By Joseph Beare, Manager of Communications, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Silicon Valley
Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president, technology and civic engagement at Microsoft, congratulates Education Laureates Idit Harel Caperton and Amber Oliver of Globaloria. Image: The Tech Museum of Innovation
For the past decade, Microsoft has sponsored the education category of the Tech Awards, presented by the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The Tech Awards program honors innovators from around the globe who are using technology to benefit humanity. On Thursday, November 14, one of Microsoft’s exciting, up-and-coming partner organizations, Globaloria, was honored as a laureate in that category.
Globaloria is an award-winning learning platform that introduces supplementary STEM curriculum into K-12 schools and encourages students to learn coding skills through interactive game design. Last year, Microsoft Silicon Valley and Globaloria partnered up to promote Digital Learning Day, a nationwide event dedicated to promoting digital literacy, particularly in underserved communities.
Digital Learning Day was a tremendous success for Globaloria, Microsoft, and the participating students — some of whom were featured in a broadcast news segment on the local ABC affiliate station.
Globaloria has affected more than 10,000 students and 500 educators across eight states and in 20 countries worldwide. We congratulate Globaloria for being honored as a laureate at this year’s Tech Awards.