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Part book club, part coding club, Girls Who Code meetings designed for 3rd – 5th graders will focus on designing, reading, coding and exploring together. The club features activities, characters and vocabulary drawn from the best selling book, The Friendship Code. All participants will receive a copy of the book for use for the duration of the program.
Each meeting will start with an ice breaker activity, then launch into an overview of 2-3 chapters of the book, a fun “unplugged” activity to reinforce coding vocabulary/terms, and a great online challenge using Scratch. Basic programming skills will be emphasized with a focus on topics that lead to hands-on learning and understanding.
The Club runs for 4 weeks: March 14, 21, 28, April 11 with a celebration party held on week 5, April 18.
Facilitated by Katie Truchon, Information Technology/Video Game Design, New England Institute of Technology.
More information for parents...What is the program?
Girls Who Code 3rd-5th grade clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read and explore together. Featuring activities, characters, and vocabulary drawn from the best-selling Girls Who Code books, 3rd-5th Grade Clubs expose girls to bravery, resilience,and computational thinking at the exact moment when research indicates that their interest is high.
More information for kids...What happens during a Club meeting?
Each meeting will kick off with your Club exploring computer science and design through a discussion of parts of a Girls Who Code fiction book. Your Club will complete fun, interactive activities that challenge you to unleash your creativity and personality.
Contact: Youth Services Department 508-336-8230 x56140 email@example.com