Technology Badges with Microsoft Store Workshops


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By Vanessa Ho, Microsoft.com


On a recent field trip to a Microsoft Store near Detroit, Joselyn Garcia, a 9-year-old Girl Scout from Lincoln Park, was excited to make a PowerPoint deck with fellow Girl Scout Juniors. They happily learned how to make slideshows with photos they took, words they wrote, and the visual effects they chose.

The girls loved learning how to create something unique and sharing their work on a giant screen in the store. It was cool to visit a new place and play with products used by grownups. But the biggest rewards? Loads of confidence and a Girl Scout badge for digital photography.

“It was a lot of fun, and it made me feel smarter,” Joselyn says of the two-hour workshop.

Girl Scouts of the USA and all Microsoft Stores in the US are now launching free Microsoft Store badge workshops for Girl Scouts troops across the country. The partnership aims to give girls vital digital skills and foster leadership qualities to help close the gender gap in STEM fields…more

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