We were excited to learn that the DC Chapter of Black Girls Code will be hosting a workshop at Brookland’s Noyes School on Saturday, June 11. From the event page:
During this workshop, participants and their parents will explore coding fundamentals combining circuits, and Makey Makeys or littleBits as we introduce The Internet of Things (IoT): a network of physical objects and devices that can be controlled with a series of sensors, electronics, and software used to control objects in the physical world…Our Tech Divas and their parent partners will learn a little bit about circuits and get to jump into the making and designing together as a team in this introductory IoT class for girls ages 6-13 and their parents / guardians. The workshop is designed to encourage student (and parent!)-driven learning, as participants think analytically, design, play and code in real-time.
Sounds awesome! As of now, it looks like the slots are filled, but sponsoring a girl or parent, or volunteering is always an option, as well as checking out future Black Girls Code events.
The lucky kids at Brookland’s Noyes elementary school were treated to a visit from world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma recently. Check out the video where you can see Mr. Ma interacting with the adorable kiddos and a snippet of his performance for them.
From a story in the Washington Post about Mr. Ma’s visit to the school:
But Noyes students had been learning about Ma and his music throughout the school year as part of the Obama administration’s Turnaround Arts program,which aims to help the nation’s most-struggling schools with an infusion of art into the curriculum.
Ma was assigned to be the school’s mentor artist, sending the students a personalized greeting video at the beginning of the academic year. The teachers have exposed the children to his music, his background as a child prodigy, and showed them videos of his performances.
Noyes Elementary School is located at 2725 10th Street, NE (10th and Franklin Streets).
The social worker at Brookland’s Noyes Education Campus is organizing a toy drive for the school’s neediest 10 families. They are collecting new, unwrapped, toy donations in hopes of giving these families a wonderful Christmas this year. The toy drive is going on until December 21st. Noyes school teaches preschool through 8th grade. If you would like more information about the toy drive you can contact Njideka White at (202)465-5525 and jaugust7729 (at) yahoo (dot) com. The school has a box in the building to receive donations, and is located at 2725 10th St. NE.
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