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Monday, July 31 • 1:00pm - 1:18pm
Empowering Underserved Youth Through an EdTech Design Challenge

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CAST developed an EdTech Design Challenge & Incubator program specifically for underrepresented youth who might not typically gravitate to these kinds of programs or see their future selves in roles as technology innovators, designers or developers. Building upon a strength-based mindset and through their variable and diverse strengths, the youth moved from passive recipients to empowered and passionate designers of their own learning systems.

With respect to the workforce, we believe there is enormous untapped potential for enriching and catalyzing innovation in our economy by harnessing the talents of these youth who think from a variety of vantage points and “outside of the box."

One of CAST’s internal goals was to use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to design the program so that all participants were engaged and supported throughout. Our ultimate goal was to enact a paradigm shift in these youth. In this session, we'll share with you how it went.

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Kim Ducharme

Director of Educational User Experience Design, CAST
Kim Ducharme heads up Educational User Experience Design at CAST, and works in education research and development to design learning experiences that embrace learner variability and leverage technology to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for... Read More →

Monday July 31, 2017 1:00pm - 1:18pm EDT
Alumni Lounge