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“ . . .under-represented students of color and young women are the most important to attract and retain. . . ”
2012 Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn Youth Teachers and College Mentors
! IMPACT Ten years Over 3,000 Boston youth “STEM Education Laboratory” National recognition as “exemplar” STEM program
Change the Equation*
*Consortium of 100+ high tech corporations & their independent evaluators
! ! Diverse perspectives & experiences ! uniquely poised to revitalize STEM! ! !
Insights & innovations that expand STEM’s relevancy and reach in a globallyconnected world
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Fresh approaches to problem-posing &
HOW? Ignite interest through more encounters with people who have a passion for STEM ! .
HOW? Ignite interest through more encounters with people who have a passion for STEM More “active learning” to encourage “discovery” & uncover STEM’s creative possibilities ! .
HOW? Ignite interest through more encounters with people who have a passion for STEM More “active learning” to encourage “discovery” & uncover STEM’s creative possibilities ! Cultural change in teaching and learning communities to make STEM education more “welcoming” .
but insufficient! . . ! . .Reaching teenaged youth one by one is essential. . .
! ! Social innovation is necessary! ! .
Social innovation is necessary! Youth & community development approach ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! .
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Create a Critical Masss of 3-5.000 Boston youth ! ! .
Create a Critical Masss of 3-5.000 Boston youth ! creatively engagedd in the latest engineering. technology & science tools. ! .
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! College Mentors Creating a Boston STEM Pipeline Youth Teachers 14-18 years old High School ! Former Youth Teachers Studying STEM STEM Camp Participants 8-13 years old ! Elementary & Middle School .
NUMBERS ! 1 1 4 20+ 30 400+ (each year): Higher Education Partner MIT Media Lab Hub at Archdale Community Center College Mentors ! (Former Youth Teachers) Community Organizations High School Youth Teachers Elementary and Middle School Youth ! .
June 4 hours every Saturday ! LEARNING !! .August Program Timeline July 24 hours per week 24 hours per week TEACHING ! BUILDING April .
June South End Technology Center @ Tent City !! MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group High Low Technology Group Center for Bits and Atoms Future of Learning Group .LEARNING: ! April .
LEARNING Hands-on project-based learning !! .
4’x6’ Router. Sketch-Up.! LEARNING MODULES !! Computer Programming Scratch. especially Alternative Energies Graphic Design: GIMP ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! . Lilypad Digital Design & Fabrication: Libre. Embroidery Energy Alternatives: Generating Electricity. Vinylcutter. Arduino. Eagle Lasercutter. Inkscape. Modela Milling. C++ Physical Programming Pico. Modkit.
!! ! BUILDING: July Confidence and competence in skills Small groups of 3-4 build a project Use at least 3 of the 5 technologies learned Solve a problem in their community .
!! Experiencing Engineering Design Process: Egg Drop Challenge Egg Drop Challenge .
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Design Prototype !! .
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2 hour activities 2-4 days a week for 3-4 weeks ! FREE to community organizations .TEACHING: ! Summer STEM Camps ! ! August Teams of 2-4 youth teachers Travel by public transportation to 20+ community organizations Teach 8-12 elementary and middle school youth 1 ! .
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Teaching Computer Programming with Scratch .
“Human Computing” Using Kinesthetic Warm-up Activities to introduce concepts Ninja Game used to teach stop motion for creating animations with computer programming .
.Stickers. . a way to get word out to families & community about what youth can accomplish with STEM “I am a computer programmer! I made a cartoon animation with Scratch!” .
Build your own squishy circuit that lights up colored LEDs and makes a buzzer buzz. Power it with a battery (nonrenewable energy) and a solar cell (renewable energy) Alternative Energy Matchup Squishy Circuit Monopoly circuit? 2 1 Renewable & nonrenewable energy generate POWER! ! What is a electric Play to get all the parts for your squishy circuit ! 4 Build Squishy Circuit with battery & solar panel Measuring voltage for battery & solar panel 3 3 .Power to all the People! Learn about how renewable and nonrenewable energy generate electricity.
