Abington Heights Middle School teacher Marisa Barilka to conduct ‘You Can Code!’ workshop for girls in third through seventh grades

For Abington Journal | February 27th, 2016 7:56 am

SCRANTON — A TechGirlz workshop, sponsored by Scranton Girls Who Code for girls in third through seventh grades will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. The workshop, titled “You Can Code!” will be conducted by Marisa Barilka, STEM teacher at Abington Heights Middle School.

The workshop, including lunch, is free. There is a limit of 35 participants and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Bill Miller at bill.miller@scrantongwc.com.

Participants will learn problem solving with puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection, and repetition. They will also learn Blockly, a drag and drop language. After the workshop, the girls will be able to access the web pages at home to continue their learning. A number of older girls from Scranton Girls Who Code will be on hand to assist with the workshop.

Scranton Girls Who Code is a local chapter of the national organization, Girls Who Code, that seeks to inspire, educate, and equip Northeastern Pennsylvania girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. TechGirlz is a Philadelphia-based organization that focuses on a broad range of STEM subjects aimed at giving middle-school girls hands-on experience with different kinds of technology.

For more info on Scranton Girls Who Code and TechGirlz, visit scrantongwc.com.

For Abington Journal

Information provided by Scranton Girls Who Code.