About Global Classroom

Girls in Computer LabGirls in Tech’s Global Classroom is an online learning platform designed to educate, empower and engage girls and women around the world. The goal: equip girls and women with the critical technology skills they need to prepare them for a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Thousands of girls and women from around the world have benefited from the Global Classroom program since its launch in 2014. The curriculum covers key website programming and design skills.

The coursework is delivered via a learning platform to create an environment that enhances and transforms the learning process. Throughout the course of study, students receive a constant feedback loop coming from social data and informing — and refining — subsequent courses.

The Details

Who can join Global Classroom? Anyone who wants to participate can apply to participate in the Global Classroom Maker Course! (and we mean that, anyone can apply)

What will we learn? You’ll walk away with the skills to create 3D designs using Tinkercad – a free, online 3D design and printing app. By course completion, you’ll have designed an “Advocacy Token” using Tinkercad  to serve as a physical reminder for your cause and to raise awareness in your community. This course is meant for beginners who have little to no experience with 3d design or 3d printing. All you need is a basic understanding of computers and how to use or browse the internet. You will learn how to create 3d models by combining simple shapes, in Tinkercad, and upload your file to an online 3d printing service. Upon completion of this course, you will feel confident in using 3d design and 3d printing to take your ideas from mind to design in minutes.

When does the course take place? The Global Classroom Maker Course kicks off May 29th, 2018 and ends June 29th, 2018

Where does it take place? From your computer.

Apply Now!

Applications are now open for the Global Classroom Maker Course. The application comprises of some basic background, demographic questions and 3 short answer essay questions. The short answer questions must be answered in less than 250 words each and will be used to assess an applicant’s drive and determination to complete the course successfully as well as interest in 3D modeling and communication ability. The 3 short answer questions are as follows –

  • Tell us about a time when you worked on a side project, course or extracurricular activity (technical or non technical) and what drove you to completion? We want to make sure that students who are accepted to this course are truly dedicated and follow through to completion.
  • Describe what interests you the most about modeling and 3D printing?
  • How do you plan to continue using the skills you learn in this course?

Click here to complete the application by Monday, May 14th 2018.