Microsoft EDU is bringing STEM to your classroom!
We’re thrilled to be part of Microsoft’s efforts to bring STEM learning opportunities to all students.
Check out this great blog post from Microsoft in Education on some amazing companies that are working to make STEM education accessible (and fun!) for all. Kids can code!
Earlier this month we celebrated Women’s Day and the launch of our #MAKEWHATSNEXT campaign, designed to empower women and girls in science and technology to achieve more. A recent study conducted by Microsoft revealed that most girls become interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) at the age of 11-and-a-half, but interest cools around the age of 15. The opportunity for immersive learning through simulations and gaming is humbling, but Microsoft Education isn’t alone in working to ensure that STEM is available to everyone, and to enable every student to reach their full potential. We want to celebrate just some of our inspirational partners who support us in our aim:
With the current skills shortage in the workplace, educational institutions around the world are starting STEM programs early. Tynker, a coding program that reaches students as young as kindergarten age, offers gamified courses and activities that introduce coding through puzzles, interactive lessons, and open-ended projects. And with Office 365 Single Sign On (SSO) coming soon, Tynker will become even easier to use in the classroom.
Tynker also runs a Featured Maker program, which recognizes their makers’ hard work and lets them share their stories and motivation. Participants are selected based on their coding projects, so it is especially exciting to learn that, to date, more girls than boys have been featured purely due to their creativity and their love of logic and technology.
To learn more about how Microsoft in Education and their partners are working to bring STEM to your classroom, read the full article on their blog.