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Friday, March 3 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
App Authors: App Building Programs in School and Public Libraries

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The App Authors project works with public and school libraries to develop programs that give children from all backgrounds a chance to explore, play, and eventually create their own apps. Regardless of coding experience, this programming gives learners of all levels a chance to gain familiarity with problem solving and to develop critical thinking skills. App Authors focuses on problem solving and community sharing while introducing fundamental coding skills. At this session, App Authors program leaders will present findings from our ongoing research. As we share examples of apps created by participants, express successes along the way, and offer suggestions for coding programs, we will also share tips for how to overcome obstacles when

planning tech-programs in libraries. Attendees will walk away with toolkit resources (including video tutorials and curriculum documents) for hands-on app-building program implementation.

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Deborah Stevenson

Dr. Deborah Stevenson, the PI of the project, has been working in the field of youth literature and media for over twenty-five years and directs the Center for Children's Books at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as editing the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.


Friday March 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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