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IT Camp: Build Your Own Computer & Conquer the Code

A SDCOE & Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Summer Camp for Middle School Students


ITCamp:BuildYourOwnComputer&ConquertheCode,isatwoweeksummercampformiddleschool
studentsthatwillexplorethequestion,Howdocomputersuselanguage?Studentswillcreateandprograma
musicsynthesizerandatimelapsecameraoverthetwoweeks.ThefulldayprogramisdividedbetweenIT
CampandYMCAactivities,with3hourmorningandafternooncohortsofeach.
Why do we need an IT Camp for middle school students?
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ITCampisdesignedtoinspiremiddleschoolstudents,
especiallygirlsandminorities,toexploreandultimately
considerinformationtechnologyasacareerpath.Nearly4in
5Science,Technology,Engineering,andMath(STEM)
collegestudentssaythattheydecidedtostudySTEMinhigh
schoolorearlier,andoneinfivedecidedinmiddleschoolor
earlier. However,theNationalCenterforWomen&
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InformationalTechnologyreportsthatthenumberofAmerican
highschoolsofferingAPComputerScienceisdown35%
since2005 .ITCampaimstohelpreversethisdecreasein
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formalcomputingeducation.

How can your organization help?
Our Goal is to raise $5,000 to fund start-up costs for camper equipment
Financialsupportfromyourorganizationwill:
providestartupfundingforcampequipmentincludingRaspberryPicomputers,cameras,
headphones,SDCards,andconnectivehardware
fundtheequipmentneededforonecampersequipmentwitha$100percamperdonation
helptofundasustainablethreeyearprojectfor50camperseachsummerwitha$100per
camperdonationnow.
Expertisefromyourorganizationwillprovide:
ITindustrymentorsandguestspeakers
ITindustryfieldtripsorrealworldopportunitiesforcampers
How will students be selected for sponsorship?
CampersponsorshipswillbeawardedusingtheYMCAsFinancialAssistanceprocess.Thisisdeterminedvia
TaxReturns,numberofstudentsenrolledincampandhouseholdexpenses.YMCACampersponsorships
fundcamptuition,notITCampequipmentneededforindividualcampers.

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IT Camp: Build Your Own Computer & Conquer the Code
A SDCOE & Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Summer Camp for Middle School Students


Whatcanwedoforyou?
WewouldbehonoredtoplaceyourorganizationlogoonallITCampcommunicationandpromotionalmaterials
withyourfinancialsupport.

Additional Project Partners


JackieRobinsonFamilyYMCA,willprovidethefacilitiesandcamppersonnelforITCamp.
SDG&E/SempraEnergy,hasprovided$5,000.00infundingthroughtheirInspiringFutureLeadersGrantin
supportofthisproject
SanDiegoCountyOfficeofEducation,DepartmentofIntegratedTechnologyServices(SDCOE,ITS)
willadminister,evaluate,create/providecurriculum,instructor(s),hardware,softwareandpromotethrough
SDCOEchannels.
SanDiegoScienceAlliance,BeWISEprogram(SDSA),anticipatesrecruitmentof1cohortof7th&8thgirls
andhighschoolmentorswholearnedcomputercoding/programmingthroughtheBeWISEBotballprogram.
SDSAwillprovideconnectionstoSTEMindustrypartnersandpromotetheprogramthroughSDSAresources.
ClassroomoftheFutureFoundation(CFF),Advisoryrole,willprovideconnectionstoSTEMindustry
partners,guestspeakersandmentors.WillpromotethroughCFFresources.

For more information please contact:


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LeighMurrell
TechnologyIntegrationSpecialist,ITCampProjectLead
leigh.murrell@sdcoe.net(858)2923536

MaryKraus
Online&BlendedLearningSpecialist
mkraus@sdcoe.net(858)2923728

JosephHartman
TechnologyIntegrationArchitect
johartman@sdcoe.net(858)2923830
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