Poster – Through My Window

March 15th, 2016 | RESEARCH

This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. Through My Window is engineering education that applies research from the learning sciences—including the use of cognitive tools such as narrative and knowledge building—in an idea-centered digital environment. Together these approaches support deep learning and address the critical need of preparing young learners to participate in the knowledge society. The curriculum includes young adult novels; interactive, online learning modules; and offline enrichment activities. The project establishes relevance and broadens perceptions for traditionally underrepresented groups in engineering—especially girls—in informal ed settings.



Team Members

Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, Principal Investigator, Springfield Technical Community College
Glenn Ellis, Principal Investigator, Smith College
Isabel Huff, Contact, Springfield Technical Community College


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1223460

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1223868

Related URLs

Full Scale Development: Collaborative Research--Using Narrative in a Digital Learning Evironment to Engage Children and Teens in Engineering


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Women and Girls
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Learning Researchers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Engineering
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Comics | Books | Newspapers | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media