[Library Media] Fwd: [yscon] ALA to Offer Grants for Libraries to Support Computer Science & Computational Thinking

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Thu Jun 29 09:41:35 MDT 2017


FYI...

Sharon

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From: Laura Schulte-Cooper <lschulte at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:59 PM
Subject: [yscon] ALA to Offer Grants for Libraries to Support Computer
Science & Computational Thinking
To: "pubyac at lists.lis.illinois.edu" <pubyac at lists.lis.illinois.edu>, "
yscon at listsmart.osl.state.or.us" <yscon at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>, "
alsc-l at lists.ala.org" <alsc-l at lists.ala.org>
Cc: Angela Hubbard <ahubbard at ala.org>, Aimee Strittmatter <
astrittmatter at ala.org>, Elizabeth Serrano <eserrano at ala.org>


Greetings!


ALA has announced a competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, that
will fund a cohort of 25-50 school and public libraries to design
computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth,
including underrepresented youth.  The grant application will open in late
July.  If you’d like to get notification when the application is open, sign
up via this online form
<http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/fsGfOFVeaMfJxdXc033H2>.

The $500,000 program is part of Phase III of Libraries Ready to Code
<http://www.ala.org/tools/readytocode/2>, an ongoing collaboration between
ALA and Google to ensure library staff are prepared to develop and deliver
programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking
(CT) among youth, two skills that will be required for challenges and jobs
of the future. ALSC is partnering with ALA’s Office for Information
Technology Policy, AASL, and YALSA to implement this program. Learn more
<http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/american-library-association-expands-program-help-libraries-get-ready-code>
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*______________________________________________________________ **Laura M.
Schulte-Cooper | Program Officer, Communications |Association for Library
Service to Children | American Library Association*

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