Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 30 Kicking off our first Girls Make IT Event!

WOW... all I can say is WOW!

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What an great day we had at the Generator MAKING together for the first Girls Make IT event sponsored by TechSavvy GirlsVermont Works for Women and the Generator.  Thank you to Jill DawsonLeah Joly, and Lucie deLaBruere for planning and leading inspiring workshop sessions.

Thank you to the Generator for the great space and the pizza.  Thank you to Vermont Works for Women for sponsoring the supplies.

Teams of Women and Girls from
  St. Albans City School      
  Christ the King School    
  Browns River School        
  Albert D Lawton School    
  Essex Middle School  
  Winooski Elementary School  and
  Williston Central School

left with the skills and supplies to teach a new set of girls from their school how to MAKE with eTextiles.  They also left with access to an online classroom where they can continue to network, share, learn together.  The online classroom will include weekly challenges that will introduce them to coding concepts and prepare them for an upcoming workshop where they will add can MAKE with CODE.

Stay tuned for Next Steps! We have even added a Follow by Email button to this blog so you won't miss any announcements about next steps and more opportunities.

And check out the link to the new Photo Gallery  tab on the Girls Make IT blog which will update every time one of our participants adds a picture to this blog!

Creating our NameTags Icebreaker gave our 7 teams a sneak preview of what was to come.

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