@MicrosoftEdu and @msphilanthropic Launch #MakeWhatsNext to help bridge the Gender Gap in #STEM Education

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcomed Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE's) Todd Beard and Melissa Wrenchey to discuss the gender gap in STEM education.  On Wednesday March 8, the world celebrated International Women's Day.

To celebrate and promote International Women's Day, Microsoft has launched a new campaign called #MakeWhatsNext to challenge cultural norms and spark a very important conversation around the world.

Topics Discussed on the Podcast

  • What is Microsoft YouthSpark?
  • How do we bridge the Gender Gap?
  • How do we create gender neutral lessons?
  • The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Program

What is Microsoft YouthSpark?

Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative to increase access for all youth to learn computer science, empowering them to achieve more for themselves, their families and their communities.

About our Guests

Todd Beard

Melissa Wrenchey