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Related Link: National 4-H Mall

"Discovering Computer Science & Programming Through Scratch" workbooks are now available through the National 4-H Mall. There are three workbooks available to purchase: Level 1 Student Notebook: Fundamentals, Level 2 Student Notebook: Exploration, and Level 3 Student Notebook: Recursion.

This curriculum introduces young people to fundamental principles of computer programming, providing a foundation for exploring and creating. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

These books were written by Judy Rocke, Jana Sebestik, and Lenny Pitt.


Related Link: National 4-H Mall

"Design a Power Park: Smart Circuits", is now available through the National 4-H Mall. This hands-on activities book explores smart circuits and is the second book in the "Explore a Power Park" series. The first book, "Explore a Power Park Book 1: Paper Circuits", explores paper circuits.

These books were written by Jana Sebestik, Samantha Lindgren, Logan Marlow, and Christina Tran with illustrations by Christina Tran.


Related Link: College of Education Announcement

Beth Kirchgesner has been key in the creation and maintenance of the Public Engagement Portal for the University of Illinois. The PE Portal was created in 2008 and active until 2019. Beth won a College of Education Award for Breakthrough Innovation in 2013 and now has won the campus' Emerging Award for Excellence in Public Engagement from the Office of the Provost. Congratulations, Beth!


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