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Canada Learning Code

129 Spadina Ave.

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This is a beginner level workshop for girls 8-13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling.

Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to change the world!


In this collaborative experience, learners work together to build a video game that addresses a social issue, and works towards social change. Learn about the game industry by experiencing what it’s like to work on different project teams, within a variety roles. After brainstorming a game idea, and creating a collective Game Design Document (GDD), learners work in smaller teams to complete assignments using a variety of tools, programs, and languages.


As a group, we will track through the game development process together - from pre-production to post - and work together to test and debug the game. By the end of this experience, learners will have a collaborative video game, hosted on a promotional website, which they can share with family and friends. They’ll also leave with a better understanding of how their favourite games came to be, and how they can incorporate coding into their existing interests and skills.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • To create a collaborative video game that addresses a social issue.

  • To have a better understanding of the game development process.

  • To learn about different careers within the game industry.

  • To learn that technology is a powerful tool that can be used for social change.

  • To explore a variety of tech tools, programs, and languages.

  • To apply design thinking and creative problem-solving.

  • To develop teamwork and leadership skills.






What parents say about Girls Learning Code:

“My daughter went to the camp without a clear understanding of what a tech camp for girls was but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. She enjoyed every single day at the camp and showed great enthusiasm about the topic she and her group chose to present. I would not hesitate to send her to another tech camp with LLC whenever the opportunity arises.”

“My daughter wasn’t sold on the idea of attending a “technology camp” for March Break. By the second day she was raving about how much fun she was having AND how much she was learning. What a great combination!”

“I learned about Girls Learning Code from the Toronto Star. I looked into it and I thought it was such a great opportunity for my daughter to be exposed in the field of technology. I was really happy that she went to Girls Learning Code because she was introduced to different programming languages, exposed to companies like Google and Mozilla and had to work with different girls she’s never met before. I wish my older daughter who is now in first year university had the same opportunity as her sister.”

“This was a great iniative that is needed to encourage females to become leaders in computer technology field. It was inspiring for my daughter to visit Google, to see a modern office space, to see a bilingual women in a leading position at Google. This camp provided a perspective to girls that they not only can play and use technology, they can design, create and become leaders in technology.”

“My daughter had a blast, the other campers were a great bunch of girls, they learned, grew and had fun. The venue was well chosen, the balance of activities was good. The extra little touches of caring were noticable and appreciated. The camp was down to earth and unpretentious but the counsellors took their jobs seriously. A+. I will recommend to other parents.”

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