Denver, CO
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Oct 15, 2019 - Feb 25, 2020
Huskie Technopreneurs fosters technological skills through CS First/Scratch and a series of bootcamps to develop disadvantaged girls’ coding abilities. The girls personalize a UN Global Goal, developing and presenting their technological Scratch-based prototypes to peers and community leaders through an Expo. Workshops foster IT career interests.
Provided by Maya and Holm Elementary School

Program Dates & Times

Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 am

Grade(s)

4th Grade

Cost

No Cost

More About the Program

Our program looks at the 17 Global Goals from the UN and thinks about them from various perspectives and across numerous environments. Participants will watch videos, go on webquests, examine articles, and listen to presentations about how technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation can change the world. You will learn about the interconnectedness of the Global Goals and how your own communities and those around the world are affected. You will then construct your own technological innovations to address world issues that you decide to prioritize. You will create businesses, logos, and technological prototypes and code informational music videos. This project will open your eyes about the power of technology and open the world to you.


Schedule

10/15/2019: Classes begin. Begin mentor meetings; Girls decide on Global Goal to address; Integrate technology with idea; Prototyping and testing with technology; Design thinking challenges with technology; Develop a pitch; How to promote your idea.

November: Field trip to the Microsoft Center to learn about coding and technology careers.

11/25/2019: CS First curriculum: Music & Sound: In Music & Sound, students use the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music.

1/15/2020: In addition to regular class, we will be doing a workshop with Microsoft Education. This workshop integrates life science with robotics while incorporating crucial 21st century technical skills. Emphasis is placed on the importance of combining science and technology to reflect the mechanics of the human body. Discussion of coding and technology careers is emphasized.

1/21: Begin coding music videos; Integrating coding and technology.

1/28/2020: FIELD TRIP: https://www.eyhn.org/what-happens-at-a-conference. Continue coding, begin preparing presentations. 

2/25: Expo/Shark Tank to community leaders, family, school, administration, etc. May will also include the award ceremony.

  • Set up display booths

  • Showcase to public, school, and community judges

  • Award Ceremony

  • Post-program survey

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