AMAYS was implemented last fall at 9 middle school sites. Students worked on a series of flexibly designed, modularized app building activities using App Inventor that included cookbooks, troubleshooting, remix, DIY and more. They worked together, with their teachers, and with undergraduate computer science mentors from Atlanta area HBCUs.
The AMAYS team will be presenting at the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017 this June!
Renken, M., Cohen, C., Fuqua, A., Ayer, T. & Calandra, B. (accepted). Who Stays and Who Goes? Connecting Prior Experiences, Interests, and Abilities to Retention in an After-school Computer-Based Program. Paper… more »
Students have begun testing the app development environment for the AMAYS project. Students work in teams to go through a series of tutorials and challenges to create products using basic coding skills. Let’s see what they are up to today!
AMAYS PIs Maggie Renken and Brendan Calandra attended the 2016 STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit: Making Connections to Broaden Participation in STEM in Arlington, VA on May 2-3, 2016. They presented on initial design and development work, and benefitted greatly from the various working sessions on topics such as partnerships, evaluation, scaling up,… more »