Jen Mozen, organizer of Girl Develop It Chicago and delivery principal at Table XI, offers up pro tips and free resources to help you spark and sustain a child's interest in programming inside and outside the classroom.
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- By Bridget McCrea
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- By Jennifer Roland
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- By John K. Waters
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- By Kristen Swanson