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Girls Who Game, Canada & United States

Girls Who Game is all about learning, collaboration and just having fun through gaming and eSports.

District Overview

Girls Who Game is all about learning, collaboration and just having fun through gaming and eSports.

Dell Technologies, Microsoft and Advanced Learning Partnerships are actively engaged in establishing sustainable opportunities for girls and young women to discover dynamic learning experiences through coding, global competencies and computational thinking. Our North America-wide Girls Who Game campaign is all about learning, collaboration and just having fun through gaming and eSports.

The Girls Who Game vision was developed in Canada by Dell Technologies, with the goal of reaching underrepresented youth. This commitment to clubs of girls across Canada and the United States has since grown and is actively spurring some highly innovative approaches to connect girls with one another and mentors under remote learning and social distancing conditions across North America.

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District Demographics

  • Authentic Application: Engage female students in grades 4-8 in learner- driven experiences that broaden their knowledge, skills and dispositions within STEM-related fields.
  • Develop Mentorship: Foster the pursuit of academic and career aspirations of young women through mentorship.
  • Build a Community of Learners: Cultivate a community to support building relationships, amplifying success, and promoting reflection for continued growth and ongoing feedback.

District Timeline

Spring 2019 - Spring 2020
2020 - 2021

Innovation Launch

While Girls Who Game has a specific and assertive vision in schools, the model itself can be applied in virtually any learning community. In partnership with Dell Technologies, Microsoft and the Ontario Science Centre, ALP consultants will facilitate 24 Hours of STEM throughout the month of July. Up to 100 girls from across North America will participate in daily, highly engaging virtual webinars that enable them to apply scientific principles with female scientists and create museum exhibits in Minecraft. Without setting foot in the Science Centre, these girls will experience the power of the permanent exhibits as young, aspiring scientists, learners and leaders.

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2020 - 2020

Innovative Networking Teams

The most powerful aspects of Girls Who Game are the meet-ups, the design challenges in Minecraft, the asynchronous video greetings in Flipgrid. These forms of virtual connections are electrified by the energy and enthusiasm exhibited by girls across diverse communities and regions. The network of adults who support their collaboration is carefully balanced through ongoing collaboration. Our goal in working together is to provide them with the platforms and experiences they need to be themselves and to grow into powerful young female leaders and thinkers. Another way of describing our role is to get out of the way as quickly as possible.

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2019 - 2020

Coaching and Modeling

As the Girls Who Game vision continues to expand, ALP, Dell Technologies and Microsoft partner with local school boards and districts to build local facilitative capacity. In June 2020, ALP consultants mobilized to support instructional technology coaches and educators from dozens of school districts to learn how to support local Girls Who Game clubs. Over the course of two weeks, the team facilitated 40 webinars that allowed education leaders to identify personalized learning pathways. This form of virtual support was especially useful under current remote learning and social distancing restrictions in the lead-up to the 2020-21 academic year.

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2019 - 2019

Learner-Centered Experience Design

Girls Who Game is, at its heart, a club for grade 4-8 girls. Facilitated by teacher champions, these clubs work with ALP consultants, accomplished female mentors from the public and private sectors and with one another to realize their potential as leaders. Canada- and U.S.-based ALP consultants serve as co-designers in the creation of program curriculum. Together with the Dell Education Strategy team, they continuously refine approaches to engaging teams in literally every corner of the continent.

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Advanced Learning Partnerships and Dell EMC are proud partners in the ongoing professional learning support for this district.

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