WE CONNECT THE DOTS INTRODUCES DISCOVERY DAY AT MICROSOFT
Students Use Yammer to Engage a New Global Classroom
We Connect the Dots (WCTD), an emerging non-profit, partnered with Microsoft to unfurl a new program known as Discovery Day. During the two day event, students from the greater New York area came together at the MS Office in Times Square to learn about emerging educational technology and an upcoming WCTD student conference, which will focus on awareness of STEAM careers.
Discovery Day attendance swelled into the hundreds. Students participated in a private student Yammer community, and learned about new development tools, including Project Spark and application design through. Students quickly adopted the Yammer community, sharing ideas, networking, and communicating with STEAM industry leaders. The latter half of the day saw students learning about careers available in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, and how evolving technology can offer bright futures. Antuan Santana closed out each day by presenting on Microsoft’s YouthSpark program and informing students and teachers on how they can leverage free developer tools with the DreamSpark program. Watch our video here.
The upcoming conference also garnered significant attention from the educators in attendance, who quickly realized what WCTD had to offer for their students. The upcoming five-day event, which will be held this summer, will focus on not only educating students about the careers in STEAM fields, but will also offer educational workshops and projects focused on technology and its application in the real world. Registration for the conference is now open, and students have already begun signing up.
The day included a tour of the MS facility, and an introduction to many of the MS team members and the different fields in which they work. Students were able to see the various kinds of tech that exist in the facility, and were shown some of the potential projects we can envision for the future.
We Connect The Dots is a nonprofit organization that inspires and educates students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers through collaboration with the community, education, government and the technology industry.
Conference Registration is now open: Http://www.creatingsteam.org/register