Irvine, CA
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Aug 10, 2021 - Aug 30, 2021
GirlsTech Camp is a virtual three-week camp designed to teach girls in grades 6-8 how to code in Python, as well as providing a broader understanding of the world of computing and technology. Participants will focus on developing a single application throughout the program and applying their skills and knowledge to a social issue of their choice.
Provided by Sabreen and University of California Irvine

Program Dates & Times

Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:30 PM

Grade(s)

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Cost

Free

More About the Program

GirlsTech Camp is a virtual three-week camp (conducted through Zoom) designed to introduce girls in grades 6-8 to basic problem-solving skills and program development in Python. Participants will focus on developing a single application throughout the program related to a social issue of their choice (i.e. environmental change, social reform, education, etc). Core concepts from the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum will be integrated to allow students to better understand computing and technology as a whole. The program will include a dynamic line-up of engaging and motivating female guest speakers from UCI's Women in Information and Computer Sciences group that will provide girls with insider information on the importance of technology and their individual journeys in computer science. Participants will leave this program with a solid grasp of Python, information about opportunities for girls in Computer Science, and a better understanding of the relevance of computing and technology.


For more information, contact Sabreen.

Schedule

3:00 - 3:10 : Check-In and Daily Agenda

3:10 - 3:20 : Group Icebreaker Activities

3:20 - 3:50 : Python Instruction and Code-Along

3:50 - 4:00 : Brain Break

4:00 - 4:30 : Application Development #1

4:30 - 4:40 : Brain Break

4:40 - 5:10 : Broader Context Activity #1

5:10 - 5:20 : Brain Break

5:20 - 5:50 : Application Development #2

5:50 - 6:10 : Status Update and Review

6:10 - 6:30 : Closing Activity

*Note: Broader Context Activity will be replaced with a Guest Speaker Session if we have invited a guest speaker on that date.

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