Hour of Code VA – ChangeX.org Grant
Bull Run Library, Prince William County, VA
(Team members agreed upon this action plan during Team Meeting on Dec. 15 at 3:00 p.m.)
Hour of Code VA Team: Gabriella Scalph (Programming and Outreach Specialist), Kristen Burnham (Programming and Outreach Specialist), Michaela Hamiary Janotova (Marketing and Public Relations Specialist), Rosanne North-Jack (Senior Librarian, Youth Services Supervisor), Greg Fahey (Teen Librarian)
The goal of this team is to introduce an Hour of Code program to the Bull Run Library and the community this library serves. We anticipate having an impact by offering an opportunity for school-aged patrons to register for a FREE coding program to promote STEAM skills and offer them the opportunity to practice these skills with their peers in a completely virtual, inclusive environment. Participants will have a chance to collaborate and work in dependently to complete various coding projects from Hour of Code, both online and asynchronous.
1. Rosanne and Greg will coordinate and choose which activities and materials are needed for Asynchronous Coding Kits that will lead up to the program: [these will be left in the Bull Run Library lobby to encourage contact-free pickup].
i. Paper Printouts
ii. Coding Bracelets
iii. Chalk Coding Kit
2. Once materials are identified Rosanne and Greg will coordinate with Shelly Kleinfeld (Bull Run Library Administrative Assistant) and Gabi who will purchase the materials using initial seed money from ChangeX.
3. Michaela and Nicole will continue to contact and engage team member, Illya, a team member who signed on outside of our organization.
4. Greg submits a description of the program to the spring issue of our library magazine, Explore.
5. Greg and Rosanne will collect online coding resources to post in program description leading up to the event in March so that participants can have access to additional materials as well as attend a Live Webex Program, as all library programs are hosted virtually.
6. Rosanne will submit a poster request to graphics designer
7. Kristen will submit a list of STEM Hub kit items and the Team will decide which to spend the rest of the funding on to create Stem Hub Kits for other librarians to use and create their own future coding programs.
8. Kristen will provide statistics to Rosanne for materials requested, including outreach supplies, to show what kind of potential impact creating new Stem Hub Coding kits will have.
9. The entire Team will contribute and touch base on creating new Coding Kits, to be finalized after the program, March 23rd, 2021, to incorporate input from program participants as well.
10. Rosanne will create an exit ticket survey for program participants to fill out and determine program’s impact on their learning and coding skills and collect suggestions for Coding Kits.
11. Rosanne and Greg will continue to work on building content and challenges for the program in March 2021.
12. Shelly Kleinfeld will coordinate all purchases made with the ChangeX funds via the Bull Run Library Foundation account with Gabi advising purchases in line with Team goals.