SAVE THE DATE
What: Girls Who Code Night
When: Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6 – 8 PM
Where: Normal West High School
Who: Girls Who Code club members (and other high school volunteers) will be leading
        three or four 20-30 minute sessions to teach K – 8 students about programming robots and coding!
 
Want to get involved?  Attend a Girls Who Code meeting! 
                         We meet on Mondays in Room 208 from 3:30 -4:30PM and Fridays from 7:40-8:20AM  
Can’t attend?  Keep checking this website for coding links and volunteer sign-up information.
                                       
Want to get reminders and the latest updates?
Join the Girls Who Code Remind text message group
by texting the message @westgwc to the number 81010
 
Sessions will likely include (but are subject to change): click on the words below to learn more
For grades K – 5: Ozobot, Makey Makey, Sphero, Dash and Dot
 
Want to volunteer? 
You will work in small teams to create activities for the K-8 students, and you will get to become an “expert” in your topic! 
  
Want to register a K-8 student to attend the event?
 
Join our Facebook group:
 

8th Meeting - Mon Oct 17 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208 
 

7th Meeting - Tue Oct 11 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208 
 

6th Meeting - Mon Oct 3 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208 
 
 

5th Meeting - Mon Sept 26 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208 
Agenda 
 Girls Who Code - Upcoming Events

September 29 – in Room 150A during lunch periods, School Clubs Fair

·         We need 1-3 people to represent our club each lunch hour.

·         Before you go get your lunch, come to room 150A to drop off your backpack.   

October 1 – 9AM-12:30PM at Stevenson Elementary School, Volunteer at the Seussical STEAM Event

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic (STEAM) activities that encourage children’s natural curiosities about the world around them will be featured.  Lunch is provided for volunteers.

October 1 – 5:30-9PM at ISU, Women in STEM Gala

The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to host this first annual event - celebrating the brilliant, innovative minds of our present and future female trailblazers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  This not-for-profit, formal dinner event is open to the public. Our guests of honor include high school, college, and professional females as well as our Keynote Speaker, Michelle Conger, Senior Strategy Officer at OSF. The evening will end with an award ceremony where our guests of honor will be recognized for their achievements in STEM fields.

October 2 – 1-3PM at the Normal Theater

Big Dream is a documentary that follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering. From small town Iowa to the bustling streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by and for the inspiring next generation of girls. The film will be of interest to young women, families, and anyone interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. All attendees are invited to take part in a panel discussion with recognized women in the STEM fields immediately following the film at the Normal Theater. Microsoft has underwritten and co-produced the documentary, which is directed by Kelly Cox and co-produced by Iron Way Films. For more information about the film and the Big Dream Movement, please go to www.bigdreammovement.com. NR / 90 min.

https://vimeo.com/116117189

December ?? – from 6-8PM at Normal West, Girls Who Code K-8 Night

·         We need people to help plan the event

Other Opportunities

·         The Women to Women Giving Circle’s grant focus is programs that seek to inspire and empower girls and young women to achieve their highest potential.  We are writing a grant for a Makerspace for Girls Who Code.

o   We need volunteers to meet with representatives from the organization, ask clarifying questions, draft the application, etc. Our meetings would entail: putting together a project plan; meeting with the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to gather information; meeting to check our progress; and meeting to wrap things up. We can also set up a Google Doc to help us organize our thoughts.  You can learn valuable skills like marketing, writing, and project management! 


4th Meeting - Mon Sept 19 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208 
Agenda
  • Access the curriculum at https://girlswhocode.instructure.com/login/canvas 
  • If you haven’t already done so:
    • Take the Clubs Pre-Test
      • Club Site Name:  Normal Community West High School
      • Club Site Number: C-000003797
  • After you have taken the Pre-Test, choose a Core4 Activity that interests you and matches your experience level and work on coding today.
*next meeting is Mon Sept 26 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208
 

  • click here to access the curriculum
    • click on "Modules"
    • if you haven't already done so:
    • take the Clubs Pre-Test
      • Club Name:  Normal Community West High School
      • Club Number: C-000003797
    • read through some of the Core4 Activity Sets - feel free to click on anything that sounds interesting!
    • complete the following CS Impact Project Prompts:
      • Student Interest Survey
      • Reflection 0.1. Welcome to Clubs!
      • Reflection 0.2. Introducing the CS Impact Project
    • Programming Challenge - Ollie and the Maze!
Girls Who Code - Upcoming Events
 
 
 

3rd Meeting - Mon Sept 12 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208 
Agenda
 
  • click here to access the curriculum
    • click on "Modules"
    • take the Clubs Pre-Test
      • Club Name:  Normal Community West High School
      • Club Number: C-000003797
    • read through some of the Core4 Activity Sets - feel free to click on anything that sounds interesting!
    • complete the following CS Impact Project Prompts:
      • Student Interest Survey
      • Reflection 0.1. Welcome to Clubs!
      • Reflection 0.2. Introducing the CS Impact Project
    • Programming Challenge - Ollie and the Maze!

Women Who Code 

  1. Ory Okolloh is a Kenyan activist who uses technology in her activism. She is currently the Director of Investments at Omyidar Network which invests in companies doing social good. She has also been Google’s Policy person for Sub-Saharan Africa, a founding member and executive director of Ushahidi, a crowd-sourced crisis platform, and co-founder of Mzalendo, which tracks members of Kenyan parliament.
  2. Watch an interview of Ory by a Kenyan news station to learn about where she got her ideas.

 

2nd Meeting - Wed Sept 7 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208
 
Agenda 
  

1st Meeting - Mon Aug 29 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208
*next meeting is Wed Sept 7 from 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 208
 
 
Agenda 
  • welcome
  • introductions
  • video - click here to watch!
  • coding activity
  • expectations
    • this is a safe learning environment...everyone learns - even the instructor!
    • what would you like to get out of the Club?
  • closing
  • join Remind for updates on meeting times!
gwc
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015 Meetings 

Last Meeting of the Semester! - Mon Dec 14 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
Agenda
  •  we will play an escape game
  • we will discuss possible projects for 2nd semester
 
 

11th Meeting - Mon Dec 7 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
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10th Meeting - Mon Nov 30 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
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    9th Meeting - Mon Nov 23 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
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      8th Meeting - Mon Nov 16 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
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        7th Meeting - Tue Nov 10 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
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          6th Meeting - Mon Nov 2 from 2:30-4:15 PM in Room 208  
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          5th Meeting - Mon Oct 26 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
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          4th Meeting - Mon Oct 19 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208  
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          3rd Meeting - Wed Oct 14 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208 
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          2nd Meeting - Mon Oct 5 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208
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          1st Meeting - Mon Sept 28 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 208
           
          Agenda 
          • welcome
          • introductions
          • icebreaker
          • survey - click here!
            • Club Site Name:  Normal Community West High School
            • Club Site Number: C-000001806
            • Club City & State: Normal, IL
          • video - click here to watch!
          • coding activity
          • expectations
            • this is a safe learning environment...everyone learns - even the instructor!
            • what would you like to get out of the Club?
          • enrollment form - click here! 
            • Club Site Name:  Normal Community West High School
            • Club Site Number: C-000001806
          • closing
          • join Remind for updates on meeting times!
          gwc
           
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