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CryptoComics

CryptoComics is a culturally responsive cryptology and cybersecurity curriculum for 7-11 year old. children. An innovative blend of a comic book, technology-based and unplugged activities engages kids in making and breaking codes, symbolic systems awareness and cryptology careers.

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Virtual Field Trip and Ecology Lesson at the Belle Isle Aquarium

Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” is an NSF project that will work with 90 Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) fifth grade teachers in biological STEM areas related to fisheries, wildlife, conservation and aquatic sciences. More than 2,300 fifth grade students from DPSCD are expected to participate in field trips to the Belle Isle Aquarium and follow-up activities.

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Innovative Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics Work Force Development Project

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The iSTEM-WORK is designed to provide Black male students with STEM learning experiences that will increase the students’ exposure to innovation and creativity in the students’ exposure to innovation and creativity in the STEM disciplines.
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Transforming Preschoolers’ Spatial Orientation: Leveraging New Technologies for Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms and at Home

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Researchers and producers will develop and research a spatially focused mathematics curriculum that will engage 39 teachers, 50 families, and approximately 585-780 preschool children (Massachusetts, New York, DC).
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Fostering Joint Parent/Child Engagement in Preschool Computational Thinking by Leveraging Digital Media, Mobile Technology, and Library Settings in Urban and Rural Communities

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125 parents and preschool children in rural Mississippi and Kentucky use mobile, computational thinking apps at-home, supported by a virtual engagement model that helps librarians connect with parents and use digital media to bridge learning environments.
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Empowering Informal Educators to Prepare Future Generations in Wireless Radio Communications with Mobile Resources

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Making Waves will design and test kits, mobile apps, and educator materials to support public understanding of radio frequency communications reaching multiple museums, 190 informal educators, 290 youth, 420 public visitors, and 20,000 online visitors.
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Advancing Refugee Youth's STEM and Social Capital Through Family-Focused Learning

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This project focuses on promoting STEM aspirations among youth and parents of refugee backgrounds through multiple strategies including participating in a college-knowledge program, field trips to campuses, and e-mentoring with STEM professionals.
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Digital Mathematics Storytelling: Fraction Stories from Urban Emergent Communities

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More than 700 elementary-aged children in urban emergent communities will explore how Digital Mathematics Storytelling can document, share, and showcase the rich mathematical fraction knowledge that exists within their own communities and families.
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STEM Mio Journey

STEM Mio aims to impact students, family and the community by engaging students in inquiry-based STEM learning, educating entire families on STEM careers and Latino role models, and preparing students for college pathways to STEM careers.

Latinos make up the youngest and fastest growing demographic in the US but remain underrepresented in STEM professions. While clearly capable, Latino students often lack familiarity with potential STEM careers, Latino STEM role models, and the college resources available to them.

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Restoration Education Guide

Earth Partnership offers tools for teachers learning how to guide their students, colleagues and community members through schoolyard restorations. Ten steps form the backbone of the Earth Partnership curriculum:

Earth Partnership has innovative curriculum guides that direct interdisciplinary explorations in ecology and restoration. Guides are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core and encourage growth in science, math, literacy, art, social studies, and more.

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