Members of the ENTER/E2 “family” which now includes alumni of the program.

Girls Do Code a hands-on tech learning experience

Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. until noon at Aspen Elementary

An exciting learning event is planned for Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. until noon at Aspen Elementary in the ENTER Lab. The event is called “Girls Do Code” and is a great opportunity for kids and parents to participate in several hands-on learning stations to explore topics such as coding, 3-D Printing, Lego Robotics, Gravity Cars and Minecraft. Although the event is an invitation for girls to learn more about these areas of technology, it’s open to any students in the district who are interested.

Facilitating the event will be a number of ENTER students and alumni (the eCademy of New Technology Engineering and Robotics program at Navigate) as well as local female mentors from the business community who will share their ideas as to why it’s important to encourage female students to engage in STEM curriculum and consider career interests in new technologies, science and engineering. Each will be bringing samples of their daily work, and sharing how these technologies help them in their careers.

The popular technology programs ENTER and ENTER2, which are offered through Navigate to students in Grades 6-9 at both Aspen Elementary and Highland Secondary will be expanding in 2016 to include Grade 11 students with the new addition of the new iMaker program. This makes the entry-level introduction to technology even more rewarding for students as they can continue their studies to get a very solid foundation in these fields.

The morning Girls Do Code event is free to attend and parents are encouraged to participate in the workshop as well. There will be some great door prizes as well as a chance for one of the students to win a new iPad Mini. For more information, please contact Jeff Stewart, Principal at Navigate, 250-337-5300.


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