This year, Lincolnwood Public Library partnered with the Girls Who Code organization, to expose girls to coding and teach critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills that they can use (whether or not they go into coding). LPLD is now part of the over 180,000 girls who have participated in the program. Here are some of the benefits that the program offers:
Girls Who Code offers free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. These are our core values:
Join a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models where girls learn to see themselves as computer scientists.
Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages.
Work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves real world problems the girls care about.
This year, girls focused on creating games and songs to help get others involved with coding and describing the principles of coding for other kids who are interested.
If you’d like to find out more about Girls Who Code, or get involved, please check out some of the promotional materials explaining the program in more detail. Also check out the founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, discuss the overall philosophy of the program, or check out some of what the company is doing now. Also, feel free to contact Kevin Wonch (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about Girls Who Code at Lincolnwood Public Library.