3rd-5th grade and 6th-12th grade Clubs are differentiated by their curriculum, duration, goals, and whether they begin with an online or offline approach. Resources for both programs are primarily found on the Girls Who Code learning platform, HQ.
3rd-5th grade curriculum: Club members start their experience with guided lesson plans centered on the Girls Who Code's book, "Learn to Code and Change the World." The 3rd-5th grade curriculum includes both offline and online activity sets. Sessions are recommended to be 45-60 minutes long, across 5-10 meetings. The main focus for 3rd-5th grade Clubs is developing bravery and confidence in their computer science skills.
6th-12th grade curriculum: Club members start with online-based lesson plans and activity sets that utilize a variety of web-hosted tools. The curriculum is flexible, but designed to be covered across 10+ sessions, running around 60 minutes each session. The Plan Your Club Meeting Guide provides you with the tools and recommendations you need to create sessions tailored to your Club. A main goal for Club members is to create a project, requiring them to work together to solve a problem that is important to them, connecting the computer science skills they have learned with the ability to solve real-world problems and create change in their communities.