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  • Gabriela T. Richard

Created an Outreach Program for Learner-Directed Making Innovation

This semester, I embarked on teaching a novel curriculum for youth, in an outreach class with the Franklin and Science Leadership Academy… The class is a natural progression from the original “Physical Computing for Students and Teachers” NSF ITEST program I started back in 2004. However, the tools have gotten much more plug and play friendly. The goal is to combine contemporary pre-fabricated tools, software, e-crafting and visual object-oriented programming, and to incorporate modern theories on how youth learn and can be empowered through informal learning scaffolds. More to come as the course unfolds…

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