IT Girls 6.0 will be taking over BRCC Saturday for a series of workshops.
The event will introduce middle school girls to careers in technology and connect them with tech professionals. Students will work on a variety of hands-on programming and digital media workshops with a focus on creative computing, design-based learning, and learning how to use IT for a good cause.
Many young people with access to computers participate as consumers, rather than designers or creators. Creative computing emphasizes the knowledge and practices that young people need to create the types of dynamic and interactive computational media that they enjoy in their daily lives.
Engaging in the creation of computational artifacts prepares young people for more than careers as computer scientists or as programmers. It supports young people’s development as computational thinkers – individuals who can draw on computational concepts, practices, and perspectives in all aspects of their lives, across disciplines and contexts.
The workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. in Cypress Hall at Baton Rouge Community College.