Solar Squishy Circuit .
“Expression Pins” Activity Digital Design & Fabrication .
computer that controls them! Teeshing Ins & Outs of Physical Programming!!! 6. Play the PICO Cricket Game! 4. Windmill r 3. Reaction Game 1. Red Light Green Light .Make four inventions and discover how sensors and actuators work! Program the mini. Alarm Clock 2.
Physical Programming with PICO Crickets .
“Robot Draw” Building a robot with an Arduino and programming it to draw a shape of their choosing .
“Retro-Portrait” Activity .
“Superhero Me” Graphic Design Activity .
friends & community project demonstrations potluck .! ! Project Expo for family.
They worked over 20 hours a week for 6 weeks to bring their new inventions and ideas to life.!Our purpose is to enable people to become producers of knowledge and sharers of ideas.578. the youth teachers have been BUILDING and TEACHING. These youth teachers have taught creative science and technologies in afterschool and summer programs to over 3000 elementary and middle school children from over 30 Boston community organizations. meaningful work. Cedric Mendes. Naeem Wilson Efficient wheelchair design. 2012 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm We invite you to enjoy our innovations and experience our success! South End Technology Center @ Tent City 359 Columbus Avenue Boston. Several kinds of motors are incorporated into the physical programming that uses an Arduino platform (programmed with Modkit). Teach 2 Learn is to create a critical mass of Boston youth engaged in creative technologies and sciences. These youth teachers not only influence change in the lives of Boston youth and their neighborhoods. technology. The aim of Learn 2 Teach. a Timothy Smith Computer Learning & Education Center.Wheel-up Chair Gordon Guerra. and an opportunity to serve their communities. engineering and math. these youth teachers have been sharing what they learned with 400 Boston elementary and middle school youth in free summer technology and science camps. Youth Teacher Project Exposition Saturday August 18. For the past ten years. \ Welcome Friends and Family to the Learn 2 Teach. The youth teachers you meet today spent every Saturday from April to June LEARNING emerging technologies and sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory and the South End Technology Center. that allows people to cross over curbs. Massachusetts 02116 617. Teach 2 Learn has offered over 300 teenaged youth an awesome educational experience. At the same time. Learn 2 Teach. inspired by a video game. This summer. Digital design & fabrication was used for the wheelchair frame and gear train. Teach 2 Learn is a program of the South End Technology Center @ Tent City. they also catalyze cultural change in their schools and communities about what is possible to achieve in science.0597! .
and computerized embroidery. Fernando Burgos. Innovative touch sensors are inputs to the Arduino platform (programmed with Modkit). Lifelong Kindergarten Group & High Low Technology Group ! Boston Centers for Youth and Families ! Barr Foundation ! Museum of Science. The robot frame was made using digital design & fabrication and incorporates recycled toy parts. ! United for a Fair Economy & so many individual supporters! iBike Gerard Potts. It incorporates physical programming with eTextile LilyPad/Arduino technology (programmed with Modkit) using light & touch sensor inputs. Olivia Murphy Lovingly-sewn transforming dress that changes style & lights up in response to sound. Sule Rene-Carthy iGuide A robot mounted with a screen that displays information about the South End Technology Center @ Tent City and gives a tour. Summer Scholars Program ! Touch 106. An Arduino board was used as the physical programming platform (programmed with Modkit). The project also incorporates computer programming platform Scratch and a Scratchboard. Teach 2 Learn Projects! SuperFlash \ Adeola Adeniyi. input pressure and light sensors and output LED lights and sound.1 FM Radio Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ! Boston Youth Fund ! ABCD Summer Works ! Cognizant Make the Future ! Boston Parks and Recreation ! Glenville Terrace AutoBody ! Modkit ! Domenic J. LEDs. & el wire outputs. NightLife Stairs Sarah Suazo. The output is a speaker. It involved extensive woodworking and electrical