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  1. Lori Pollock
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  1. Chrystalla Mouza
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  4. University of Delaware
  1. John Pelesko
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  1. Rosalie Rolon Dow
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WeC4Communities (We Compute for our Communities): Community-Focused Computing...

NSF Awards: 1649224

2017 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8

This project address the challenge of broadening participation in STEM among underrepresented minoritized youth in grades 5-8. Our primary focus is to provide underrepresented youth with opportunities to acquire computer science (CS) knowledge, while simultaneously strengthening mathematical skills fundamental to CS. We will be adapting high quality NSF-supported lessons available in the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) curriculum, and utilizing culturally-responsive pedagogical frameworks found to promote competence and belonging in CS. The work will be situated in informal learning environments serving diverse populations: public libraries and Boys & Girls Clubs. Through partnerships with local community organizations, industry and representatives from formal and informal settings, our shared vision is to establish a scalable model for providing minoritized youth with recurrent opportunities to create computational artifacts culturally responsive to their community contexts, while simultaneously strengthening their mathematical skills.

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