Girls Learning Code – resources + lessons learned

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?

Check out the Girls Learning Code (Sunshine Coast) Facebook pageSubscribe to the GLC newsletter list.

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).

Resources

Here are links to the course materials.  Please use/ share/ re-purpose freely.

Girls Learning Code Lesson Plan

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fYLP7ulzLQ22DixA01ojRRdOq8NQmQf52im-1dfTM5k/edit?usp=sharing

Parents Learning Code Lesson Plan

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JqFjO2GHC3jNQyF_bvEMdQYrjolcXjoxqeXIwgR1YzE/edit?usp=sharing

and a handout with resource links

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lmxYIAvoZPHkoVEK1CE8DF9efFEGGbsfQy7L1MU3h9o/edit?usp=sharing

Here are some of the lessons we learned that may be useful for future workshops.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AYafTlUun9IxImyD6-3eJW6Lq1dSBx_Oj5dM4LRDdWM/edit?usp=sharing