A Progress Report on Gear Up with Alice

I work on a project called Gear Up with Alice, headed by Tracy Taylor of Lake Forest College. GUWA aims to teach introductory computing to middle school students on Pine Ridge Reservation, as an intervention project designed to increase retention rates.

We have been selected to present our project at a conference for the International Digital Media Arts Association, as well as write an article for their journal about our curriculum. As I’m working on the article, I’m reflecting on GUWA as a whole. On my blog specific to teaching on the reservation, I just added a progress report and review of the project. It’s a look toward the future, and our future students—

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