Explore the world of technology and get creative with all sorts of software and hardware, from Scratch programming to Pixlr design--and even some hardware, such as MaKey MaKey and Snap Circuits! Join us on field trips to tech companies around the city and enjoy guest speakers coming in to talk about all things technology!
Make, build, create and learn all about technology in this hands on learning experience!
Tech Days are a fun and interactive learning experience that introduces kids ages 6-8 and 9-12 to the world of technology!
Happening during PA Days and special holidays, this full day event brings together various activities and workshops using software such as Scratch and Pixlr, and hardware such as MaKey MaKey. Field trips to some of Toronto's tech companies add to the hands on experience during Tech Days, as kids will have a peek of the real-world in technology.
Kids will also be inspired by the amazing instructors, mentors and special guests that Tech Days provide, and will learn the technological literacy, and creative skills for this ever-changing digital generation.
Let your child's inner maker come out during Tech Days at Kids Learning Code!
Note: This event is taking place on the third floor of a building that does not have an elevator, so is only accessible via stairs. If this is an issue for you or your child, please contact us before registering.
What is Kids Learning Code?
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code in 2012, Kids Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology, while leveraging team diversity.
What Makes Kids Learning Code Different?
Kids Learning Code has been designed specifically with gender diversity in mind. Like Girls Learning Code, these workshops are beginner-friendly, hands-on and fun. Our 3:1 ratio of kids to mentors will be maintained with balanced numbers of male and female mentors. We believe that if we want to encourage more girls to enter the field of technology, we need to help boys and girls learn to work in technical environments together effectively. Thus, 50% of tickets will be reserved for boys and 50% for girls.
When developing plans and curriculum for our workshops, 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, technology is used as the means, not the end. 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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