We just wrapped another successful Girls Learning Code (and parallel Parents Learning Code) workshops. 7 mentors came out to support the learning for 24 girls (sell out) and 12 parents. Thanks to Capilano University Sechelt Campus for hosting the event, and the Sunshine Coast Community Resource Center for helping with the organizational details. Lisa Bains developed the curriculum and Richard Hoath was the event lead.
When can we do this again?
Keep the learning happening
http://scratch.mit.edu and http://code.org are amazing resources for kids (self paced learning), parents (try not to get hooked into coding!), and teachers (full age and curriculum specific materials with ready to go lesson plans).
Here are links to the course materials. Please use/ share/ re-purpose freely.
Girls Learning Code Lesson Plan
Parents Learning Code Lesson Plan
and a handout with resource links
Here are some of the lessons we learned that may be useful for future workshops.