Start a Club

Teachers

Boolean Girl helps club leaders learn to teach the class. Because we want teachers to focus on leading the class, we take care of all the administrative aspects. Teachers do not have to find computers, set up a club website, or do anything but learn how to code and teach. We manage and provide:

  • A curriculum and detailed, age-appropriate lesson plans
  • A Boolean Box for each club member. A Boolean Box is a build-it-yourself computer and engineering kit. Kids open
    the kit, assemble their computer, and get started coding
  • On-call support
  • Registration pages for your club each semester
  • Fee collection
  • Other learning tools

Because we want teachers to focus on leading the class,
we, working with the club facilitator, take care of all the administration. Teachers don’t have to find computers,
set up the club website, or do anything but learn how to
code and teach. In addition, Boolean Girl provides a stipend each semester of $250

Facilitators

To make the program successful, we need a parent or teacher to serve as a club facilitator. The facilitator acts as a single point of contact and helps with coordination outside the classroom by communicating with the PTA/PTO, school administrators, or the manager of the facility to coordinate securing a room. The facilitator also helps to recruit girls into the club and announces events. The time commitment is typically less than one hour per week.
Specific responsibilities:

  • Act as a single point of contact between Boolean Girl and the instructor
  • Help inform the school community about the program and act as a liaison to the school and PTA
  • Recruit and direct girls to the club registration page

Facilitators receive a $100 stipend. Some teachers choose to manage the club entirely on their own; others choose to work with a facilitator who
handles everything outside the classroom.
(If a teacher chooses to fulfill both roles, the teacher receives the full stipend of $350.)

Additional Information

No prior technical expertise is required to implement our curriculum:
Boolean Girl will provide instruction to teachers, and we’ve learned that people with no background in computers do learn to teach our classes
and do so with great success.
Clubs require a minimum of four girls and usually meet once per week
for ten weeks. Clubs typically start in September or October and again
in January or February of each calendar year. Boolean Girl handles
the registration of the students online at BooleanGirl.org.
Our club curriculum progresses each semester from basic to advanced,
so girls can participate in a club semester after semester over multiple
years. Once approved, we will run background checks on teachers and facilitators before a club starts.

Check the Frequently Ask Questions for more information

Want to start a
second club?

We want to encourage and engage as many girls as possible.
To make that happen, we encourage teachers and facilitators
to organize more clubs and to spread the word. If you facilitate
a second club, we provide an additional $100. A teacher who facilitates a second cub receives an additional $250 for the second club.

Can’t run a second club? Tell a friend about Boolean Girl. If a friend starts a second club, we provide a $50 for the referral.

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