Bridging the Long Island Library Community
Computer science skills are some of the most sought-after and highest-paying in the US job market, with demand growing 3X the national average. In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, only 24% of computer scientists are women. Attrition for CS interest in girls is heightened between the ages of 13 and 17.
This is where Girls Who Code steps in: We are on track to close the gender gap in technology by 2030. We have reached over 500 million people, served over 500,000 girls through our programming, and 50% of our participants are from historically underrepresented groups.
During this presentation, we will provide an overview of Girls Who Code’s educational philosophy and impact, and introduce our free Clubs Program. We’ll engage participants in a deep dive into the Clubs experience with Girls Who Code. We’ll discuss the ways that we can directly support communities in growing their clubs, building their networks, and engaging with students at all levels of coding. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to incorporate our curriculum into their communities.
Presented by: Michaela Burger, Senior Associate, Community Partnerships & Outreach, Girls Who Code
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Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)
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