C&I participating in 2018 NSF’s “STEM for All” video showcase to highlight innovation in STEM education

SciGirls code connects girls to technology to advance their skills in STEM.

Cassie Scharber, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation.  The event is being held online from May 14-21st.

The presentation, entitled “SciGirls Code: A National Connected Learning Computer Science Model“, shares details from a pilot program that uses principles of connected learning with 16 STEM outreach partners across the country to provide 160 girls and their 32 leaders with computational thinking and coding skills. Scharber is leading the research component of the program which investigates the ways in which computational learning experiences impact the development of girls’ computational thinking, interest, and attitudes toward computer science.

SciGirls Code is a collaboration between Twin Cities Public Television, the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), and the Learning Technologies Media Lab in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Now in its fourth year, the annual showcase will feature over 200 innovative projects aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. During the weeklong, event researchers, practitioners, policy makers and members of the public are invited to view the short videos, discuss them with the presenters online, and vote for their favorites. Last year’s STEM for All Video Showcase has had over 51,000 unique visitors from over 189 countries.

 Learn more about research in the Learning Technologies Media Lab.