Trinity Girls Admitted to Prestigious Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
River Forest, IL (April 1, 2015) Nine Trinity High School students have been admitted to the prestigious Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Only 100 students in the Chicago area are
selected each year.
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female entrepreneurs and engineers.
The young women chosen to participate get hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobile phone development, robotics, and web development and design. Project-based curricular modules allow participants to build products and develop innovative solutions designed to inspire an interest in and encourage their pursuit of computer science.
Daily classroom instruction is also paired with talks, demos, and workshops led by inspiring female entrepreneurs, CEOs, developers, designers, and computer science majors who serve as mentors and role models throughout the program, each aligned with the subject matter discussed that week. The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a national program and girls accepted to the Chicago location will take field trips to the local tech giants such as Google, G.E., Microsoft and Groupon. This exposure will allow the young women to envision a future for themselves in a technology career and begin networking with those in the field.
Trinity High School offers girls a strong STEM Curriculum. After extensive research, Trinity High School implemented a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) program for the 2014-2015 school year. Now with everyone in the school successfully on the Trinity network, both students and teachers alike are finding the BYOD program a vital addition to the curriculum.
The BYOD one-to-one learning environment was born out of the Trinity High School administration’s desire to use every resource available to enhance instruction and improve student learning with increased technology use in the classroom. In addition, BYOD better prepares students for the college environment, where students are expected to come with their own device and each student is allowed to use a device of their choosing.
Trinity High School is a Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women. Founded and sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, Trinity has graduated close to 15,000 women since its inception in 1918. Trinity High School is accredited by AdvancedED Illinois and became an International Baccalaureate World School in 1994. Please visit www.trinityhs.org for more information on Trinity High School.