We have been one of the 41 organizations from 13 countries selected to participate in the first year of the Scratch Education Collaborative (SEC). The SEC is a powerful network of organizations across the world focused on supporting learners from historically marginalized communities in developing their confidence with creative computing.
Last Monday was the kick-off event, and during the first year of the SEC, the Scratch Foundation with the help of other partners (Raspberry Pi Foundation, Stanford d. School, Chicago Public Schools, Micro:bit Educational Foundation, STEM Nola, Brazilian Creative Learning Network and The Tinkering Studio) will be hosting workshops focused on topics like creative coding, equity, and community building; leading gatherings for SEC members to connect and collaborate with each other and the Scratch Team; and helping each organization develop an Equity Toolkit that will support them as they grow and scale their support for the learners in their community.
We are very eager to start creating our own Equity Toolkit!
The SEC is supported with a grant from Google.org. Check the whole list of participating organizations in the SEC website.