Celebrating Teachers at the 2021 Diversity In Tech Awards
Throughout this year’s transition to remote learning, our educators have shown incredible resilience and perseverance. The 2021 Diversity In Tech Awards is our 6th annual event to recognize individuals and organizations that are championing the nationwide movement to increase diversity across the technology industry. At the virtual ceremony this year, 45 educators from 17 schools were honored, and of those honorees, 18 educators from 6 schools were spotlighted for their extraordinary work.
In partnership with the NYC Department of Education’s Division of Instructional and Informational Technology (DIIT), these schools and educators from across all five boroughs taught over 800 students about human-centered design thinking and user experience design. With training and ongoing support and coaching, teachers, alongside their students, engaged in Mouse's Design with Purpose course to create original wireframes for apps designed to address a need in their community. At the conclusion of this program, students presented at both asynchronous and synchronous virtual project fairs where technology professionals provided constructive feedback. Check out some of the students’ work here!