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Community Engagement Division
In contrast to existing university outreach programs, Bit Project’s undergraduate curriculum developers produce student and teacher manuals for use in class. Manuals encourage exploration processes for data collection and presentation, promote teacher involvement in classroom events, and provide teachers training for successful curriculum implementation. Activities in the curriculum are tailored for various levels of learning, allowing accessibility to all students regardless of their educational background. Each activity is designed to foster open-ended problem solving, creativity, teamwork, and intellectual discussion. A four-week pilot program initiated in June 2019 integrated robotics activities into existing mathematics curriculum for second and third grade classes. This experience provided valuable insight on how STEM lessons help create a more balanced curriculum. Additionally, a yearlong pilot program for K-5 implemented in October 2019 was updated weekly based on feedback to concurrently improve and expand upon it.
Gupta, S., & Kim, D. G., & Xu, V. K. L. (2020, June), Student-led Initiative Promoting K-5 Hands-on Engineering Education Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35245
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