Youth Workshop Leader - Founder @ Girls Who Code Savannah
Alicia Beck is a middle school business and computer science teacher at The STEM Academy @ Bartlett. Prior to teaching, she received her Bachelor of Fine Art from The University of Delaware in 2005 and Master of Education from Wilmington University in 2009. Over the past ten years Beck has taught a diverse array of subjects, populations, and grade levels including elementary school, high school language arts, and scientific research. She realized she wanted a career in education while serving as a mentor with Big Brother, Big Sister of Delaware. It was through this program she saw firsthand the impact building positive relationships has on students. This experience helped her see that a career in education would provide a platform for positive influence and change in her community.
In addition to teaching at the STEM Academy, Beck is a founder of the Savannah Chapter of Girls Who Code, whose mission is to close the gender gap in technology. Through Girls Who Code, she is able to provide computer science education to girls across Savannah in the form of camps and an after school program. She also serves as a Future Business Leaders of America Advisor and supports over 40 committed students. As a Code.org facilitator, Beck has the opportunity to coach other teachers implementing computer science in their own classrooms. She spearheads The STEM Academy Girl’s Day which increases exposure and encourages involvement in STEM with 4th and 5th grade girls. Beck believes that teachers should be advocates for equity and reform in education and is currently focusing her efforts on initiatives that address equity in STEM education.
For youth ages 8+ Learn to code with Dash and Dot robots and Apple’s Swift coding language. In this session participants will learn how to program robots to follow commands, play games, and dance. (Sorry, grown-ups! This one is just for kids!) REGISTER HERE 20 seats available. Registration is first come, first served.
For youth ages 8+ Learn to code and tell stories using Scratch, a block based visual programming language. In this session students will design a platform game that tells their story. (Sorry, grown-ups! This one is just for kids!) REGISTER HERE 20 seats available. Registration is first come, first served.