Miami Children’s Museum Charter School Pilots Introduction to Blockchain Course

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A blockchain course geared towards elementary school students has launched at the Miami Children's Museum Charter School with classes scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Miami, FL – The first blockchain class for elementary students is being launched at Miami Children’s Museum Charter School, one of two museum-based schools in the United States that offers a unique atmosphere for children to play, learn, imagine and create.

This is the first initiative in Miami aimed at training students and teachers teaching blockchain application basics. It will focus on the business-related elements and use cases of blockchain rather than technical aspects.

Spearheaded by The Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation – a 501C3 charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of education in our schools. “We support teacher grants that bring new and innovative programming into classrooms as well as healthcare initiatives that affect our students. We believe that understanding the basics of blockchain technology and how it is impacting business today is extremely important for students and we have therefore developed this 4 lesson curriculum with Block EV Corp. and are providing all of the materials and training free of charge”. stated by Jerry Libbin President and CEO of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The course program is designed and made possible by Block EV Corp. also a not for profit 501C3 charitable organization who pride themselves in bringing together the best and brightest minds in local communities, educational systems, business and government with a goal to educate and connect in Miami. “All of us strive to be innovative, charitable and promote leadership within and outside of the blockchain space,” said Michael Williamson, President at Block EV Corp https://blockev.org

The students will learn the history behind blockchain through the creation of digital currency, they will also become familiar with the theory of organization and architecture of blockchain networks. The program is structured in four 50 minute blocks of time for the students to learn in their home classroom.

Eryka Gemma, director at Block EV Corp and CEO of the Bitcoin Center Miami, will act as project consultant and educator, a role she is most familiar with as she is a public speaker, event host and community figure focused on developing Miami’s tech scene. ”It is possible to create opportunities through education, awareness and the promotion of positive role models.” Eryka aims to show young girls that women already are and will continue to be successful in STEM fields.

This initiative was the result of collaborative efforts between the Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation (Jerry Libbin, President and CEO), Block Ev Corp. (Michael Williamson – President, Eryka Gemma – Director, Jennifer Todd – Director, Sam Abassi – Director, Jonatan Alava – Director, Scott Spiegel – Advisor, Spencer Lyon – Advisor, Brandon West – Advisor), the Miami Children’s Museum Charter School (Mrs. Cristina Carmona – Principal, Ms. Sarabeth Beitchman – Teacher, Ms. Vanessa Todevski – Teacher) and the Miami Children’s Museum (Ms. Deborah Spiegelman, CEO).

WC Spiegelman, the founder of Miami Children’s Museum said: “We are excited our 5th grade class has been invited to pilot a program that introduces students to cutting-edge technology currently taught at top universities across the country including MIT, Harvard, Duke, and Stanford.” Deborah Spiegelman, CEO/Executive Director of Miami Children’s Museum adds “We strive to offer our students unique learning experiences and introducing Blockchain application basics supports our museum-based STEAM curriculum.

About Miami Children’s Museum

Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to reach their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500 square-foot facility includes 16 galleries, NAEYC accredited preschool, K-8 Charter School and a 200-seat auditorium. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; KidSmart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community, and communication.

To learn more about Miami Children’s Museum visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

To learn more about Miami Children’s Museum Charter School visit www.mcmcharter.com

For more info please contact: Michael Williamson at michael@blockev.org

Media Contact: Remy Aquino-Nation at pr@remynation.co

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Organization: Block EV Corp

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