We asked CMEE STEM Mentor, Judy Spencer to tell us about the Museum’s coding club and attending the “Girls Who Code” graduation ceremony in New York City. Here’s her report –
This year, the Children’s Museum of the East End has hosted an incredible coding program for middle school students, which is generously supported by the Long Island Community Foundation and the Century Arts Foundation. Using the “Girls Who Code” curriculum, fourteen students and their parents along with teachers and mentors met weekly to develop creative coding projects designed to make a social impact.
Recently, CMEE’s Girls (and Guys) Who Code Club, piled onto a Hampton Jitney to attend the “Girls Who Code” graduation event, held in New York City. Almost two dozen of us, students, parents, mentors, teachers, and our fearless leader, Leah Oppenheimer, joined other “Girls Who Code” clubs from all over the New York metropolitan area to share ideas, inspiration, and a few snacks, too!
Girls Who Code is an organization that encourages girls to pursue their interests in technology by teaching coding skills while having fun working together. Our Coding Club at CMEE has worked hard to learn coding basics –in just a matter of weeks, the students progressed from coding neophytes to creating projects involving logic and plotting on an xy axis.
Our CMEE Girls (and Guys) Who Code will be continuing – the learning goes on and on!