This Friday April 22 the Philipsburg Jubilee Library will be hosting the soft launch of Foresee Foundation’s newest project “DigiWorkz”.
At the end of 2013, Foresee Foundation started with the DigiKidz program followed by the DigiKidz Medialab and most recently the Caribbean Technology & Education Conference in November 2015.
After some months of preparation the foundation is ready to share its newest educational innovative initiative focusing on the exciting world of logical thinking, inventing, constructing, creating a curiosity for learning.
There is a worldwide movement in education that believes that in this age and time children and teenagers need to acquire 21st century skills which will give them room to explore and develop skills in a highly technological and rapidly changing world.
With the launch of DigiWorkz Foresee Foundation in collaboration with schools, volunteers and the National Library, students, educators and the wider community will be introduced to the exciting world of 3D printing, coding/programming, making apps, virtual reality. Kids being as young as 5 year old can already start with simple coding principles. Building on basic knowledge and skills, this will be further developed and explored by all age groups.
The DigiWorkz program will educate and enable students, educators, parents and all interested to
unleash their creativity by making and inventing automated and interactive machines and devices using the latest technologies.
At the launch different devices will be demonstrated like a 3D printer, the Little Bits kits, a self-made scribbling robot powered by a milk shaker, holograms and ideas and demonstrations of many more projects that allow participants to discover their talents.
The DigiWorkz program is sponsored by UNESCO and Windsong International Foundation and educates teachers and volunteers on how to incorporate this way of critical and creative ‘tinkering’ in St. Maarten’s educational programs.
The DigiWorkz launch will start this upcoming Friday at 6:00 pm sharp at the Philipsburg Jubilee DigiKidz Medialab located at the library. Interested persons are invited to come and get acquainted with the newest gadgets. One or two school-aged children accompanied by adults can join the presentation, which will end at 8:00 pm.