Portage, IN
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May 13, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Spring She Can Tech Camp:
A near-peer, introductory, quick-paced 13-day computer science program for middle school girls from Northwest Indiana! From building apps, to light-up greeting cards, to systems with Arduino, participants will gain the fundamental skills and enthusiasm to complete a project of their choice with the help of a high school mentor that can be showcased to parents and the community.
Provided by Sanja and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana


Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.

Program Dates & Times

Tuesday, April 23, 2019: 2:45pm-3:45pm

Tuesday, April 30, 2019: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Monday, May 13, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday, May 14, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday, May 16, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Friday, May 17, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Monday, May 20, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday, May 21, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday, May 23, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Friday, May 24, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Monday, May 27, 2019: No School

Tuesday, May 28, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday, May 30, 2019: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Grade(s)

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade

Cost

$15.00 per student for materials and She Can Tech t-shirt!

Scholarships are available.

More About the Program

Topics Covered by Day:

  1. CS Unplugged (how computers think; what does "to program" mean; how is information processed)
  2. Scratch (drag-and-drop programming; variables, if-else, simple commands)
  3. Scratch (continued: functions, loops, databases)
  4. Web Development / Graphic Design (logo, animation, web design)
  5. App Inventor (drag-and-drop programming; sensor integration, databases)
  6. Electricity and Electronics (hardware)
  7. Arduino
  8. Arduino
  9. Arduino
  10. Arduino Project
  11. Arduino Project
  12. Project Presentation Practice
  13. Commencement and Presentation


Schedule

May 13, 2019 - She Can Tech Session II starts

  1. Participant and Release forms due; check photo permission and make list; collect fees

  2. Participant Pre-Survey (5-15 mins)

  3. Ice-Breaker (Activity: Sticker Forehead)

  4. Expectations & Agreements (Skills, Knowledge, Attitudes, or Beliefs)

  5. Ground Rules

  6. Computational Knowledge Lecture (20 mins)

  7. CS Unplugged Activity (45 mins)

  8. Reflection (10 mins)

May 14, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 2

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Programming with Scratch Guided Lecture (20 mins)

  3. Programming with Scratch Activity (40 mins)

  4. Challenge: Create an animated Greeting Card (20 mins)

  5. Programming with Scratch Activity (20 mins)

  6. Reflection (10 mins)

May 15, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 3

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Programming with Scratch lecture (20 mins)

  3. Programming with Scratch Activity (40 mins)

  4. Challenge (20 mins)

  5. Programming with Scratch Activity (20 mins)

  6. Reflection (10 mins)

May 16, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 4

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Web Development/Graphic Design Lecture (20 mins)

  3. Web Development/Graphic Design Activity (40 mins)

  4. Challenge: (20 mins)

  5. Web Development/Graphic Design Activity (20 mins)

  6. Reflection (10 mins)

May 17, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 5

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Programming in App Inventor Lecture (20 mins)

  3. Programming in App Inventor Activity (40 mins)

  4. Challenge: Solve a world crisis (20 mins)

  5. Programming in App Inventor Activity (20 mins)

  6. Reflection (10 mins)

May 20, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 6

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Electricity and Electronics Lecture (20 mins)

  3. Electricity and Electronics Activity (40 mins)

  4. Challenge: Create a greeting card (20 mins)

  5. Electricity and Electronics Activity (20 mins)

  6. Reflection (10 mins)

May 21, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 7

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Robotics: Arduino Lecture (20 mins)

  3. Robotics: Arduino Activity (60 mins)

  4. Challenge: Modification (20 mins)

  5. Reflection (10 mins)

May 22, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 8

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Robotics: Arduino Lecture (20 mins)

  3. Robotics: Arduino Activity (60 mins)

  4. Challenge: Modification (20 mins)

  5. Reflection (10 mins)

May 23, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 9

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Robotics: Arduino Lecture (20 mins)

  3. Robotics: Arduino Activity (60 mins)

  4. Challenge: Modification (20 mins)

  5. Reflection (10 mins)

May 24, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 10

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Speaker (30 mins, 15 mins questions)

  3. Break-Out Groups (15 mins)

  4. Arduino Project (50 mins)

  5. Reflection (10 mins)

May 28, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 11

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Speaker (45 mins of questions)

  3. Break-Out Groups (15 mins)

  4. Arduino Project (50 mins)

  5. Reflections (10 mins)

May 29, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Day 12

  1. Share Circles (10 mins)

  2. Speaker (45 mins of questions)

  3. Break-Out Groups (15 mins)

  4. Arduino Project  Presentation Practice(50 mins)

  5. Reflections (10 mins)

May 30, 2019: She Can Tech S2 Ends

  1. Participant Post-Survey (15 mins)

  2. Share Circles (10 mins)

  3. Opening Remarks (10 mins)

  4. Presentations (50 mins)

  5. Graduation Ceremony (certificates and SWAG passed out) (30 mins)

  6. Closing Remarks (10 mins)

  7. Group Photos!

optional: May 31, 2019: Field Trip