March 22, 2019

Finals Week Prep: When it all comes together…


Written by: Arpita Bhattacharya In the finals week, everyone met on Tuesday and Thursday between 6 pm and 9 pm and countless other times online and offline to plan logistics and finish up iterations. Beginning of the week, Andy ordered all the hardware we need for Neah Bay. Some teams had to figure out a…

March 21, 2019

Week 10: Workshop Robert Eagle Staff Middle School


Written by: Arpita Bhattacharya Amidst dead week at UW, the Middle School team led amazing pilot workshops for Day 1 and Day 2 with two classes of 6th graders in the Art class at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School with help from their teachers. There were two sessions on each day 9:56 am to 11 am…

Week 8-10: Build, Test, Iterate


Written by:  Srinithi S and Ivan Montero Feb 26, week 8: The High School team had a debrief session on their pilot with Chick Tech and discussed what they might change in their curriculum for Neah Bay. There were some hardware issues that needed to be worked through. Later, the group split to make progress…

February 25, 2019

Week 7: High School Workshop with ChickTech


Written by: Arpita Bhattacharya On Saturday, February 23rd, our High School team-leads ran a fantastic workshop with High School students from ChickTech, Seattle. ChickTech organizes monthly workshops on coding for female and non binary students from different high schools in and around Seattle. Anh Hua, a HCDE alumnus, who is now a volunteer at ChickTech,…

February 24, 2019

Week 7: Curriculum Planning & Materials


Written by: Rachel Rodney Most of today’s meeting was spent with each group demonstrating their work, and then getting feedback on them. We started with the team working on wearable for high school students demonstrating their project. They share three possibilities of using a t-shirt with conductive thread, paper with conductive copper tape, and paper…

February 17, 2019

Week 6: Demos


Written by: Valerie Remaker In Week 5, classes were cancelled due to snow day. Due to another snow day, we meet on Wednesday in week 6 instead of Tuesday. We started the night by doing demos of each of the curriculum projects for each pair of two. We focused on being able to talk about…

January 30, 2019

Week 4: Project Proposals


Written by: Jonathan Cole We began with a review of the high school’s schedule and the type of class we’ll be working with for each period (ex. Physics class). We verified that the high school team would have regular class sizes of 15-20, so they could plan for a full class. We also discussed miscellaneous…

Week 3: Brainstorming Project Themes


Written by: Jordan Kussmann We started off by viewing the schedule for the middle and high school workshops. Before this, we were basing our curriculum decisions on assumptions, but this new information provides us with another constraint as well as a sense of security. Unfortunately, we will be spending less time with the students than…

Week 2: Learning Circuit Playground Express


Written by: Wesley Muthemba Based on last week’s meeting, there was a general consensus that we should create a curriculum as early as possible and have the curriculum go through multiple testing/iteration. The meeting began with having a couple of members present their demo for the homework assignment. For the homework, we got to choose…

ASB 2019: Adventure Begins


Written by: Arpita Bhattacharya ASB 2019 DRG team We started our adventure by sharing our stories and motivation to participate in the ASB project. Andy shared his personal journey of teaching in High School and notes from his students. His reflection inspired us to value what it meant to incite these young students to learn…

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