The club will provide one during class, but it is also useful for your girl to have access to a computer outside of class. The only requirements are that the computer have the most recent version of the Chrome browser installed and access to the internet.
But apply either way. We do not want to stop any girl from participating because she does not have access to a computer. Please let the club know when applying if your girl needs access to a computer.
The Girls Who Code curriculum has three levels. Girls start with a pretest, so they are assigned to the level appropriate to them.
After Level 3, the course is self-guided (with instructor support).
During the first half of the course, girls learn the fundamental of code. During the second half of the course, they put those skills to use to create a group project.
The Girls Who Code curriculum has three levels.
In the first level, the curriculum is in python.
In the third level, the girls learn about APIs, mobile apps, or anything else they are interested in, so the languages vary.
Our local clubs needs instructors, teaching assistants, speakers, and organizers.
To get started, please contact us and let us know how you would like to help. Thank you! We rely on volunteers to keep running.
That varies, by club and by role.
Instructors and organizers commit the most time. Each session of Girls Who Code is 40 hours of class time, plus at least as much time again in preparation and other events. We ask Teaching Assistants to commit to at least five classes in a row and practice the curriculum a week beforehand.
If you can't commit that much time, we also need speakers, volunteers for special events, and donors. Let us know your skills and availability, and we'll put you in touch with local clubs with those needs.
There are three levels to Girls Who Code, and the curriculum is self-paced, so beginners may be in the same class as more experienced coders.
However, if you know any coding language and are willing to follow the lessons yourself before class, you will quickly pick up enough to help the girls in the first two levels.