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Integrated Computer Science (iCS): Teacher Learning as a Means to Transform Curriculum

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Our project video documents the process and products of the professional development and implementation of integrated computer science in 3rd through 5th grade classrooms. Since January 2015, teachers in this urban and economically diverse elementary school have participated in this effort that uses a project-based learning approach to integrate computer science and technology into a standards-based curriculum.

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STUDIO: Build Our World

STUDIO: Build Our World is an afterschool STEM learning program for low income and immigrant middle and high school students. The University of Washington and Neighborhood House, a multiservice community based organization partner to offer youths opportunities to learn beside UW STEM mentors.

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Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth With STEM (AMAYS)

Project PIs and and a team of graduate students at Georgia State University are concluding the design and development phase of a three-year, NSF ITEST-funded project called Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth With STEM (AMAYS). The goal of AMAYS is to increase traditionally underserved and underrepresented middle school students’ interest in technology-focused STEM careers and to support their 21st century skill development.

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Solar 1 CleanTech- Inspiring High School Students in STEM, Sustainability, and Careers in the Emerging Green Economy

Solar One’s CleanTech uses the school building as a teaching tool to explore sustainability and green careers with high school students. CleanTech is hands-on and project-based. The program engages students in inquiry-based learning and inspires them to take action through school greening initiatives that make an impact through saving energy, recycling, water conservation, and more.

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Western New York Genetics in Research Partnership

The Western New York Genetics in Research Partnership is developing better ways to teach bioinformatics through use of hands-on, state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools and enhances awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Bits to Bites: De-coding Injustice

Are you interested in the connections between STEM education and social justice? Watch this video highlighting the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center’s STEM Justice Framework, which is an innovative approach to applying STEM content to solving a social justice issue. Youth from the Science Museum of Minnesota working on Bits 2 Bites are using computer programming and computational to learn about nutrition and to advocate for food justice.

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Middle School Pathways in Computer Science: Computing with a Community Focus

Middle School Pathways in Computer Science (“CS Pathways”) is an NSF-supported project that’s created a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), the Tri-City Technology Education Collaborative Inc. (TRITEC), and the urban school districts of Medford and Everett, MA to bring project-based, socially-relevant computing experiences to district middle school students.

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