Boone, NC
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Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Girls Innovate IT is a week-long camp for rising 4th-10th grade girls that focuses on programming using MIT Scratch to introduce them to coding. They will learn about emerging IT applications and interact with Appalachian State University students/faculty and women IT professionals to learn about education and IT careers.
Provided by Aleah and Appalachian State

Program Dates & Times

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

 



 

Grade(s)

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade

Cost

$175.00 for day camp with some need-based scholarships available.

Residential Overnight Camp option available - email for inquires: innovate@appstate.edu  

More About the Program

The learning goals for the Girls Innovate IT program are to teach girls in 4th -10th grades how to code and create a game or animation using MIT Scratch, a free online coding software. They will focus on introductory programming concepts and improve their computer science skills. Also, it will provide hands-on experience with various aspects of IT and computational thinking skills. The girls will learn computer skills in a fun and inviting atmosphere. They will experience a college campus, participate in technology tours, learn about education, and explore other savvy skills and career paths with women IT professionals. They will work in teams and choose a social issue to focus on for their final project. At the conclusion of the session, they will celebrate with a showcase of their social project design or game to peers, judges, family, and friends!


For more information, contact Aleah.

Schedule

Day 1: Opening session, Orientation, Introduction to MIT Scratch through tutorials on basic coding. Other tech savvy and enrichment programs/tours/speakers will be presented each day.

Day 2: Teach the MIT Scratch program, discuss Social Issue project, allow participants to explore the software and challenge them to create various projects in the software.

Day 3: Brainstorm social issues that participants want to work on. They will work in small teams and discuss how their animation or game can be designed to address a social issue.

Day 4: Participants continue working with their projects and troubleshooting.

Day 5: Participants finalize their projects. They will celebrate with a showcase of their social project design or game to peers, judges, family and friends! Also, the award ceremony will be held.

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