Program Dates & Times
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
$175.00 for day camp with some need-based scholarships available.
Residential Overnight Camp option available - email for inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.