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Curriculum and Assessment Design to Study the Development of Motivation and C...

NSF Awards: 1312215, 1640178

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8

Curriculum and Assessment Design to Study the Development of Motivation and Computational Thinking for Middle School Students across Three Learning Contexts (DRL#1640178) builds on another successful NSF project, TECHFIT (DRL#1312215). TECHFIT, now in its fifth year, sought to spark STEM interest in middle school children by demonstrating the impact information and technology have on our world and inspiring this next generation of innovators to design and implement technology-based fitness games to get people moving and having fun while simultaneously and positively improving their health. While TECHFIT focused on equipping teams of middle school teachers with technology, programming, and engineering skills to pass onto their students in an afterschool program, the new project adds two additional delivery options: a STEM class and course modules for core classes. The goal is to study the impact on student interest in and understanding of STEM, especially computational thinking. All teachers complete a six-day, intensive, professional development summer program in the summer in which they learn programming and engineering to innovate their own technology-based fitness games using materials in a provided toolkit. Thus far, over 800 students and nearly 80 teachers at 30 schools in eight states have completed TECHFIT programs.

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