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Web
Design

Pixel
Art

Game
Design

Game
Development

Storytelling using
Digital Media

Photo
Editing

HTML
Programming

Storytelling using
Data Analysis

Data
Analysis

Data
Visualisation

Interactive Presentation 'Prezi'

Storytelling using
Digital Characters

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Meet Our Creative Tutors

EMPLAB tutors are young women from diverse backgrounds with all the right skills who lead with passion and are eager to share their knowledge with you. 

Julie Thornhill

storyteller

Júlia Veloso

DATA ENTHUSIAST

Lisa Manolache

GAME CREATOR

Creative Tech

Our world is undergoing a massive technological shift. By 2025, one third of the most important skillsets in the workplace will be digital.
Due to long-standing stereotypes of the role of girls and women, they have all too often been excluded from shaping technological developments in society. Tech is still seen by many as the preserve of boys and men.


To spark girls’ natural interest in digital technologies, we expose them to the thriving world of technology and allow them to learn at their own pace. Through our courses we are letting young girls play with different types of digital technologies as they explore new skills by creating real projects alongside their peers.


Everyone gravitates towards different things, learns differently, and at a different pace. Consequently, TECH education should be multifaceted. Not everyone needs to be a coder, but everyone should be able to discover the dozens of varied skills and career opportunities available that go beyond programming. 

Learn From Anywhere.

Learn from home by connecting to our online classroom.

Attend one of our scheduled classes.

For any inquiries please email us.

info@emplab.org

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR GIRLS.

During this course, girls explore how websites function and step by step, the tutor demonstrates how to navigate around the most popular website builder – WordPress. Girls learn everything they need to create a portfolio, blog, online shop from scratch. From here they start not only to engage meaningfully with technology, but also become active creators of it.

By the end of the course, each girl develops a fully functional website that she can continue working on at home.

To develop deeper understanding of web development, girls are invited to the HTML Programming course.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO PIXEL ART FOR GIRLS.

During this course, girls transform their drawing characters into digital beings using Pixel Art.  Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of software where images are edited through computer graphics. It demonstrates how creativity and drawing skills can be applied in the digital world

By the end of the course, each girl designs a video game character and objectives.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO GAME DESIGN FOR GIRLS.

During this course girls immerse themselves into the world of game design. Their creativity takes a lead bringing to life video game stories, characters and environments. Together they play with different layouts, colours and objects to design their own unique video game.

By the end of the course, each girl designs a video game graphic.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO GAME DEVELOPMENT FOR GIRLS.

During this course, girls explore the process of creating a video game by playing with Construct3.

Construct3 is an intuitive software aimed primarily at non-programmers, allowing quick creation of games through visual programming. Girls have fun experimenting with different functions to bring their characters alive by creating motion effects.

By the end of the course, each girl develops a fully functional video game that she can play with her friends.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO STORYTELLING THROUGH PICTURES FOR GIRLS.

Stories are everything! They allow us to learn and connect with another. During this course, girls explore different examples and purposes of storytelling, whilst getting to discover what their story is. Together with a tutor they practice creative writing and form a linear story using a storyboard. Tutors encourage girls to break the barrier of public speaking to present their stories to the class.

By the end of the course each girl is able to communicate her story in the most engaging way.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO PHOTO-EDITING FOR GIRLS.

During this course, the tutor exposes girls to the concepts of photo-editing and manipulation. They play with a free online photo-editing tool and grasp the power of visual communications. Throughout the course, girls support each other on their creations to ensure that the story is clear, unified and well presented. From here, they become architects of their own reimagined visuals.

By the end of the course, students develop the ability to spot fake photos and each girl develops her own set of photos with a purpose.  

Girls are invited to attend the WordPress course to create a beautiful website for their visual stories. 

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO HTML PROGRAMMING FOR GIRLS.

During this course, girls dive into the programming side of the WordPress website builder.  Together with a tutor they get to experiment with different lines of codes and understand the logics of coding behind the beautiful scenes of online world. This course allows girls to see how coding is not a distant skill, but rather a purposeful tool to advance functions and designs on their websites.

By the end of the course, each girl develops a basic understanding of programming language. 

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO DATA SCIENCE FOR GIRLS.

This course begins with engaging activities introducing girls to Data Science using the theme of endangered animals. They look at different examples of data generated in our everyday life and learn how this information is used for educational purposes. From there, girls investigate specific data in regard to disappearing species. During the course, the tutor encourages girls to think critically by showing how numbers can be easily manipulated by media.

By the end of the course, girls develop the understanding on what is data, how it is generated and why is it so valuable.

Girls are invited to attend Data Analysis course to play with real world information.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO DATA ANALYSIS FOR GIRLS.

Through this course, girls play with real-world information on endangered animals. They learn how to identify the reliable sources of data online. Together with a tutor, girls start to experiment with simple formulas to analyse these numbers. The course showcases to young girls how data analysis is accessible to everyone: how analysing and compering numbers can become the most reliable tool for their decision-making.

By the end of the course, each girl develops evidence-based suggestions on endangered animals and become confident with the use of data.

Girls are also invited to attend the Data Visualisation course to transfer their numbers into a visual story.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO DATA VISUALISATION FOR GIRLS.

Throughout this course, girls learn how to communicate numbers into visuals that can be understood by everyone. Visual literacy is a new superpower that brings meaning to data, transforming its format into visuals. During the course, the tutor introduces girls to different visual tools. They have fun transforming numbers into a visual message through graphs, maps, pie charts and much more.

By the end of course, each girl develops her own analytical infographics.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR GIRLS.

During the course girls learn how to create an inspiring, engaging and informative presentation using the software “Prezi”. Prezi allows to create an interactive slideshow rooted in storytelling. Together with a tutor, girls learn how to communicate information that clearly states the problem, findings and recommendations whilst designing visuals that enhance their story.

By the end of the course, each girl develops a virtual presentation that can be transferred into video.

  • 100 % online
  • Live course with a tutor 
  • Beginner level
  • Hours: 4 (with a 30 min break)
  • Language: French, English, German
  • Age: 12-15 years old.

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO STORYTELLING THROUGH CHARACTERS FOR GIRLS.

Through interactive activities, girls analyse different stories to explore what role characters play in video games. Teachers encourage girls to break the barrier of public speaking and present their stories to the class. 

By the end of the course each girl develops her own character.