Go Back to School with IT-oLogy’s Programs and Competitions

Columbia, SC, August 7, 2018 – IT-oLogy today announced its fall lineup of great programs, classes and competitions for student technologists. IT-oLogy equips students and teachers with IT skills through a variety of programs during the 2018/19 school year.

Tech League STEAM Competition Open House, Saturday, August 18- IT-oLogy invites all students, grades 3 – 12, to come out and learn more about IT-oLogy’s STEAM competition, Tech League. Students will discover and explore a technology of interest, test their skills areas, and ask questions regarding team requirements. Students will also get a change to meet other students who are interested in joining a new or existing team. Tech League fosters the development of South Carolina’s 21st Century Graduate in which students in grades 3-12 will compete against other students in their division (elementary, middle, and high school) through a series of three competitions throughout the school year. Registration will also be open for teams to sign up for the first competition schedule for November 17th, 2018. Parents do not have to register; however, parents are encouraged to stay and engage in the activities with their students. This is a free event, but registration required https://www.it-ology.org/get-connected/programs/tech-league/

Cyber Saturday returns on Saturday, September 15, 2018. One Saturday morning each month from September through May, students in grades 3 through 12 experience fun, hands-on cyber projects at IT-oLogy! Each Saturday features a different topic, allowing students to explore a wide range of technology. On Saturday, September 15, students will be introduced to Javascript through the BBC Micro:bit. Students will create mini games and challenges using the Micro:bit’s various sensors and LEDs. Register at https://www.it-ology.org/get-connected/programs/cyber-saturdays/

Will You Accept the Challenge? The INNOVATION CHALLENGE is open. The 2018 IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge engages students and teachers to not only learn about environmental problems in South Carolina, but to actively seek solutions using technology. The most successful IT-oLogy Innovation Challenge projects are those that are engaging, innovative and creative. The goal is to think about environmental issues and apply solutions that will fuel curiosity and initiate problem-solving. IT-oLogy Innovation Student Challenge for students, grades 3-12, will create projects that use technology to solve a problem facing the environment in their school, community or the state of South Carolina. IT-oLogy Innovation Teacher Challenge will demonstrate how teachers effectively integrate technology into their schools to educate students on environmental issues. The Innovation Challenge is free to enter. Deadline to submit is September 7, 2018. Go to https://www.it-ology.org/get-connected/programs/innovation-challenge/ to learn more.

Calling All Tech Savvy Girls in Grades 9-12. Aspirations in Computing awards application opens September 1. The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards honors young women at the high school level for their computing related achievements and interest. College scholarships, networking with other technical young women, and great resources are just a few reasons to apply. Go to www.aspirations.org to learn more.

IT-oLogy is a Columbia-based non-profit dedicated to engaging, educating and encouraging students and adult learners in pursuing careers in information technology. For more information, go to www.it-ology.org.

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