Microsoft Enriches Our Students with Coding Workshop

Microsoft employees were enthusiastic about how technology keeps our students engaged and having fun while learning coding basics.
Microsoft employees were enthusiastic about how technology keeps our students engaged and having fun while learning coding basics.
Our students were engaged and most importantly had fun while learning.
Our students were engaged and most importantly had fun while learning.
 The Microsoft Store at Walt Whitman Shops holds a multitude of free student workshops for all ages.
The Microsoft Store at Walt Whitman Shops holds a multitude of free student workshops for all ages.

This past summer, students in the South Huntington Employability Program visited the Microsoft Store located in the Walt Whitman Shops. The students were accompanied by their teachers Megan Musgnug, Ryan Rentz and James Metzak. The teachers enriched the program by providing job-coaching skills, travel training skills and technology accommodations. “Transitioning young people with disabilities from school to the adult world requires careful planning and a cooperative effort among families, school staff and community service providers,” said South Huntington’s ESY Administrators Mrs. Geraldine Maurice and Mrs. Shari Daniello. “Our students participate in community-based work experiences with realistic career interests to assess their employability skills and training needs, and develop the skills and attitudes necessary for competitive employment.” 

At the Microsoft Store, students attended a workshop in coding and were taught how to program a robot to move his eyes, head, lips, and even talk. The students were engaged and most importantly had fun while learning. The Microsoft Store employees were knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and enthusiastic about technology.

Thank you Microsoft and Way to Go Ms. Musgnug and Mr. Rentz and Mr. Metzak!