Sandy Rosas from Bay Area Tutoring Association at GLAM 2018
The 2018 annual Girls Leadership Academy Meetup (GLAM) was held last weekend, on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd. GLAM an independent non-profit organization founded by Renee La Londe, is a program aiming to empower young girls and disintegrate the gender gap in tech. During the free two-day program, girls of varying socio-economic backgrounds get the opportunity to listen to powerful women speak about their experiences in tech, and are taught basic computer/coding skills and leadership abilities through a business plan workshop. Additionally, the girls get the chance to brainstorm and come up with their own business ideas, which they then present to a panel of judges on the final day of the program. On the first day of the immersive program, Bay Area Tutoring Association presented two 90-minute computer coding workshops using Scratch MIT Media Lab. Each session was kicked-off with a fun, interactive keyboard activity to get the young girls acquainted while teaching them the importance of typing skills to be able to code effectively. During the hands-on workshop, 50 girls learned how to use event, motion, sound, sensing, and operator commands to create unique blocks of code. Techniques such as call and command were used to keep the girls engaged while engraving important coding terminology in their minds.
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