Tech4Good@SKC is a community outreach and professional development network at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, Montana. We seek to empower Flathead Reservation community middle, high school, and college students to achieve their educational and professional dreams through immersive experiences in science, art, design, and traditional knowledge.
2018/2019 Tech4Good Challenge Theme:
What does a healthy community look like? This year, Tech4Good partners & students across the Flathead Reservation will work answer this question. Our annual challenge theme places emphasis on the different ways we SEE how healthy our community is…. and how we can better KNOW.
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Our 2018/2019 Programs
Gaming the Future
Gaming the Future is an annual school year project that takes place over three weekends during the fall, winter, and spring at Salish Kootenai College. Called GAME JAMS, these weekends focus on creating intensive collaboration between community members, SKC students, and area high school students. During Game Jams, participants work with local experts to storyboard the relevant issues surrounding this year’s challenge theme and identify what’s currently being done on the Flathead Reservation to solve it. Through this design process, students develop solutions and then test and refine their solution prototypes through collaborative challenges. Their final solutions are then presented to community stakeholders at the final spring Game Jam. At the end of the school year, these solutions are then presented back to local experts for use by the community.
Native Tech Summer Camp
This annual summer camp on SKC campus is for incoming local native high school students and recent graduates to develop their technical skills and learn about career and educational opportunities in technology-related fields from a native perspective. The 2018 camp featured guest instructors from Intel, Washington Corporation, the Watershed Education Network and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Additional After-School and In-Class Workshops
Tech4Good hosts a variety of workshop opportunities both in the classroom and after school. We are continuously seeking motivated educators and partner organizations to assist in running workshops, either directly related to our annual challenge theme or simply providing excellent immersive experiences!
Email TECH4GOOD@SKC.EDU for more information.