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Learn to Run a Coding Club at Your Library with No Experience Necessary!

Professional Development Workshop with Prenda Coding

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: The Public Library of ABQ-Bernco – Central and Unser Branch 
8081 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM
Hosted by: New Mexico State Library Makerstate Initiative and Kelly Smith of Prenda Coding
Intended Audience: Librarians & Library Staff interested in hosting a coding club at their library
Registration Required for This Event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMSLCodingClub

This year the NMSL’s Makerstate Initiative will be providing several professional development workshops for librarians throughout the state. We will be providing training on all of our pop up makerspace programs and developing maker kits for checkout. Training and maker kits will include, but are not limited to programs in 3D printing, scanning, and design, paper engineering, simple circuits, introduction to electronics, e-textiles, and coding. For our first professional development workshop we will be bringing in founder and CEO of Prenda Coding, Kelly Smith.

During this four hour workshop we will learn how to facilitate a coding club without any previous coding experience! Kelly will share his unique program based on self-guided learning, trial and error, and completing fun projects in this hands-on training. Library coding clubs have been proven to have high attendance and engage children and teens while teaching valuable technical skills. Would a coding club be the perfect addition to youth programming at your library? Join us to find out how you can do it!

Must be able to provide your own laptop to attend this event.
Please bring your own lunch as one will not be provided.

 

For more information about this or any other NMSL Makerstate Initiative workshops and trainings, please contact NMSL Makerstate Initiative Coordinator, Allie Burnquist at nmmakerstateinitiative@gmail.com or 505-974-8793

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