Work It Out @ Your Library with the Wombats!

Learn the important role your library can play in supporting young children learning computational thinking skills through Work It Out @ Your Library!

This webinar will introduce you to Work It Out @ Your Library! a new program for families in your community, built around Work it Out Wombats!, a national PBS KIDS television series for 4- to 6-year-olds. Through hands-on activities, library storytime sessions, animated videos, and a family app, this flexible program helps library staff guide families through the exploration of computational thinking. Computational thinking is a creative way of solving problems in more organized ways. When children make believe they're running a restaurant, they explore sequencing by figuring out the steps for serving a customer a meal. When they play with blocks to make a castle, they can practice the design process by creating, testing, and improving the structure. Library staff are uniquely suited to promote this learning with their library families. The webinar will cover why computational thinking skills are important for young children, how the free resources have been used to run fun and engaging programs in libraries, and how you can, too.

Presented by: Mary Haggerty, Director of Media Engagement, GBH; and Nicki Sirianni, Outreach and Marketing Manager, GBH

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08 August 2024


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Webinar presenter Mary Haggerty

Webinar presenter Nicki Sirianni