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Workshop #407: Teach Girls to Code and Change the World
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sat Mar 14, 2020
E147

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Educators are invited to join the movement to close the gender gap in tech by bringing free STEM curriculum and activities to girls. During this presentation, we will feature Girls Who Code Clubs, which are completely free after-school programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls. Together, we will discuss how to start a free Girls Who Code Club, participate in hands-on activities that you can walk away with, and engage in a design thinking activity to help you bring code and gender equity to your community. Participants will leave the workshop feeling inspired to change the image of what a computer scientist looks like and feel prepared to bring exciting STEM resources back to their communities. Girls Who Code has served over 185,000 students across the U.S. and Canada since launching in 2012. Our alumni major in Computer Science and related fields at a rate 15 times higher than the national average.

Equipment Optional. It is not necessary for participants to bring equipment.

Abstract

At Girls Who Code, we believe that all girls are capable of making a positive impact on the world through computer science. That is why we are leading the movement to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Join us to learn more about how to encourage girls in your community to connect their new coding skills and confidence with real world problems they care about!

During this presentation, we will be featuring our Girls Who Code Clubs, which are completely free after-school programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world. Through fun and interactive curricula, Club girls not only learn about how to positively impact their community through code, but they also are taught to be brave and resilient -- which has an enormous impact on how they approach challenges and whether they stick with coding in the years to come.

Together, we will discuss how to start a Girls Who Code Club, participate in hands-on activities that you can walk away with, and engage in a design thinking activity to help you bring code and gender equity to your community. We hope you will join us in our movement to close the gender gap in technology!


Speakers
Valerie Tomici Community Partnerships Manager, Girls Who Code
Emily Ong Senior Manager, Community Partnerships & Outreach, Girls Who Code