) field. Computers are vital to nearly all levels of business and learning how to program a computer can be beneficial to nearly anyone.

Location: SWFLN Office: 13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 313-6338
Registration Ends: 10/25/2018 at 12:30 AM
Other Information:
 About the Presenters: Artistic Literacy is a group of three librarians, artists, and educators who are committed to teaching others how to connect art to literacy through programming.

Jennifer Parker has been the Branch Manager of the Green Cove Springs Library for over 20 years, a small urban facility in North Florida. She has been developing and implementing programs for children, teens, and adults since 1988. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL.
Elizabeth McConney has been providing art programming at libraries and schools since 2002. With a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from New College of Florida, Elizabeth is a studio artist who works by commission. She creates program curriculum for school aged and teen audiences at the library. She has a strong background in early literacy storytimes and she crafts amazing felt stories.
Amber Holley is the Manager for Youth Services at the Jacksonville Public Library (JPL). She was hired by JPL in 2004 and has worked as a Teen Librarian, Children’s Librarian, and a Branch Manager in several libraries both large and small, urban and suburban. Amber has been presenting training to other librarians since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Arts from New College of Florida, a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of South Florida, and is a graduate of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute.
Contact: Luly Castro
Contact Number: (239) 313-6218
Presenter: Artistic Literacy
Status: Closed

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