Episode #525 - March 17th, 2021
On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, discover how the Niles District Library has created Video Games Dialogues and how it leads to artful conversations. South Bend Code School teaches students how to design through coding and offers knowledge to all ages. Mama's Against Violence teaches the civics of violence, social justice and restoring community. The Coastline Children's Film Festival goes virtual.
Original Airdate: March 17, 2021

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    Coastline Children's Film Festival Goes Virtual

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    For the past decade, the Coastline Children's Film Festival has been providing young people the chance to see movies they may have never seen other places. But the pandemic caused last year's festival to be canceled. This year, the festival has made a comeback through a virtual platform to bring the magic of these films into people's homes.

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    Guests:

    1. Leslie SullivanPresident/CuratorCoastline Children's Film Festival
    2. Jacalyn OddenYouth CoordinatorCoastline Children's Film Festival
    3. Tom AllenYoung Filmmakers CoordinatorCoastline Children's Film Festival

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    South Bend Code School Classes

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    Learning how to write computer code at a young age can open up many different career pathways. We take a look at some of the ways the South Bend Code School is teaching a new generation of coders.

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    Guests:

    1. Alex SejdinajCo-FounderSouth Bend Code School
    2. Bella MurrerInstructorSouth Bend Code School

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    Video Game Dialogues

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    Video games are more than just a fun hobby to do in our free time. They are also loaded with easter eggs that can reveal historical and educational materials for players. At the Niles District Library, their Video Games Dialogue club, opens discussions to the community about these findings, while also giving people a place to socialize and build community in the midst of a pandemic.

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    Guests:

    1. Daniel GillisAdult Services Team Member & Founder of Video Game DialoguesNiles District Library
      https://nileslibrary.com/bookclubs/
    2. Tim WigginsIT Assistance Manager & Club MemberNiles District Library
      https://nileslibrary.com/bookclubs/

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    Mama's Against Violence

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    Violence is an inevitable yet very disrupting aspect of life. However mothers in the South Bend and Michiana area, who are the unwarranted victims of violence, want to educated the youth and community on how a violent act affects us all. They do this by spreading awareness and also providing a place of community and understanding for those who have lost a loved one to violence.

    Guests:

    1. Bobbie WoodsCo-Founder & Executive DirectorMama's Against Violence
      https://www.mamasagainstviolence.com/
    2. Joann MilliganMember & SupporterMama's Against Violence
      https://www.mamasagainstviolence.com/

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