Program Dates & Times
Tuesdays 2:45 - 5:00 PM
This program is offered for free!
More About the Program
This program will be held at South Lake Middle School on Tuesdays 2:45-5:00 from January 28 to March 17. Generally, workshops will follow this structure:
2:45-3:00 Snacks and settling in
3:00-3:15 Introduction of volunteers and that day's workshop topic.
3:15-4:45 Instruction and hands-on activities.
For more information, contact Lydia.
Workshop 1: Spheros. During the first workshop, the girls will learn how to use block-based programming in combination with Sphero Mini robots. This hands-on activity is sure to spark their interest.
Workshop 2: Scratch and Makey Makey. For the second day, the girls will continue exploring block-based languages by using Scratch. In addition, they'll be able to incorporate physical objects into their code by using the Makey Makey kits.
Workshop 3: HTML. In the third workshop, the girls will move from block coding to a text-based programming language. By the end of the workshop, they'll know the basics of making websites with HTML using Khan Academy.
Workshop 4: HTML Day 2. On the fourth day, the girls will use what they learned from Workshop 3 and apply it to existing websites using Google Chrome's built-in developer's tools. After that, they will learn about CSS and use CodePen to work on their own HTML creations.
Workshop 5: Thunkable. After the girls master HTML and know how to make websites, they'll learn how to make their own apps on Thunkable.
Workshop 7: Empowerment Day. During the second to last workshop, the girls will take a day to learn about important women in computer science and STEM fields. Then, they'll create a project of their choosing on a topic that relates to a societal issue to demonstrate how coding can help. A WICS representative will come to speak about their experience in computer science.
Workshop 8: Challenge Day. On the final day, the girls will be challenged to put together everything they've learned in a series of challenges. It will be in the style of a scavenger hunt / online escape room where they'll need to assemble clues from different stations to finally finish the puzzle.