Outreach-in-a-Box: Discovering IT

Published on 05/15/2007

A program to strengthen and diversify the IT pipeline through outreach to middle schools. Using the box, IT professionals customize and deliver a classroom presentation and engage youth in hands-on activities that inspire and inform them about opportunities in IT.

Are you ready to meet and inspire the next generation of computing innovators?  We’ve made it easy for you to help introduce middle-school students to the world of computing. Professionals in IT can provide a terrific service to their community through youth education. Outreach-in-a-Box: Discovering IT includes everything you need to prepare for and deliver an engaging class presentation at a local middle school — including a PowerPoint presentation, hands-on robotics activity, and program guide for how to use the materials. Just click to get started!

NCWIT thanks the following people for their contributions to Outreach-in-a-Box: Discovering IT: Chris Stephenson, Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA); Holly Yanco and Fred Martin, University of Massachusetts at Lowell; Mike Eisenberg and Leah Buechley, University of Colorado at Boulder; and Jane Krauss, Education Consultant.

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