Assessment Data Pre and Post Event
Below is a sample of the statistical data that we garnered during our program.
Total students across all sites: 86
% Girls attended: 43
% Boys attended: 57
Below is a small sample of the statistical data garnered from our student assessment administered before and after the event. The results are based on just this 48 hours program! Imagine what could be done over the course of our two-week conference.
American Indian or Alaskan Native 6.8%
Asian or Pacific Islander 18.2%
Black or African American 27.3%
Hispanic or Latino 13.6%
White / Caucasian 59.1%
Prefer not to answer 4.5%
It is my pleasure to be able to share with you the projects created by our students, as well as a small sample of the relevant assessment data we collected from participating students. The chart below shows the impact of our programs based on students' understanding of the role of technology in the workplace and in education before and after the event. Please click on the following link that corresponds to your student’s location during the event for a look at the websites designed by the student teams:
St Josephs High School, Brooklyn NY
Penn Wood Middle School, Darby PA
ILuka Resources, Perth AU
Thanks to a lot of dedicated folks we were also able to capture lots and lots of great photos from the weekend’s events. We invite you to view each location’s photos by clicking on the corresponding link below:
If you are wondering how you can help We Connect the Dots, there are plenty of ways.
- Donate: If you believe that your child took great value from this program, then please help us make it happen for them again. You will not only be helping your students by allowing us to deliver more of these programs in the future, but you will be helping students around the world who need us!
- Help us reach more school districts and students! Want us to deliver a program in your school? Help us by spreading the word about the great things we do to the school administration in your area.
- Let us know if there are sponsors in your area who would like to join in our mission of deliver STEAM education to students around the world. There are branding and advertising opportunities for companies and organizations who support our events.
- Help us through grant partnerships. Is your district applying for funding, or are your parent organizations working to get support for educational programs? We would love to partner with you on grant opportunities and lend our expertise to yours.
- Volunteer: Join us for events like the Hackathon, including our spring and summer programs.
Call or write to firstname.lastname@example.org to take part in our mission to provide education to students around the world! How will you help us change the world for students around the globe?
- Perth, Australia
- Brooklyn, NY
- Huntington, NY
- Upper Darby, PA
Upper Darby is an impoverished neighborhood in West Philadelphia. This program is life changing for many students in the Darby community. An opportunity to be exposed to skills and technology that they would likely never experience within their school district. This program provided students an opportunity to develop skills and understanding of how to empower their own learning and develop a growth mindset to become life-long learners.
St Joseph High School is an all-girls private school located in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn. Students from this location added an important diversity element to the Hackathon. A core component of all of WCTD programs is teaching the value of diversity and how important different perspectives of thinking and problem solving impact innovation. Working in teams of girls mixed with boys with ages ranging from 13-18 creates the real world experience for students. Teaching diversity at a younger age will ensure our female students sustain in careers where there is a higher ratio of male population, which over time will create the shift we seek. Providing critical learning for both genders to understand the value and the impact to our society long term.
Perth Australia brings the international component to the program, creating the opportunity for students to experience communicating across time zones and cultures. Students engaged as a group across sites using Skype, they were assigned a challenge to interact via Skype and Yammer to plan their projects and understand how their project would bring value in another country. The Australian team engaged with a program for girls called "SHINE" this program works with young women who are at risk of disengaging from the education system and society, negatively impacting their employment and life opportunities into the future. SHINE supports, educates and empowers young girls with the life skills and tools to ensure their future is in their hands. Overall the connection for these participants across Australia and the US brought a whole new level of experience this next generation of students will need as we become more and more a global software world.
Our goal for next year (January 20-22, 2017) will be to grow the number of schools and country's involved. This program was designed to scale and empower schools and communities to come together to learn and empower the next generation.