Our team is developing and researching storytelling as a culturally responsive way to engage American Indian and rural Montana middle school students in learning computer science and computing skills. Instead of creating a new curriculum (and new standards for teachers to meet), the project will infuse computer science across the curriculum, which will help students understand that computing skills are relevant across disciplines and are important for a wide variety of professions in the work-force. These lessons will use Alice, an object-based educational programming environment that has already proven to be successful in engaging and retaining diverse and under-served groups in computer science. If you are interested in learning more about the storytelling project, please email storytelling@montana.edu.

Alice Storytelling Team

Photo taken by Adrian Sanchez Gonzalez

 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. NSF DRL 1657553.