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Toronto - Girls Learning Code: Gamemaking with Scratch & MaKey MaKey for girls 6-8 and their parents

Ladies Learning Code

Saturday, 4 February 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Register a Girl & Parent/Guardian
This is a pay-what-you-can ticket to register a 6-8 year old female identified youth and their parent/guardian. Suggested donation is $30.
4 Feb 2017 Enter donation ($)
Register as a Mentor
This ticket is for anyone interested in volunteering as a mentor at this workshop. If this is your first time mentoring, please fill out the additional questions on the ticket order form and we’ll be in touch with some simple next steps
4 Feb 2017 Free  
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Help support Ladies Learning Code! Your donation will help support our programs and initiatives. Please note that a donation does not replace a workshop ticket and if you'd like to participate or mentor please sign up accordingly above. Thank you!
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This is a beginner level workshop

Ever wonder what it would be like to high five someone to play Flappy Bird? Or press bananas to play Pacman?

At this workshop, the sky’s the limit! This experience allows girls to discuss their favourite games and explore what it would be like to build an off-keyboard controller to play them. Each Gamemaking with Scratch & Makey Makey workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create a new game every time!

Together, we’ll learn all about basic circuitry through the use of a Makey Makey, an invention kit that allows anyone to build physical circuits through a micro controller, a set of alligator clips, and anything that is conductive. We’ll connect things like aluminum foil, Play-Doh, and fruit to our computers and test out how these objects can act as an extension of our keyboard.

Girls will then pair up and use Scratch, a beginner-friendly programming environment for game design, to build their very own game. Then, they’ll explore how they can take their game off the keyboard and create game controllers that players can use for a more interactive and challenging experience!

 

What is Girls Learning Code? 
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code in 2011, Girls Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology.

What Makes Girls Learning Code Different?
Girls Learning Code has been designed specifically with girls in mind, by the team who founded Ladies Learning Code. When developing plans and curriculum for the camp, we keep in mind a recurrent theme in research on gender and technology: girls approach the computer as a “tool” useful primarily for what it can do; boys more often view the computer as a “toy” or an extension of the self. Thus, the theme of each week will be “Changing the World” and technology will be used as the means, not the end.



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.”

Refund Policy 
For full details on our refund policies, please visit http://ladieslearningcode.com/refund-policy

Have questions about Toronto - Girls Learning Code: Gamemaking with Scratch & MaKey MaKey for girls 6-8 and their parents? Contact Ladies Learning Code

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483 Queen St W
3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2A9
Canada

Saturday, 4 February 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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We're a Canada-wide community driven not-for-profit working to empower women and youth to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way.

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