Academics

Girls Who Code Campus

Girls Who Code | October 3 - April 10, 2018-2019
Wednesdays | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Registration is on a rolling basis until the program is full.


Miss Hall's School has partnered with the nationally-recognized organization Girls Who Code to host an after school program for middle school students. This program offers a beginner and intermediate coding experience. Spend time with girls like you, and connect with the community of 40,000 girls who code across the country!


About Girls Who Code


Since 2012, Girls Who Code has connected over 40,000 girls across the country to coding education and a community of fellow creators!

At Campus programs, our students will:
  • Connect coding to their interests
  • Build bravery and confidence
  • Learn more about careers and women in tech
  • Join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the U.S.
Campus offers research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These programs will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women.

Eligibility

 
  • Girls in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade 
  • No prior experience is needed
  • Ability to commit to the full program

What Will You Do?


Learn to code or gain more experience using Scratch, an online block coding system developed by researchers at MIT. 
  • animate the cat named Scratch!
  • plan, design, and create your own programs
  • make interactive programs that respond to the user
  • learn by playing games and developing videos

Learn to build physical computer controllers and other circuits with Makey Makey, an electronic hardware system that fosters creativity in electronics. Students will:
  • build computing devices that interact with your code
  • build independent electronic circuits that you control with code.
  • create controllers out of anything. Who doesn't need a banana keyboard? Check out the video.

Learn coding principles through physical game play
  • we will play active games and apply concepts of coding
  • game play and game design to emphasize computer logic

QUESTIONS?


Contact:
Dr. Chris Himes
413-395-7135
chimes@misshalls.org

About Dr. Himes


Christopher Himes, Ph.D.
, joined MHS in Fall 2016 as the Director of Engineering & Technology Innovation/STEAM Coordinator, overseeing the new Department of Engineering and Technology Innovation and directing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) initiatives. Dr. Himes comes to MHS from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts, where he was an Assistant Professor, the Jorge Endowed Chair of Education, and STEM Program Manager. A teacher for more than fifteen years, Dr. Himes holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington.
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Located in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Miss Hall's School is a private, college preparatory, boarding and day high school for girls in grades 9-12.
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