The Greater Nashville Technology Council (NTC) did not let the COVID-19 pandemic disrupt plans for its “2020 NTC Technology Summer Camps” program. Instead, the organization adapted, quickly pivoting to hosting 14 virtual camps for a total of 150 students from fourth grade through high school.
The series concluded last Friday, taking advantage of the ability to utilize instructors from outside the Nashville region. That enabled students to benefit from working with experts from across the country. In addition, going virtual made the camps more accessible to students throughout Middle Tennessee including Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson Counties.
Each camp was designed to engage campers in a fun way to learn and explore technology, encouraging creativity, collaboration, problem-solving and logical thinking. Students worked with applications including Minecraft, SeaSaw, Scratch, Roblox, Python and Java. NTC also partnered with New York-based Code Advantage and EnCode Create, a local coding school, to provide two-week camps in coding and web development.
You can learn more about the program by reading the NTC news release (NTC Virtual Summer Camps Release).