STEM jobs are the fastest growing sector in the labor market, yet women are vastly underrepresented in the industry, with only 25% of STEM jobs held by women. Nearly one year ago, President Obama made a call to action to give every student the chance to learn Computer Science, saying, “In the new economy, computer science isn’t an optional skill – it’s a basic skill, right along with the three ‘Rs.’”
- Online and offline (“Unplugged”) activities for budding programmers ages 5-9
- A specially-designed online tutorial for girls ages 10-18.
Members can complete the self-guided tutorial and troop leaders will find all the ingredients to host a TechJam, an event to celebrate computer science: interactive activities, directions and resources for parents, leaders, and adult volunteers.
The online tutorial can be found at: https://app.vidcode.io/hourofcode/gs
GSGNY has partnered with Vidcode over the course of the past year to take this step toward expanding Computer Science education, in a uniquely Girl Scout way and they are pleased to share this special version of the app with you.