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Poster - Through My Window

March 15, 2016 | Media and Technology, Media and Technology, Public Programs, Informal/Formal Connections
This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. Through My Window is engineering education that applies research from the learning sciences—including the use of cognitive tools such as narrative and knowledge building—in an idea-centered digital environment. Together these approaches support deep learning and address the critical need of preparing young learners to participate in the knowledge society. The curriculum includes young adult novels; interactive, online learning modules; and offline enrichment activities. The project establishes relevance and broadens perceptions for traditionally underrepresented groups in engineering—especially girls—in informal ed settings.


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    Principal Investigator
    Springfield Technical Community College
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    Principal Investigator
    Smith College
  • Isabel Huff
    Springfield Technical Community College
  • Citation


    Funding Program: AISL
    Award Number: 1223460
    Funding Program: AISL
    Award Number: 1223868
    Resource Type: Reference Materials
    Discipline: Engineering
    Audience: Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
    Environment Type: Media and Technology | Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media | Comics, Books, and Newspapers | Public Programs | Afterschool Programs | Informal/Formal Connections | K-12 Programs
    Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls | English Language Learners

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