By: Yue Yin, Ph.D., Co-PI Our Goal and Plan: Our project aims to improve computational thinking skills as well as physics and engineering learning through maker activities and formative assessments in both informal and formal educational settings. As shown in the diagram, we take three major steps to achieve our project goals: Develop and refine activities … More Where have we been and where are we going?
After a short hiatus, and well deserved break, our teams are back at it! We have been observing educators, diligently working on our lesson plans, and developing culturally responsive resources. While we still have a lot of work to do, but we have come a very long way! To date we have completed the following: Lesson plans … More We’re back!
By: C. Meghan Hausman Now that we have completed our 2-week summer academy with the students, we are able to take a step back and reflect on our work. Our staff for the summer academy was split into a few groups: researchers (who took fastidious notes on their observations), mentors (who guided the students through … More Informal vs. Formal Education: How do we bridge the gap?
By: Dominica McBride, Evaluator As I sat watching eggs crack in a makeshift physics makerspace, I found myself in an interesting position as an evaluator. It was a struggle of being drawn and immersed in the social and physical sciences of the moment but with the tug of objectivity and mere observation. But what was most … More 1.30.16-External Evaluator