wiring. motor.Many thanks for their support and resources to: Timothy Smith Network ! MIT Media Lab Center for Bits & Atoms. Joshua Yu SETC Core! Program DIRECTOR: !Mel King Camfield/Lenox Estates STAFF: Diana Arguello Castle Square Tenants Association Ed Baafi!!!Susan Klimczak Catholic Charities @ St. Hassan Sakhta. Renic Franklin. Peters !!Amon Millner !!Donna Parker CharlesNewtown Co-op COLLEGE MENTORS: Curry Room @ Theroch Housing Beckett Dunning!!!Phi Ngo!!!!! Festival Betances Stacy Ogierumwense !!!David Keylatch Program Solomon!!!Alex Olivier! Leahy-Holloran Community Center Massive Dragons VOLUNTEER EDUCATORS: Salvation Army – South End Shirronda Almeida ! Patrick Shelburne Community Center Conrad ! Andrea Cuadra ! Tien South End Technology Center Dao ! Micah Eckhart ! Joseph M. Jalen Wiggins. digital fabrication (safety box & sign) and power generation (recycled bicycle). solar panels. Safwa Ali. Elias Joseph Basketball Court that senses if you have put the ball through the basket and responds with music. Davonna Dinkins. Dominique York Staircase that lights up and plays music to help those with hearing and sight challenges. ! . car battery) creative woodworking (recycled stand). Chanti Heredia. Shameya Vass. Tierney Learning Center Champika Fernanda ! Mark Tobin Community Center Greenlaw ! Eva Kerr ! Pamela Vine Street Community Center King ! Michael King ! Ming Roslindale Hub Kuo !!Sherry Lassiter ! BCYF Archdale Community Center Wanjiku Mwangi ! Colin BCYF Gallivan Community Center Reisdorf!!! Rica Rose Roque BCYF Mildred Ave. Korlu Jallah A hat that charges a phone during the day using solar power and lights up in the dark. Santos Gutierrez. Neuza Gomes. Basile ! Suffolk County District Attorney’s Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program ! The Archdale Community Center Council ! American Society of Mechanical Engineers ! Mel King Institute for Community Building 2012 Learn 2 Teach. Community Center Adrian Santiago !Jason Talbot ! Janice Ward ! Susanna Yee BCYF Roslindale Community Center ROCKS! @Flaherty Pool @ Mildred ! Ashley Yu ! Gratitude to those who helped Appreciation for our community organization partners: our youth teachers: A energy-alternative bicycle-powered generator that incorporates electronics (recycled power inverter. electronic circuitry. Rafael Baez. Somtoo Ebele. Fashion Tech Julia Alexis. Boston ! Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust ! Paul & Edith Babson Foundation! Hyams Foundation ! Massachusetts Cultural Council ! Boston Private Industry Council ! Martin Luther King Jr. motor. The computer programming was done with the Scratch Platform. Musical Basketball Christelle Benjamin. It incorporates physical programming with e-Textile Lilypad/Arduino technology (programmed with Modkit). The physical programming uses the Arduino platform with several motors as outputs. James Macglashing.
Designing a great Activity .
Maker Education Constructionism Pedagogy of Love & Change Youth Development ! Reality Pedagogy .
and.” . build confidence. the arts— and learning as a whole.Maker Education ! ! “Creates opportunities for young people to make. foster creativity.Maker Education Initiative ! ! . by making. and spark interest in STEM.
people need to explain their design process & what they have made to others (simplistic definition) ! ! .Constructionism ! ! People learn best by designing and making things For the greatest learning to happen.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: ! “Technologies of the Heart” (Mel King) High expectations Accessible near-peer learning with multiple layers of role models who look like youth Focus on developing creative confidence and self esteem through tangible mastery Ethic of cooperation & community service ! ! .
as experts on how to deliver the information Co-generative Dialogue Youth co-generate ideas about how to make learning environment better ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Cosmopolitan Integrate ways that youth communicate outside & bring some inside Reality Pedagogy ! (Chris Emdin) Content Can’t get to this without learning environment --youth need voice. platform Context Bring people & culture from ! ! ! communities in --where youth live has value ! . agency.! ! Co-teaching ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Youth co-teach.