The American Institute of STEM Innovation (AISI), through the National STEM Leadership Program believes that children deserve every opportunity to explore STEM-related activities.
Microsoft and The National STEM Leadership Program have partnered together to bring coding based education content to 10,000 students free of charge via Microsoft Education for Minecraft modules from June 21 to June 25, from 7 pm to 8 pm in the form of virtual programs to brighten the pandemic’s restrictions and to provide participation in enriched STEM-Immersion learning opportunities to all students through the popular game Minecraft.
Through this virtual after-school event, children will learn sequencing, coding and the data science behind creating video games.
“Students will learn more about how coding fundamentals work, things like block-based coding, and even python. Once students learn all of these, they will be able to see what makes video games like Minecraft work,” says Miguel Mojica of Microsoft.
This virtual coding event provides a platform for STEM-based activities that are currently lacking in accessibility and affordability.
“We are happy to partner with Microsoft to bring students across Barbados the opportunity to explore STEM activities free of charge. Accessibility and opportunity to STEM-based content are important to foster the application of innovation, critical thinking, and STEM literacy. The program breaks down barriers around the lack of opportunity, affordability, and accessibility to STEM-focused programming and focuses on STEM literacy to yield globally competitive results. American Institute of STEM Innovation is committed to participating in the development of educational opportunities for youth across America to provide solutions for the lack of affordable STEM-based educational options currently offered,” says Robinson, the Academy’s Director.
Free registration for the Microsoft Virtual Coding Event is open now via Eventbrite, via phone (877) 822- 0080, email [email protected], or via the National STEM Leadership Program Website: stemleadershipcanada.com/
Registration is open to lower and upper elementary school students in public, private, catholic, or home-school and indigenous communities. (PR)