We partner with District 97 on digital learning initiatives, supporting schools with resources and collaborating on programs like Oak Park Code Fest. We asked a few teacher librarians, "Why should kids as young as kindergarteners learn to code?"
“It allows them to think abstractly and solve problems, something that will help them in other subjects and activities.” — Katie Noonan, Irving Elementary Teacher LibrarianFind more coding events and resources for all ages >
“This is no different than students learning Spanish or Sign Language at a young age. Coding is learning the language of technology.” — Erin Howe, Hatch Elementary Teacher Librarian
“Coding and computational thinking is all about strategy. It’s about working together, and stopping to think and apply our knowledge strategically. This is something we all should be doing, so why not start now?” — Melinda Maneck, Holmes Elementary Teacher Librarian