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Hacking STEM

Microsoft #HackingSTEM in partnership with Fair Chance Learning

Learning Outcomes

  • Engage in hands on STEM lessons aligned to real world experiences with relatable applications and current affairs (concussions and space exploration)
  • Develop 21st Century skills and career readiness through the exploration of global competencies and the 6Cs in the pursuit of applicable future skills
  • Explore how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solution
  • Work through the cyclical design process (design thinking and the engineer design loop) to identify problems and then develop, test and refine prototypes

Space is Limited – Register for Sessions in the Interactive Zone

Sessions to be delivered by Fair Chance Learning with special Guest Ambassador presenters at each


Brain Impact Simulator (Featuring Director Hoshizaki) 

This lesson sparks curiosity about the brain and helps them understand and mitigate brain injury. Join us to construct a model of the human brain, equip it with impact sensors, and use data to develop and test designs for protective head gear. In this interdisciplinary activity you’ll learn physical science, life science, health, engineering design, data science and data visualization skills.” As well as hear from Director Hoshizaki, a leader in Concussion Awareness programming for education.

Astro Socks

2020 marks the twentieth anniversary of humans living aboard the International Space Station. Microsoft Education has partnered with NASA to create learning opportunities that celebrate astronauts’ contributions to improving life in space and on Earth. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to bring these integrated STEM lessons into your classroom to teach a spiralized curriculum and develop future-ready skills. Join us as we democratize STEM with simple yet powerful lessons that are out of this world!

Coding Social Emotional Learning

Empowering students to self-regulate through coding with the micro:bit
This lesson sparks students’ emotional awareness and encourages mindfulness to help develop their socio-emotional skills. While learning about their emotions students program the micro:bit to become a self-regulation tool. This tool enables students to identify their feelings and engage in calming strategies such as breathing exercises or listening to relaxing music. This interdisciplinary lesson teaches socio-emotional, health, computer science, and math skills.