Women in tech are gaining STEAM, and Monroe One is partnering with the Brighton Central School District and the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education to make sure it stays that way.
On July 18, Council Rock Elementary school hosted STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp for girls in 4th - 6th grade. Students engaged in activities and experiences involving coding and robotics, e-textiles, design, and engineering. Women educators who are leaders in their field gave the kids examples and taught them how to use the technology available to them.
The girls took part in team building and leadership building activities, like a coding dance party with Ozobots and creating art with Sphero robots. They also worked together to solve a solution to a specific problem by designing a solution, building it, and presenting it to the group. Teachers made sure to support each student and empower them to pursue their interests without hesitation. The girls also supported each other during a closing circle activity. Each student wrote a question anonymously, and offered advice when the questions were read aloud.