Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Schools, participate ! Girls in ICT Day 2016






Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in 150 countries around the world with more than 5,300 events and participation of over 177,000 girls and young women. 

International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on the 28 April 2016. It's celebrated on the 5th Thursday of every April and it is an initiative started by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Commission (EC) that aims to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the sector of technology
In 2015, more than 66,000 girls and young women have taken part in over 1,800 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 in over 130 countries worldwide!

The 6th session of Girls in ICT Day will be held at ITU Headquarters at Geneva.


ITU's Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness among girls and young women about the importance of digital skills for a successful professional career in all sectors and encouraging them to consider studies and careers in information and communication technologies (ICT).
Girls in ICT Day is a time when girls can assess the impact of ICTs on their own lives and gives them the opportunity to reflect on the importance of ICTs to their future careers. 






Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes, former Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of Digital Agenda is the muse of girls and women in ICT #EveryGirlDigital


On 25 April 2013, Brussels hosted one of the Girls in ICT events, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the ITU.



credits: Stocksy


Education:

It's a day where girls gain hands-on skills in ICT development, and realize that coding, blogging, or app development is a fun and creative way to make a difference in the digital world.

The purpose of the day is to inspire action and identify workable solutions at the European and global level that would address the issue of the female leaking pipeline in ICT training and careers.

To ensure that interested students can find more information about such events in their country, the ICT Studies and Careers Section includes links to national Girls in ICT Day activities. 


http://girlsinict.org/


Activities:

Theses activities can be done at school. Girls and teachers may interact:
  • Invite girls and young women who are at the age to choose their study or career options

  • Invite teachers and career advisers who are often not aware of the ICT sector

  • Reach out to women role models in the local ICT sector to inspire girls and young women.

  • Share examples of innovative solutions which aim at getting more girls and women into ICT jobs!

Level: All levels.


Programming activities will depend of you as teachers and the level you are teaching.




ITU's Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness among girls and young women about the importance of digital skills for a successful professional career in all sectors and encouraging them to consider studies and careers in information and communication technologies (ICT).
Girls in ICT Day is a time when girls can assess the impact of ICTs on their own lives and gives them the opportunity to reflect on the importance of ICTs to their future careers. 

How to organize an event:

Organizing an event in yout school to celebrate Girls in ICT Day is a worthwhile effort. It's the chance to raise awareness about the opportunities of the ICT sectoy and empower your students, girls and young women with the knowledge that careers in ICT can be for them.
There is no particular model or template to organize Girls in ICT Day events. 
You can create your own event, tailoring to your school context and means. 

Teachers can target smaller groups of girls (one class) or they can aim to reach dozen of girls (several classes, in different groups)








Update!


Stay tuned to this ITU Facebook page as Girls in ICT Day activities will be streaming live from ITU HQ on 28 April, 11am CET!


Ask your questions via the Comments section.

Information:
International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April each year and will next be celebrated on 28 April 2016. Schools The are welcomed to plan their event on the official date or depending on the local holidays and context the Girls in ICT Day event can be held in the weeks around the fourth Thursday of April.


Events:


Girls in ICT Day events in Europe and worldwide. Search here






Girls in ICT 2014
Resources: 

  • A bright Future in ICT's Opportunities for a new generation of women:

The future of the ICT sector is exciting. These are unchartered waters open to creativity, innovation and entirely new ways of working, interacting and learning that should appeal to women and men alike. The Institute for the Future identifies six drivers most likely to shape the future workforce: longer life spans; a rise in smart devices and systems; advances in computational systems such as sensors and processing power; new multimedia technology; the continuing evolution of social media; and a globally connected world. The ICT sector clearly underpins this future. Read more here
Get inspired:
  • Videos
  • Profiles of Women in ICT

Read more here







Other Resources - Schools:



  • Banners, Logos, Flyers, Presentations, Templates, Tolkits, Videos
Read more here
Program designed to engage young women interested in STEM and advance their pursuit of STEM careers through mentoring and 21st-century skills development. 

Join #GirlsDigital and organize a “Girls in ICT Day” event on or around 28 April 2016 and be a part of this initiative to empower young girls in ICT.



Share your ideas and activities to help inspire girls, educators, and the ICT industry to get involved. 

And don’t forget to tag your conversations with #GirlsinICT so Girls in ICT Day  can all follow :-)


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