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  1. Caitlin Martin
  2. http://digitalyouthnetwork.org/staff/cailtlin-martin/
  3. Senior Researcher
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Digital Youth Network, DePaul University
  1. Elaina Boytor
  2. http://elainaboytor.com
  3. Learning Experience Researcher
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Digital Youth Network, DePaul University
  1. Sheena Erete
  2. Assistant Professor
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. DePaul University
  1. Nichole Pinkard
  2. http://digitalyouthnetwork.org/staff/nichole-pinkard/
  3. Professor and Co-Founder of Digital Youth Network
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. DePaul University, Digital Youth Network
  1. Asia Roberson
  2. Digital Youth Divas Project Manager
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. Digital Youth Network, DePaul University

Engaging Middle School Girls in Computational Electronic Design

NSF Awards: 1433838

2017 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8

To truly broaden participation, we need to not only design quality programs and interventions for youth, but also better design strategies that can connect families and communities who have been underrepresented in STEM fields to the learning environments in which their children are immersed. Furthermore, this work needs to recognize and leverage existing networks, histories, cultures, and expertise found in those communities, taking an asset-based approach to design and implementation.

In this video, we describe the development of Digital Youth Network Caring Adult Network (DYD CAN), a series of workshops for parents and other caring adults implemented in conjunction with a 20-week computational making program for middle school girls. The workshops were designed by the Digital Youth Network (DYN) to foster a learning community of caring adults to further support the growing computational knowledge of girls in the program during and beyond their participation.

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