Hands-on technology workshop encourages students to explore their career interests

posted Mar 11, 2019, 2:17 PM by Katie Nieman
On Thursday, March 7, over twenty Oshkosh Area School District students gathered for an evening of technology and learning, during a DigiGirls Workshop. The event provided middle and high school students with the opportunity to explore programming, coding, and computer science through hands-on and engaging activities. 

The event provided students with the opportunity to use makecode.com to program Adafruit circuit boards with their Chromebooks. Students brought these boards to life by creating a tiny rainbow of lights, adding sounds - such as a siren, and designing commands - including using the temperature to activate lights or pushing a button to complete the task. During the event, students were encouraged to work together and share what they learned. 

Sponsored by the Women In Technology (WIT) 4 Girls, the workshop was made possible through support from Microsoft, Bemis, and Plexus. The Oshkosh Area School District is committed to helping all students explore their career interests. The goal of the District is to ensure that all students are College, Career and Community Ready (CCCR).  To learn more visit www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us - District >> School Curriculum >> College, Career, Community Ready.