Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.
Program Dates & Times
Saturdays (twice a month) 3:30-5:00 PM
Code CS is free of charge.
More About the Program
About Us: Code CS is an initiative sponsored by the National Center for Women in Information Technology and led by a group of passionate, tech-savvy high school students. The girls will be introduced to programming through Code.org and App Inventor. They will create their own apps while developing critical skills such as teamwork, problem solving, and the agile mindset. All projects will emphasize environmental health. The girls will also hear from guest speakers with successful careers in technology thanks to our partnership with Code.org. We hope that early exposure will catalyze gender diversity in the fields of engineering and computer science.
Location: Middleton High School (2100 Bristol Street | Middleton, WI 53562)
Age range: Grades 4 through 8
When: Saturday evenings 3:30-5:00 pm. We will meet twice a month beginning in early November, and will deliver our curriculum over the course of eight sessions.
For more information, contact Rachel.
(11/04/2017) First Meeting :
Icebreakers and unplugged challenge
Introduction to algorithmic thinking
Initial exploration of Code.org
(11/18/2017) Second Meeting :
Team building (human knot)
Learned about Integrated Development Environments
Started using Scratch (a block-based IDE)
Gallery walked to share projects
(12/02/2017) Third Meeting :
Spice drop and toothpick tower challenge!
Completed more Scratch challenges (goal: interactivity)
Practiced project presentation in gallery walk
(12/16/2017) Fourth Meeting :
Unplugged activity (draw, describe, duplicate)
Learned about events in programming
Introduction to App Lab/guided activity
(12/30/2017) NO MEETING THIS WEEK -- WINTER BREAK
(01/13/2018) Fifth Meeting:
Continued brainstorming and idea sharing
Began breaking down projects into manageable steps
Free exploration of other apps for inspiration
(1/27/2018) Sixth Meeting:
Project work day and share out
(2/10/2018) Seventh Meeting:
Final project work day
Finishing touches checklist
(2/24/2018) Last Meeting:
Family gallery walk