Girls Who Code Clubs are led by Facilitators, who can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, or volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members. That’s why we use the term “Facilitator” instead of “teacher.” Our Club Facilitators guide Club girls through the curriculum, help them become better problem solvers and build their confidence.
Girls Who Code provides Facilitators with training and support materials to ensure that each Facilitator can successfully run their Club.
Our support includes:
- A Facilitator Toolkit with --
- Detailed schedules for each Club session to help build community and guide girls to complete tutorials
- Instructions on how to present the fundamental computer science concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions
- A monthly Clubs Newsletter with best practices, tips on enrollment, a calendar of events, and sisterhood activities
- Custom online training --
- “Launch your Club” Training Webinar
- “How To” videos to guide Facilitators through enrollment and curriculum
- Access to online learning platforms (such as Codecademy, Code.org, and Udemy) that have coding tutorials and exercises for all skill levels
- Real-time support --
- An assigned Club Success Specialist, your Girls Who Code point person and primary resource for your Club