Microsoft to Launch Pilot STEM Program at Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

NEC Member Microsoft recently announced that it has chosen the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester to pilot the company’s Learning, Accessibility, STEM, and STEAM instructional technology tools.  Thirty members of the Boys & Girls Club have been selected to participate in the pilot program, which includes tablets, one-on-one instruction, and personalized learning techniques.

Microsoft will include an array of subjects in the pilot learning program such as reading, digital linking for math, science, and learning accessibility tools with the goal of meeting the needs of diverse learners, including English language learners, special education students and students with disabilities.

Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester Liz Hamilton said, “We are grateful to Microsoft for allowing our club to introduce these tools to our community. Education should not be a one-size-fits-all, so we are happy to be piloting learning and accessibility tools that will address kids learning challenges as well as amplify their strengths.”

The New England Council applauds Microsoft for their efforts in being inclusive to all student learning techniques and commends Microsoft in their investments in STEM education.  Read more in The Worcester Business Journal .

 

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