Girl Scouts “Coding for Good”
Girl Scouts and DigiPen Academy
DigiPen Academy finds it important to bring STEM to our community. Through partnerships like the Girl Scouts, we are able to provide more of these types of opportunities. Because of the successful Girl Scouts Summer Workshops we hosted this past summer, we have been able to carry that program into the fall with the “Coding for Good” Workshops.
“Coding for Good” provides Girl Scouts opportunities to earn badges in STEM. Through different programming exercises like following instructions, creating algorithms, and building apps girls will learn technical skills in a fun environment. We will work on badge requirements using loops, conditionals, game design and user-centered data.
DigiPen Academy is excited to offer these new learning experiences to Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Our current programs are offered to the Junior Girls Scouts and Cadette Girl Scouts. We hope to grow our program into other Girl Scout age groups.
Coding For Good – Coding Basics
This workshop is the FIRST in the series of “Coding for Good” workshops for JUNIOR AND CADETTE GIRL SCOUTS and focuses on developing a basic understanding of how computers work and how people can write code for them.
Cadettes will work on Algorithms, functions, arguments and pseudocode; while, Juniors will work on algorithms, loops, conditionals, and women in CS.
Digital Game Design
This workshop is the SECOND in the series of “Coding for Good” workshops for JUNIOR AND CADETTE GIRL SCOUTS and explores how programmers combine programming skills and design elements into the engaging game experiences that today’s players thrive on.
Cadettes will work on creating an avatar, using an array, making game scenarios, and playing their games; while, Juniors will work on game design for good, work with tools for game design and making a game for playing.
This workshop is the THIRD in the series of “Coding for Good” workshops for JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS and focuses on how to design and develop software programs that can help solve problems for people.
Cadettes will work on data collection, work on understanding arrays, and work on correlating data. Juniors will work on designing app screens, using conditionals and sharing and improving feedback.
Create a Digital Cookie Commercial
Every year, we look forward to Girl Scout Cookie time. We have a need for boxes of Somomas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, and S’mores. Girl Scouts sell cookies to raise money for their troops to have more amazing Girl Scout experiences. We want to help them raise even more money this year by teaching them how to make stellar videos to sell their cookies.
To do this, DigiPen Institute of Technology is pleased to be partnering with Girl Scouts USA to offer Girl Scouts an opportunity to learn how to produce a custom video commercial to sell cookies on the Girl Scout Digital Cookie platform. Facilitated by the staff at DigiPen’s Redmond campus, Girl Scouts of all levels will be guided step-by-step through the process of writing a script for their video, delivering their script on camera, and then editing the final video with music and titles. We look forward to doing this again next year. Stay tuned for new dates.