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  • Status
    Completed!
    Tracey Lanham

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    May 3, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 3, 2014
    Goal statement: 
    To utilize paired programming techniques with teaching mother/daughter pairs and big sister/little sister pairs the constructs of programming with the Scratch program.

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    Organization
    Hodges University's WITH US (Women in Technology, Hodges University Students) Group
    Department
    Fisher School of Technology
    City
    Fort Myers
    State
    FL
    Additional Activity Info
    We used the Scratch program to deliver a unique paired programming experience for mothers, daughters, and sisters. Providing workbooks of activities, we challenged the participants to learn basic functionality of the Scratch program and then apply the skill sets they learned to build a unique program that solved a problem within their life or community. Allowing the participants time to work through a set of standard skills activities gave them the confidence they needed to embrace the end project where they needed to apply critical thinking skills in addition to their newly learned programming skills. Pairing the participants with family members gave them quality time to spend together working on a mutual project with the expectation that they would encourage each other to get involved with additional programming activities after the lunch and learn.
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachMentoringRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Tracey Lanham

    Dates

    Date Activity Was Created: 
    January 1, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 1, 2015
    Goal statement: 
    Hodges University will work toward setting up and maintaining a program/computer camp for high school students to provide insight into the technology field for young ladies that have had little to no previous exposure to technological fields of study.

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    Organization
    Hodges University
    Department
    Fisher School of Technology
    City
    Ft. Myers
    State
    FL
    Additional Activity Info
    We will provide the computer classrooms and instruction for the students to learn and experience programming through programs such as Scratch, Kodu, and App Developer; We will focus on paired learning.
    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreachAdvising/CounselingEvaluatingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only