Urban Computing Collaborative
During the 2009 academic year, MSCD faculty and students collaborated with the Mi Casa Resource Center to develop and support a computer gaming program at Lake Middle School. This program is aimed at building literacy and math skills for DPS students. This program has been extended to high school students at CEC Middle College of Denver. The effort is aimed at building 21st century skills and guiding students future in computing.
Teaching and Learning Science the Family Way (Enseñando y Aprendiendo Ciencia con la Familia)
Young children are natural scientists and curious. They want to solve problems. Through the Center for Urban Education (CUE), pre-service teachers work in high-need urban schools to promote science inquiry in young learners (P-3). Metro State students in ECE 4330: Science, Health and Math for the Young Child host the annual Colfax Pre-School Science Fair for pre-school children and their parents. To extend the fun and learning beyond the classroom, teacher candidates prepare science experiment packets that contain instructions (in English and Spanish) and supplies that allow our young scientists and their parents to continue hands-on exploration when they are home.