Martinez, CA
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Jun 26, 2020 - Jun 29, 2020
ComputHERs is a hands-on, participation-rich, multi-sensory experience for the girl who likes to try new things and has even just a slight interest in technology or computer science. Participants will be able to engage in interactive activities to help them better understand the components of computer hardware and coding. They will develop and practice critical thinking, trial and error, and iterative thinking skills through a virtual program environment.
Provided by Kelli and Alhambra Senior High (MUSD)

Program Dates & Times

Friday, June 26 from 9 am - 3 pm

Monday, June 29 from 9 am - 3 pm

Grade(s)

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Cost

$15, scholarships are available

More About the Program

Participants will be learning Python through micro:bit projects that address timely social issues. They will also learn about computer science opportunities in private industry and academia via a round table speaker series. Finally, they will explore a variety of topics on women in tech--such as gender and job stereotypes, leadership, and unconscious bias--through a collection of short videos and facilitated discussions.

We will mail all program supplies to participants prior to the start of the program.

Included in the cost of the program is:

- BBC Micro Bit Bundle ($18 value)

- supplies to create a wearable and reusable bracelet made out of the Micro Bit

- all supplies and materials needed for the duration of the program (graph paper, decorative supplies for Micro Bit, etc)

- several opportunities to win additional prizes through challenge activities and various projects

- a live presentation from two professionals working in the tech field, followed by a Q&A session where YOU ask the questions

- small breakout sessions to foster teamwork and a supportive environment while working on coding challenges

- A valuable experience gaining knowledge on all things computer science and tech!

 

**After registration is complete, you will receive a link to pay via the Alhambra Webstore**


For more information, contact Kelli.

Schedule

Day 1 (Friday, June 26):

9:00 - 9:15 Check-in 

9:15-10:00 Opening

  • Video (CS is Changing Everything)
  • Leaders and Participant Introductions
  • Computer Science at Alhambra High School
  • Icebreaker

10:00-12:00 Introduction to the micro:bit - breakout groups and coding activities

12:00 -12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Women in Tech Discussion 

1:30 - 1:45 Break

1:45- 2:45 Project 1

2:45-3:00 Intro to Project 2

 

Day 2 (Monday, June 29): 

9:00-9:15 Check-in 

9:15 - 10:15 Guest Speakers

10:15 -10:30 Break

10:30 -11:30 Video share

11:30 - 12:00 Online Game

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 Scavenger Hunt & Prizes

2:00 - 2:15 Break 

2:15- 3:00 Closing  

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