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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.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Ducharme

Kim Ducharme

Director of Educational User Experience Design, CAST
As Director of Educational User Experience Design, Kim Ducharme heads up design strategy and user experience for the development of interactive learning environments and tools that expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. She leve... Read More →
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Janet Gronneberg

Development Officer, CAST
As a Development Officer at CAST, Janet helps identify and secure funding and partnerships to advance CAST’s mission. Sometimes, however, she gets to be more deeply involved in a project, particularly if one of the goals of the project is to secure additional and new types of p... Read More →



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

Attendees (30)