Attend a free one hour webinar to discover what learning to teach coding is all about, and then register for and attend the LITA preconference at ALA Annual. This opportunity is following up on the 2014 LITA President’s Program at ALA Annual where then LITA President Cindi Trainor Blyberg welcomed Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code.
The informational webinar is free and open to the first 100 log-ins:
Tuesday May 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm Central Time
Enter as guest. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording will be posted to these same resource spaces.
Black Girls CODE (BGC) is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and grow the number of women of color working in technology. LITA is devoted to putting on programs that promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology. Together, BCG and LITA offer this full day pre-conference workshop, designed to turn reasonably tech savvy librarians into master technology teachers. The workshop will help attendees develop effective lesson plans and design projects their students can complete successfully in their own coding workshops. The schedule will feature presentations in the morning followed by afternoon breakout workgroups, in which attendees can experiment with programming languages such as Scratch, Ruby on Rails, and more.
Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director Black Girls CODE
Lake Raymond, Program Coordinator Black Girls CODE
The Black Girl Code Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.
That, really, is the Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures. Imagine the impact that these curious, creative minds could have on the world with the guidance and encouragement others take for granted.
- LITA Member $235 (coupon code: LITA2015)
- ALA Member $350
- Non-Member $380
To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial conference registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don’t have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing [email protected]. You also have the option of registering for a preconference only. To receive the LITA member pricing during the registration process on the Personal Information page enter the discount promotional code: LITA2015
Register online for the ALA Annual Conference and add a LITA Preconference
Call ALA Registration at 1-866-513-0760
Onsite registration will also be accepted in San Francisco.
Questions or Comments?
For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4269 or Mark Beatty, [email protected]