CreatingSTEAM 2017 will be held at the Microsoft Offices, 11 Times Square, New York, NY from July 17th - 28th, 2016 (M-F) from 9AM - 4PM.

 

 

Program overview

Students participate in a 10 day program Monday-Friday. Throughout the 10 day experiential learning program students gain competencies in 21st century workforce skills and awareness of STEAM career opportunities for today and in the future, including the Value of Lifelong Learning, Problem Solving, Self-Management, Teamwork, Collaboration On- and Offline, Information Media and Technology Skills, Life and Career Skills.

Students must be between the ages of 13-18 years old to participate.  Teachers and students are involved in designing and teaching the sessions or co-teaching with STEAM industry experts. Our goal is to help bring new and exciting teaching experiences to our schools each year by helping teachers integrate technology into the classroom.

Select Program Topics

Mind Mapping, Device Management, Web Development, Robotics, 3D Printing, Collaboration, Social Media, Web Design, Programming Languages, Animation, Team Building, Critical Thinking, Computer Building, Lifelong Learning, Application Development, Software Tools, Keynotes and Talks from Real Industry Experts, and much much more...

How it Works:

Students work in teams of 8 to build a conceptual business of their choosing. Following a defined rubric students must demonstrate
competencies they learn during the program. Each team will build a brand book that is leveraged across the website, mobile application,
presentation and video trailer. They will learn presentation skills, leadership skills, collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, and much
more. They must then demonstrate those skills throughout the 10 days, concluding with a project in which they must meet timelines and
deliverables while competing with their peers for fun prizes.

Students will learn to use multiple different software programs, take part in web design and development projects, learn how scientific research and experimentation impacts our private and professional lives, and much much more. Session on robotics, device management, cyber security, and digital citizenship will also be included.

Emphasizing Diversity:

Our goal is always a balanced ratio of diverse students attending the conference. We create an environment that teaches students the
value and importance of diversity in working in teams to innovate for our future. Students have the opportunity to learn about the latest
technology initiatives in the industry and how those initiatives will create innovation and new career opportunities. Our parents are involved
in the conference on the last day so that we ensure the support and understanding of the opportunities for our students as they
engage with their parents around career ideas.

To learn more about the program check out our blog page from last year’s program. 

Equality In Action:

Our mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate in our programs.  Therefore our programs are design to support all students no matter what their socioeconomic circumstances are.  Students earn their way by fundraising to pay for admittance to the program.  Many of our students will fund raise to cover a portion or all of the tuition they need to attend our programs. In addition to raising money, fundraising also gives students the chance to develop planning, organizational, communication, and leadership skills! If you would like to learn about our fundraising model, please visit our FAQ Page.

 

Meals: 

Students have the option to pack a lunch each day or to pay an additional fee for lunch when they register to have lunch provided by We Connect The Dots. We cannot support students buying lunch unless it is for the entire program.  We do offer an emergency lunch option if a student forgets their lunch, parents must go to the website and purchase the option as soon as they become aware of the forgotten lunch situation.   

Become a volunteer or Student Mentor

Volunteers and mentors help make this program possible. Volunteers are needed to help us coordinate, plan, and deliver the event. Mentors are needed to be present for our students and guide them through the activities during the event. To become a volunteer or mentor, simply fill out the contact form below and tell us about yourself, including your skills, what you would like to do, and your availability. 

To learn how you can bring this program to your community contact us at events@we-connect-the-dots.org

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