June 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Bringing Coding to the Library Makerspace

Presented by: littleBits & School Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

65% of today’s students will have careers that haven’t even been invented yet. When it comes to getting students ready for 21st-century careers, coding often tops the list of skills needed. But teaching and learning coding can seem overwhelming. How can libraries and makerspaces introduce and support programming around coding even without a ton of experience? How can librarians keep up with the ever-changing field?

In this timely webinar, you’ll learn about best practices for introducing coding to your library makerspace and how you can support coding initiatives in your school or district. You’ll also learn how tools like littleBits can give students the foundations in engineering and coding that will be useful no matter what changes lie around the corner.


  • Allyssa Loya – Library Media Specialist, Dorris Jones Elementary
  • Sandra Wiseman – School Library / Technology Integration Specialist, Woodsdale Elementary School


  • Christine Leonard – Senior Manager, Education, littleBits

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