Posted by Melissa Sariffodeen
@melsariffodeen

Melissa is the Co-Founder and CEO of Canada Learning Code. She's a fierce advocate for providing Canadians the critical skills, confidence and opportunities they need to become passionate builders - not just consumers of technology and to thrive in our increasingly digital world.

Bring Kids Learning Code to your community in the GTA!

Are you part of a school, library or community centre across the GTA and want Kids Learning Code to offer a technology workshop in your community?

In partnership with Microsoft YouthSpark this Fall, Kids Learning Code will be piloting a series of half-day web making workshops for girls and boys ages 9-12 across the GTA.

Kids Learning Code is an accessible, digital literacy education program run by Ladies Learning Code aimed at exposing youth to technical skills. Our programs encourage girls and boys to be passionate makers and builders of technology and leverage technical skills as outlets to be creative and change the world.

The Workshop

Kids Learning Code is excited to announce an experience that offers boys and girls the opportunity to learn how to use creativity to build an online web presence! These half-day workshops will focus on the use of Mozilla Thimble, an easy-to-use online web making platform that allows for live previewing while coding. Workshop attendees will learn HTML and CSS basics by hacking pre-existing text, links, images, and videos on various templates, and then use their skills to create their very own fun business website from scratch (think ice-cream store, comic book store, or any other fun real-world workplace!). Fundamental concepts of code, such as divs, classes and ids will enforce organization and prepare boys and girls to continue creating  – both at home and at school.

Want to be part of this new initiative?   Apply if you:

  • have access to a venue (think: school classroom, library, community center, etc.) that can accommodate 20+ children at desks for a half-day on a Saturday or Sunday in October or November
  • have some ideas about how to promote this opportunity within your community and the confidence in recruiting 20+ kids between 9-12 years old
  • have access to computers, power and wi-fi internet access  (approximately 1 laptop for 2 children)
  • are passionate about the education of boys and girls about technology as a creative outlet to change the world

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