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goIT Microcontrollers Officially Launched

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The goIT team has officially launched a new tech pathway, goIT Microcontrollers! Students across LA with the USC Viterbi’s K-12 STEM Center were the first to try it out.

The goIT Team has launched their new tech pathway - goIT Microcontrollers!

This fall, in partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Center, teachers across Los Angeles facilitated the newest fully developed goIT Tech Pathway, which incorporates the real-world elements of the Sustainable Development Goals and Design Thinking into tangible community-improving tech innovations.

For the past year and a half, the goIT team has been writing, testing and piloting this new and exciting pathway using Micro:Bits and the response from our partners has been great! Our partners love Micro:Bits simplicity and engaging user interface which helps students learn to code from blocks, to Java, to Python. To-date, schools from New Jersey, Los Angeles and Ontario, Canada have explored this new pathway and have viewed it as an exciting new way to participate in the goIT program.

Shardul Krishnakumar, a 7th grader from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison, NJ said, “My favorite part of goIT was experimenting with the Micro:Bit and working with our group to create our prototype. I learned so much about computer science and how it applies to people all around the world. I am way more interested and want to make it a part of my future.”

Ben Louie, the director for the MESA program at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering K-12 STEM Outreach Center said, “This is an excellent opportunity for our students to learn about computer science and engineering projects in a way that’s equally engaging for students and teachers. goIT's turnkey curriculum made the program easy to plug into our classrooms without adding too much stress on the educators.

”The goIT Microcontroller pathway is a project-based, standards-aligned and FUN way to introduce students to STEM concepts, along with teaching them 21st century workforce skills. Like all goIT programs, this pathway can be facilitated in-person or virtually. Ready to bring microcontrollers into your classroom? Email us at goIT@tcsempowers.com to learn more!