Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Grade 10-11 learners are invited to join Microsoft for the free YouthSpark Live Event at Brescia House School this week - on 23rd and 24th June

A message from Angela Schaerer from Microsoft:
Microsoft and Brescia House School in Johannesburg are excited to invite you to code and create with us at the Youth Spark Live Event in Johannesburg this week!

As the Education Teacher Engagement Manager at Microsoft, I would like to invite your school to join other young people from around the region for the two-day YouthSpark Live event taking place this week. Microsoft SA would be honoured to include you in this event. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an exciting and inspiring two days. Coding is creative! Imagine,have fun, and be creative in a whole new way!

What is Youth Spark?
YouthSpark Live, is a global community enabling youth to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to spark change.

Where and when?
Venue: Brescia House School, 14 Sloane Street, Bryanston, JHB
Parking: Parking is available in the Bryanston Catholic Church Parkade 18 Sloane Street, Bryanston. The Church Parkade is accessed through the Sloane Shopping Centre, and has a back pedestrian gate into the school grounds. There will be direction signs that point from the Parkade to the School’s St Ursula’s Resource Centre.
Date:    23rd & 24th June 2017
Time:    Friday, 23 June 2017: 13h00 – 18h00
             Saturday, 24 June 2017: 09h00 – 15h10

What is the agenda?
DAY 1: Friday 23rd June
Guest arrival
Welcome remarks and Content review introduction
Panel discussion – Career in IT
Group photo
Late lunch and networking
Icebreaker activity
Computer Science Unplugged Activity
Minecraft Hour of Code Activity
Closing and departure

DAY 2: Saturday 24th June
Welcome remarks
YouthSpark Hub and SMART goals
Minecraft Training
Using Minecraft to address South Africa challenges
Lunch and networking
Modelling solutions in Minecraft
Group sharing

How many can come?
The requirements are:
20 learners per school
Grades 10 & 11 (learners who’ve shown interest in careers in IT)
*All equipment will be provided         
How do I register?
To register, click here.
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