Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 8¾ x 11
978-1-5381-0866-6 • Paperback • July 2018 • $76.00 • (£58.00)
978-1-5381-0867-3 • eBook • July 2018 • $68.00 • (£52.00)
Wendy Harrop has been a public school teacher for 22 years. She taught in the classroom for 11 years, in Illinois, California and Wisconsin. Most recently, she has been a technology integrator and gifted specialist in the Oconomowoc Area School District, in Oconomowoc Wisconsin, where she has worked for 11 years. Her focus is on integrating technology in education, particularly in the area of makerspaces. She worked with a team to design and implement a makerspace in her k-4 school in 2013, and since then has become passionate about integrating making and STEAM, particularly computer programming, across the curriculum. She resides in Waukesha, Wisconsin with her husband, also an educator, and her two sons.
Chapter 1: What is Coding?
Chapter 2: Why teach Coding?
Chapter 3: The Role of Libraries in Learning to Code
Chapter 4: Getting Started
Chapter 5: Teaching Coding to Young Children
Chapter 6: Teaching Coding to Upper Elementary Aged Children
Chapter 7: Coding Unplugged: Low-Tech options
Chapter 8: Integrating Coding with Making
Chapter 9: Reaching Out through Coding
About the Author
In this book, Wendy Harrop masterfully portrays the significance of coding in the world of education, while offering unique, practical, ideas for librarians and educators.
— Emily Goranson, Instructional Coach, Oconomowoc Area School District
Coding for Children and Young Adults in Libraries will expand your understanding of the critical role coding can and should play in your library. The guide goes beyond activities--it provides practical ways for building and sustaining a program that will reach beyond your library and have lasting impact on children.
— Kimberly Bannigan, Coordinator, Learning Information Systems, DeForest Area School District