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With Eric Adams (President, Brooklyn Boro), Diana Reyna (Deputy President, Brooklyn Boro), Jeff Lowell (Deputy Policy Dir., Brooklyn Boro), Michael Zigman (CEO, NYC First), Errol King (Google Code Next), Gordon Smith (Founder, Codesters).
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 09:30 AM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn
 
     
 
 
              

        
 
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The Sankofa Global Project, in partnership with Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, is hosting its first annualTech Education ConferenceonTuesday, April 25at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The themes of the conference are:

- What isS.T.E.A.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) education?

- How do we conceptualize S.T.E.A.M. education beyond the classroom?

- What are creative ways to overcome barriers to access to S.T.E.A.M. education?

We areinvitingBrooklyn's Education Leaders, Superintendents, Principals, Parent Coordinators, & Community Education Councils to attend.Together, we will work to address an enduring problem - the lack of women & people of color in the S.T.E.A.M. fields. This is the express goal of the Sankofa Global Project.

Far too often, the problemis pervasive in under-represented school communities, where many of the glaring disparities begin. Low rates of access to S.T.E.A.M. internships, fellowships, mentorship, entrepreneurial endeavors, resources, & employment lead to limitations on innovation, global incompetence, apathy, indifference, timidity, & subordination. As you are well aware, theSankofa Global Project has created programs, curricula, & initiatives specifically designed to assist under-served students in gaining access to an education that provides a thorough S.T.E.A.M. curricula. In addition, the Sankofa Global Project assists students in exploring career & global opportunities in the S.T.E.A.M. fields.

We are honored that Borough PresidentEric Adams, Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, & Jeff Lowell, Deputy Policy Director, are scheduled to speak at the conference & serve as a panelists. Michael Zigman of NYC First, Errol King of Google Code Next, Dr.Cristine L Chisholm, Desiree Watson of Wellness Interactive, Gordon Smith of Codesters, & John Ellrodt ofGlobal Writes & Digital Age Learning, Sederick Dawkins & Mohmed Moustafa of NYU School of Engineering students, as well as others, are scheduled to participate as panelists. An Added bonus: Participants will engage in hands-on demonstrations!

 
 
 
 
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