- learn how the technology works
- meet and get to know other girls with similar interests
- get some social time and some learn-about-technology time each week
- learn about creating real-world software programs, including mobile apps and games
- design and build a software system that will make a difference for someone in your local community
Program Dates & Times
Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
More About the Program
For more information, contact Sebrina.
*Schedule may be subject to change. In-Person or Virtual: TBD. A second program will be offered from Jan. - May, details and registration to come.
September 29: Launch clubs for the first cohort. Clubs meet weekly (with breaks for holidays), learning about different technologies, famous women in computing, etc, until the end of the round. Evaluate and report the current skill level of the girls in the club.
October 6: Girls conduct research on female computer scientists that may not be famous but are currently making an impact in the field.
October 13: Learn about variables, strings, numbers, bools, and how they can be used in If-Statements.
October 20: Simple RegEx and cool ways to use it in code AND everyday life
October 27: Begin a larger project or lesson based on the girls' interests or questions. (Mobile app? Web app? Control Scribbler robots? Other?)
November 3: Continue the project from last week.
November 10: Field trip! Location TBD.
November 17: Functions and possibly loops.
November 24: Basic recursion with functions. (If time: Hardware v. Software -- why does code work?)
December 1: What is the internet?
December 8: Arrays and indexes.
December 15: Female speakers from Calvin Information Technology present to the girls.
December 29: Evaluate and report the current skill level of the girls in the club, how they have grown, and what they have learned so far. Celebrate skills learned so far and reflect on favorite technologies used. Let the girls choose activities they would like to do.