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TechBreakfast promotes STEM Education at Leith Walk Elementary School

Jayne Matthews Hopson | 10/18/2013, 6 a.m.
It’s no secret our country’s public schools are failing to educate many of our most promising students.

Attending a TechBreakfast is a fascinating, informative way to start a workday. On the last Wednesday morning of each month, an amazingly diverse group of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, educators and business leaders gather to hear from people like themselves who are doing extraordinary tech-related things.

The format is straightforward. “No boring presentations or speakers who drone on” says Schmelzer. “This is a show and tell format where we tell people to ‘show me, don't tell me’ about the great things they are working on.” Attendees range in age from 18 to 80. There is a lively question and answer session followed by “shout outs” by people seeking a job and employers looking to hire.

In less than a week the TechBreakfast Donor’s Choice project has raised over $250.00 for Ms. Batchelor’s projector and document camera. If you are interested in financially supporting TechBreakfast’s initiative to support STEM education in Baltimore City Public Schools you may donate by visiting the TechBreakfast Donor’s Choose page at donorschoose.org/techbreakfast

I am extending an invitation to Education Matters readers to attend a TechBreakfast. Each breakfast is free and begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 9:30 a.m. People usually network until around 10 a.m.

For more information or to register to attend a TechBreakfast, visit: http://www.meetup.com/techbreakfast.

Jayne Matthews Hopson is a development officer for the Waldorf School of Baltimore. She writes about Education Matters because “only the educated are free.”