Monday, May 14 2018
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Diley (Dyla) Hernandez, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA  30332-0282
phone:  404-385-2424

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Vote and comment on the CAPACiTY at Georgia Tech's video submission to the "2018 STEM for All Video Showcase"

The CAPACiTY project at Georgia Tech has submitted a video to the "2018 STEM FOR ALL VIDEO SHOWCASE", which is held between May 14 and May 21, 2018. The showcase hosts videos of more than 200 federally funded projects that are transforming the STEM educational landscape. Researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public are invited to post to the discussions.

The CAPACiTY video can be viewed and voted for at:

CAPACiTY is a STEM+C project to create, pilot and assess a new curriculum for the Georgia high school Introduction to Digital Technology (IDT) course. The curriculum promotes the development of rigorous computational thinking (CT) skills by engaging students in authentic and culturally relevant projects. Using these projects as guides, students draw upon their own experiences, settings, and culture to iteratively and digitally narrate stories to develop awareness and agency.

During the two-semester course, students progress from digital literacy to digital research and computational problem solving. They start by creating basic narratives using static documents and slides. They then advance to creating more dynamic, interactive narratives using web pages, mobile applications and computationally generated music using a variety of computational tools such as Powerpoint, EarSketch, and App Inventor.

The research explores how this problem-based, inquiry driven and culturally relevant CS curriculum affects student engagement, motivation, content understanding, and persistence in CS courses, particularly among student traditionally underrepresented in CS. The research will also focus on determining how teacher professional development activities influence classroom practices among participating IDT teachers.

Learn more about the CAPACiTY project at:

Learn more about the 2018 STEM for All Video showcase at:

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