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Introducing Fiero Code: A New Chapter in Coding Education at MPL

In an increasingly digital world, coding has become a vital skill, not just for IT professionals but for everyone. Understanding the basics of programming can open doors to countless opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills. Recognizing the importance of digital literacy, the Marion Public Library is thrilled to unveil Fiero Code, a revolutionary platform that promises to make coding accessible, enjoyable, and highly educational for our library patrons.

What is Fiero Code?

Fiero Code is a comprehensive online platform designed to teach coding from the ground up. With a curriculum that spans HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL, and block-based coding with Scratch, it’s geared towards turning beginners into proficient coders. But Fiero Code isn’t just about learning to code; it’s about making the process as engaging and rewarding as possible. The platform uses gamification techniques, where learners earn rewards, unlock levels, and customize their own robot avatars as they progress. Moreover, it’s structured around an overarching narrative—helping a robot save his world, Planet Fiero, adding a thrilling layer of storytelling to the learning experience.

Why Fiero Code?

Coding is more than just a valuable career skill; it’s a language of the future and a tool for creative expression. Fiero Code stands out as the largest learn-to-code solution in libraries worldwide, offering content for not only traditional coding but also for projects involving Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi, Ozobot, and Sphero. This diverse range of content ensures that learners of all interests and ages—from children through adult learners—find something that captivates and challenges them.

Bringing Fiero Code to Our Community

Our library is committed to fostering a community of learners and innovators. To complement Fiero Code’s online learning path, we will be launching coding-specific programming in the coming months. These in-person sessions aim to bring together individuals who are eager to learn and share their coding journeys. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or someone looking to deepen your coding knowledge, these gatherings will provide a supportive and stimulating environment to explore and grow your skills.

Moreover, through Fiero Code, participants will have the opportunity to engage in coding competitions, offering a fun and competitive way to apply what they’ve learned and benchmark their skills against others.

Join the Adventure!

As we embark on this exciting new venture with Fiero Code, we invite you, our valued patrons, to join us. Whether from the comfort of your home or through our library-hosted events, there’s a place for everyone in the world of coding. Start exploring Fiero Code here, and stay tuned to our events calendar & social media for announcements about Fiero Code programming.