girls who code
WHAT IS A GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB?
Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for girls to join our 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 are also 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.
WHAT CLUBS ARE AT TECHAHOY?
We are offering two clubs: Club GWC101 is for 3rd-5th and Club GWC201 is for 6th-12th grade. The main focus for our 3rd-5th grade club is developing bravery and confidence in Computer Science skills. For our 6th-12th grade club the goal is to create a final project where girls work together to solve a problem that is important to them, connecting the skills they have learned with the ability to solve real-world problems and create change in their communities.
Each club is limited to 10 students.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CLUB MEETING?
In a Girls Who Code Club, girls are able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. They then work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.
WHAT IS CODING?
Coding is, very simply, writing commands to instruct a computer to do something in a programming language it can understand. When your child learns to code, they learn to “speak” one of these different programming languages so that they can communicate directly to the computer and create animations, games, apps and other things that they dream up!