Girls Who Game Summer Program

Girls Who Game (GWG) is an initiative focused on increasing young girls’ access to technology to prepare them for success in a digital world. This extracurricular gaming program gives female students the opportunity to learn through play, with a focus on building global competencies and computational thinking using Minecraft: Education Edition.  The Girls who Game (GWG) program supports girls in underserved communities by focusing with a focus on three pillars:

  • Promote a girl-centric ecosystem to build confidence.
  • Foster interest in STEM and STEM-related fields, through authentic application
  • Provide mentorship to build leadership at all levels

DCSD STEM in partnership with Fernbank Science Center will host a free GWG Virtual Summer Camp Program from June 7 through July 1, 2021.  The program will run Monday – Thursday for 2 hours of synchronous learning per day (9 am – 11 am).  This summer the girls will be challenged with using the design thinking process to collaboratively work in virtual teams to design and build an exhibit space for Fernbank Science Center using  Minecraft: Education Edition.  At the end of the process, the teams will have the opportunity to pitch their design to a panel of community judges.

Notes:

  • All participants will need access to a device which can support Minecraft: Education Edition.
  • This program is limited to 30 female participants who will be in grades 6 – 8 for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Scholars must be registered by April 30, 2021 in order to participate. Please complete the school district’s Summer Program Application to register.

We are looking forward to an amazing GWG experience in June!

GAME ON!

For more information please contact:

Andrea Wright, STEM Coordinator: andrea_d_wright@dekalbschoolsga.org or (678) 676 – 0240

Vashonda Davis, Fernbank Science Center Coordinator: vashonda_davis@dekalbschoolsga.org or (678) 874-7112

#GirlsWhoGame, June 2021 Social Media: @dcsdstem @FernbankScience