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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

ALA Mini-Grants for Digital Skills Programs

Deadline: February 14, 2020

ALA has a call for applications for $700 mini-grants for school, tribal, public, and academic libraries to design and implement programs using Google’s Applied Digital Skills resources. Up to 290 eligible libraries will be selected to deliver at least 4 sessions (e.g., drop in, multiple sessions, a spring break camp, or weekend workshop) that prepares learners of all ages to use technology tools between Digital Learning Day, on Feb. 27, and May 31.

Digital Learning Day is an annual event that promotes the effective use of technology tools to enhance learning experiences for youth. This mini-grant program is part of Libraries Ready to Code, an ALA initiative sponsored by Google, that aims to ensure libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking (CT) among our nation’s learners. Applied Digital Skills is a free, online digital skills curriculum that provides video-based lessons to prepare learners of all ages for the future of work.

Successful applicants will plan their own activities using tools and inspiration provided by Applied Digital Skills resources. Visit the Libraries Ready to Code website for more information and to apply.

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