Our first class started in the church across the street. John is going over some of the video we showed. The girls started opening up their notepads and taking notes and asking great questions at the end.
We ended up moving over to the library at the school. One of the great things about the church setting was getting to meet Mike Wilson. He was in charge of letting us in but once he saw the class we were doing he ended up staying. Come to find out, Mike is a wiz at computers and helped us with some of the harder questions that Brian could not answer.
There was a wonderful ceremony at the end of the 4 week class. Sherri placed a nice bow on each of the boxes for the girls. They all spoke about something they learned and we were so proud to be able to work with them. She had awards for some of the girls as well that really excelled in the class/
So many people to thank when doing something like this. We would like to thank Sherri Ambrose, the director of the program. Lisa Clause from inTotal Health and helped get us together and worked with us on Goodwill Guides class. The Westside Elementary principal and staff for all of their support and of course the PatchX group of John, Mike, Jessie and Brian.
Tech links for the class
- Software installed on the computers - Ubermix
- Computer lessons CSUnplugged - CS Unplugged
- Scratch programming class - Scratch
- She++ - seeks to dismantle the untrue stereotype that computer science is not a career for women.