Program Dates & Times
June 24 - 28: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 1: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 8-12: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
More About the Program
The learning goals for the Girlz Can Code program are to teach girls in 6th-10th grades how to code through creating a game or animation using MIT Scratch, a free online coding software. We will focus on introductory programming concepts and improving computer science skills. Also, the program 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. In addition, the students will have an opportunity to participate in technology tours and learn about education and career paths from 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.
Session 1 (June 24th) Welcome/Orientation Session. Introduction to MIT Scratch through tutorials on basic coding.
Session 2 (June 25th) Discuss social issue project and allow participants to explore MIT Scratch. Learn about STEM Careers.
Session 3 (June 26th) Continue to explore MIT Scratch; Animate Name/Make a Card/Poster/Game. Listen to Guest Speakers on Careers in STEM.
Session 4 (June 27th) Participants will create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art using MIT Scratch and share their creations on the web.
Session 5 (June 28th) Participants will continue to work in MIT Scratch, go on STEM related field trips.
Session 6 (July 1st) Participants work in small teams, brainstorm social issues that they want to work on, discuss how their project will be designed to address the social issue.
Sessions 7, 8, & 9 (July 8th, 9th, & 10th) Participants work on MIT Scratch Social Issue Projects.
Session 10 (July 11th) Participants finalize their projects for presentations to peers.
Session 11 (July 12th) Participants present their projects to parents, guest, and judges at the closing Awards Ceremony.