How do you know if something is a fit if you’ve never had the chance to try it out?
That’s where we come in.
Check out our Guild Program—your low-risk, high-reward chance to explore tech.
What is a Guild?
In five days, Guild will teach you about technology in a way that matters.
We identify a problem that is important to people in DC and the world—learning —and we work together (in teams of creative women just like you) to brainstorm improvements for educational technologies to support all learners.
Then, we see how we can achieve those solutions with technology.
Guild teams bring their plans to life using a programming environment called App Lab, which makes building an app accessible even to beginners.
Summer Guild Dates: July 26-30
This year we will explore educational technologies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented and unexpected reliance on online learning. There is a need to reimagine learning with emerging technologies to support the new and changing roles of teachers and educators, parents, families, and other collaborators. It has also accelerated the development of educational technologies that support learning at all academic levels and across contexts. As part of the summer guild, students will design and develop educational technologies to support learning for all and in all contexts.
Guild sessions run Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a break for lunch at noon. During part of each day, we will spend time exploring answers to these questions:
- Community: With so much work and study being online, how can we make meaningful connections to others?
- Design: How can we work with others to understand and work on solutions to real-world problems?
- Programming: How do I use programming tools to get user input, process data, and provide meaningful output?
- Careers: What do industry professionals advise in their roles as mentors? What do computing jobs look like?
- Study: What are the next steps for exploring a tech career at my current school? What is the pathway to graduate with a major or minor in computer science and information sciences and technology from Mason?