|A screenshot from an Hour of Code activity using Scratch,|
created by coding newbie Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
The main goal of DPI's Coding Initiative in Wisconsin Public Libraries is to increase awareness about coding and computational thinking. Public libraries can play an integral part introducing their community to coding, whether through a library-led program or partnering with a school, neighboring library, or other non-profit organization. The Hour of Code™ is a good way for libraries that are interested in providing these opportunities to dip their toe into the water. The annual Hour of Code™ event, December 5-11, is a great way for you see what Hour of Code™ is all about. Go through one of the tutorials as a first trial and see how it might benefit members of all ages in your community.
Check out the Hour of Code™ map to see if there is someone near you that is participating who potentially could be a future partner.
Ryan Claringbole and Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Public Library Development Team