Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.
Program Dates & Times
June 1 - July 6, 2019: Meet Every Thursday, 12-2 PM
Sunday, July 7 - Thursday, July 11th: Global Conference on Educational Robotics (Time leaving and being back at the school will be determined closer to date)
July 8th: Presentations
July 10th: Showcase of Learning
August 15th: Continued Implementation and Learning
Final Presentations and Evaluations: Sept. 26, 2019
There is a $20 fee to participate.
More About the Program
In this program, students will learn and expand on their computational thinking, computer science, and collaboration skills by working with hands on autonomous robots, interacting with guest speakers, participating in field trips, and attending conferences. Participants will have the opportunity to program in a text based computer science language, (C, Python) along with other plugged and unplugged activities. Girls will be given many opportunities to explore Computers Science, robotics, technology, job interests, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to hear and interact with D’Aun Fletcher and hear about her journey into a tech career. They will hear her journey through high school, college and beyond, along with how she made a transition into her current career. The KIPR team will include Ashley Borgerding, Carol Goodgame, Tim Corbly, and Steve Goodgame. Ashley is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. She was a founding member of and eventual team lead for Sooner Rover Team and offers a great role model in the area of Women in Technologies. In addition, Ashley has worked for many years mentoring young women in STEM through the SEED Scholars program through the OU School of Engineering. She will be helping with the implementation of the program. Carol Goodgame has a MA in Education, a BA in Early Childhood, and a BA in Business, along with 20 years of K-12 education experience. Carol specializes in working with underrepresented communities and curriculum development. She will help implement the Girl Power Aspire IT program. Steve Goodgame is the executive director of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, an independent nonprofit organization based in Oklahoma. The organization uses robotics to actively engage students in computer science, technology, engineering, science and math. The flagship programs Botball® and Junior Botball Challenge currently serve over 25,000 students and 1300 teachers nationwide and in five international regions. Mr. Goodgame has experience working with underserved populations as a teacher, Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) advisor and Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-Up) grant project manager. He has a Masters in Secondary Science Education and a BA in Animal Science. He has over 15 year of classroom teaching experience from middle school through the undergraduate level. He will help with the implementation of the Girl Power Aspire IT Program. Throughout the learning process, participants will be able to explore different learning styles to find the way they best learn. Students may participate in a step-by-step instruction, independent explorations or a combination that meets their needs. The program will accommodate for all participants to enter at any level of learning.
Meeting 1: Need assessment, and a SWOT to find out the limiting factors to the project. The following meetings will be adjusted as needed by the students' needs and the SWOT outcome. Setting individual attainable goals. Unplugged CS activities.
Meeting 2: Share out what they learned from unplugged activities, and an introduction to programing language.
Meeting 3: Students will start collaborating and working on their established goals.
Meeting 4: On going hands-on assessments.
Meetings 5-10: Continue to work through curriculum and assessments, at each student's individual level.
Meeting 11: Collaborating to work on our presentation for Global Conference on Educational Robotics.
Meeting 12: Continue working on presentation.
Meeting 13: Attend the Global Conference on Educational Robotics.
Meeting 14: Continue to work through curriculum and assessments, at each student's individual pace.
Meeting 15: Celebrate learning through sharing out.
Meeting 16: Create a new challenges that they share and collaborate to conquer.
Final Presentations: Recap of the program / Present to parents and community.