Name: A Computer Coding Camp for Girls
Date: June 6, 2023
Girls from southwestern North Dakota entering 10th and 11th grade in the fall of 2023 are invited to participate in a FREE computer coding camp the week of June 4 through 9. Camp will be held at Dickinson Middle School. Camp kicks off with an introduction to how computers work, coding software, peripherals, and electronic circuits. Campers will use Chibitronics products that blend circuit building and programming with arts and crafts. Campers will create circuits on paper using copper tape and LED lights. Campers will also use the Adafruit Playground Circuit Express to continue coding and downloading to a physical device. Campers’ complete tutorials on block based coding and downloading the code to the device. The Playground Circuit Express device is used when you want sensors, buttons, and touchpads to trigger events like lights and sound, as well as an infrared (IR) transmitter and receiver to create interactive games. In addition to the above activities, campers will create an account on code.org where they can engage with Interactive Animations and Games. Campers will be able to continue their coursework online through their CS Discoveries program account at @ www.code.org. Each camper will keep their camp computer to make sure they have access to their Code.org account. The Coding Camp for Girls is hosted by Women Empowering Women in collaboration with the Roughrider Area Career and Tech Center (RACTC). Funding for the Camp came from a “Students Preparing for Nontraditional Fields” grant from the North Dakota Career and Technical Education program. The course is FREE. Registration is limited to the first 16 campers. Girls from any southwestern North Dakota school are welcome. Register with Ronda Shauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-928-1676. Women Empowering Women is dedicated to the collaboration of women to meet needs and helping women become the best versions of them self. To learn more see https://wewnetwork.org.