TechGirlz Launches TechPodz, Provides New Virtual Learning and Networking Opportunities for Middle-School Age Girls
You hear about the importance of STEM education, especially for girls. TechGirlz (techgirlz.org) continues to act in order to bring more STEM opportunities to girls. With all of the changes that 2020 and the global pandemic have necessitated, TechGirlz continued to provide middle school age girls with free, hands-on, tech education by converting their in-person workshops (TechShopz) to a virtual format. From April through August, TechGirlz and its volunteers and partner organizations held 102 virtual TechShopz, six week-long virtual TechCampz. More than 3,200 girls attended these on-line events.
Given the overwhelming popularity of the virtual TechShopz and the transition of many school districts to remote learning, the TechGirlz staff began to reimagine how they could continue to meet girls’ need not only for tech education, but also virtual community.