Agile collaborative learning - Opening the IT & business career door.

Fatima Santiago Testimonial

Attending the 5 Saturdays program have been an amazing and life changing experience after three years. I have seen the growth of this program from the first year at Estancia High School to how it is now. In the first year we learned how to use Alice and created our own digital story. The second year, we learned to build and create our own website as a group. Finally, the third year provided two different workshop options. You can either choose from 1) starting your own business or 2) coding to create a mobile application game so you can use on your phone. This experience has taught me after these group projects to communicate, use teamwork, and have fun at the same time. Now with these skills and some others, I got my first job and it has not been easy because I was very quiet and shy. Now with the skills they taught me how the interview works (sitting up straight, how to properly hand shake, what to expect), and the interview went very well. Last, it taught me how to use time management. This program has taught us to use a "Kanban board", which is a board you use to plan out your day and see how much you have finished and accomplished at the end. Now that I go to college I have to maintain my schedule and write down what homework I have to do. As my day goes by, I see what homework I have done. 

As a scholarship recipient, it has been very helpful because it has paid for the majority of my books. Although I work, I had to pay off tuition and I dint have enough to pay off my books and with this scholarship it has helped tremendously. I will like to thank Dr. Dave and the staff for this scholarship and for what they have done to teach and give me these skills. Thank you. 

 

- Fatima Santiago

Fund Our Scholarship

Help us introduce more students to learning experiences in Technology, Entrepreneurship, Agile life skills, and Job readiness and effective communications.  STEAM realized.

Fund Our Scholarship

Help us introduce more students to learning experiences in Technology, Entrepreneurship, Agile life skills, and Job readiness and effective communications.  STEAM realized.