Tech education is often carried out through traditional means including classroom instruction, degree programs, certifications, and bootcamps. These "gateways" can prevent those who are curious about emerging technologies like artificial intelligence from entering tech spaces because they exclude other ways of knowing and can restrict learning experiences.
Black Unicorn Educationᵀᴹ is an emerging technology company that offers tech education to individuals from diverse communities through unique learning programs, products, and community-based events.
A different kind of tech education is here where individuals learn about AI and other emerging technologies through inclusive content, connections to resources, and community-driven learning.
There's more than one way
Our goal is to educate diverse communities about the opportunities and impacts of emerging technologies. We use informal and community-based approaches including virtual and in-person events, social media, challenge-based learning, case studies, meetups, games (digital & tabletop),newsletters,conversations & even comedy shows! We deploy non-traditional methods to help people learn tech in ways that make them feel smart!
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WHY FOCUS ON INFORMAL LEARNING?
Informal learning can spark an interest in tech that wouldn't have been sparked in any other way. Research also shows through informal learning, there's less resistance to learning something new and the learning that takes place is more immediate compared to longer timelines of traditional learning to grasp a concept. In a nutshell, with informal learning the process of learning is easier AND less boring!
Black Unicorn Educationᵀᴹ brings freedom to learning about tech by removing obligations and restrictions of traditional curriculum-based solutions by using informal learning approaches.
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Black Unicorn is a call-out to the rarity of Black people in tech, especially Black women. In mythology, unicorns were originally depicted as black. We're changing things so Black Unicorns are normalized again. We've taken the same perspective on tech education. We're expanding what it means to learn tech. We're normalizing other ways of learning tech besides bootcamps and certifications. Our company had its beginnings on Tik Tok and Facebook where our educational content received tens of thousands of views. Today we've expanded to provide unique programs and events including AI Office Hours in partnership with a local entrepreneurship center for small business owners, an AI summer camp for underserved middle school students, virtual and in-person workshops, an online tech news series, and the AI Expert Academy, an intensive coaching program designed to help entrepreneurs become AI leaders in their fields.
Black Unicorn'sprograms, products, and community-based events are designed to educate, equip, and invest in diverse communities, to help them thrive in an AI-driven society. Our goal is to help individuals build the 'Tech ABCs: Awareness, Basic Knowledge & Skills, and Critical Perspectives about technology. We hope to activate individuals to apply their knowledge and understanding of tech to solve problems in their businesses, communities, and for the public good.
AI EDUCATION COMEDY SHOW! (2/29/2024)
WHAT IS IT?
The AI Education Comedy Show-- Lecture of Laughter is the latest education offering provided by Black Unicorn Education. This unique program is set to take place in Tampa, Florida on February 29th at 6:30 pm. Content for the show has been carefully curated from over 100 trainings, workshops, and presentations delivered by Ora Tanner over the past year to audiences across the country!
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY TICKETS?
You will gain clarity about AI, what it is, how it works, what it can and can’t do. You’ll get updated on the latest AI trends and dilemmas. Most importantly you’ll learn what you should be doing now as we enter into the uncharted waters of generative AI. And all while laughing!
You don’t want to miss this unique learning experience!