Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

Empowering the Future through the Virtual Scratch Conference 2023: A Programme Assistant’s Experience

Empowering the Future through Scratch 2023 Conference: A Programme Assistant's Experience

At W.TEC, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to enhance our programs and empower our participants with the latest and most effective educational tools. Recently, our Programme Assistant, Abraham Raymond, had the incredible opportunity to participate in the virtual Scratch Conference 2023, which was themed “Sparking Creative Connections.” This conference brought together creative learning and coding innovators from all around the world, providing a platform to share experiences, expertise, and insights that can positively impact the world of tech education. Let’s delve into Abraham’s experience and the potential impact it holds for our inclusive education initiatives.

Connecting Passionate Educators and Innovators:

The virtual Scratch Conference 2023 was a vibrant gathering of educators, creators, experts, and enthusiasts who shared a common passion for Scratch and ScratchJr, creative learning, and coding. It was inspiring to witness the convergence of minds from various international organizations and educational institutions, including LEGO, Makey Makey, and Exploratorium. The conference was meticulously curated to foster an environment of learning, collaboration, and growth.

Abraham’s Ignite Talk: Making a Difference with Empathy and Tech Education:

One of the highlights of the conference was Abraham’s Ignite Talk, during which he had the chance to showcase the impact of his unique work. With immense pride, he presented his observations and experiences of using Scratch to educate individuals with developmental and learning disabilities. His presentation emphasized the importance of empathy in tech education and highlighted the potential of technology to empower different segments of the population.

Exploring New Horizons:

During the group sessions, Abraham delved deeper into the subject of empathy in education. He shared his insights on how incorporating empathy into our teaching methodologies can foster an inclusive learning environment that nurtures creativity and confidence in our diverse group of participants. As we work with primary school children, secondary school girls, and individuals with developmental disabilities, the knowledge gained from these sessions will undoubtedly help us refine our approach and create an even more inclusive and impactful learning experience for all.

Unlocking Global Insights:

By attending the virtual Scratch Conference, Abraham was exposed to a wealth of global insights and cutting-edge educational strategies. Learning from experts and innovators in the field of creative learning and coding will undoubtedly enrich our programs and ensure that we stay up-to-date with the latest developments. Incorporating Scratch and ScratchJr into our curriculum will provide our participants with a dynamic and engaging learning platform that nurtures their creativity and problem-solving skills.

Empowering the Future:

The knowledge and expertise gained from the conference will have a lasting impact on our organization’s approach to tech education. By incorporating the latest tactics and strategies, we aim to empower our participants to become creators and innovators in the world of technology. Our commitment to inclusive education will be further strengthened as we continue to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment among all our participants.

Furthermore the virtual Scratch Conference 2023 was a truly transformative experience for our Programme Assistant, Abraham Raymond. His participation in this global event has equipped us with new tools, insights, and perspectives that will shape the future of our tech education programs. As we move forward, we are excited to implement the knowledge gained and create a more inclusive, empathetic, and impactful learning environment for our diverse range of participants. Through initiatives like these, we are confident that we are nurturing the tech innovators and leaders of tomorrow, who will positively impact the world through their creativity and passion for learning.