Who: up to 25 high school students (grades 9-12) from underrepresented and under-resourced communities in the Mid-Hudson Valley
Where: Peekskill High School, 1072 Elm St., Peekskill, NY 10566
When: October 16, November 13 and December 11 from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. in person and additional time online
The AT&T & Clarkson Digital Experience consists of three residential sessions held at Peekskill High School on October 16, November 13 and December 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In preparation for each residence session, course pre-work will be assigned approximately 2 weeks prior to the residential sessions. Pre-work will consist of 4-6 hours of asynchronous learning that is designed to provide all students with baseline knowledge of digital literacy and ensure that all students, regardless of background, have the same opportunities to comprehend the material. This pre-work also serves to acquaint students with the learning platforms, their instructors and fellow students through carefully designed collaborative exercises via online communication tools.
The curriculum of the AT&T & Clarkson Digital Experience was developed by faculty in Clarkson’s Department of Communication, Media & Design and consists of three, one-credit college-level courses focused on developing an appreciation and understanding of the key tenets and skills of digital literacy theory and practice. The courses include:
- COMM125 - Social Media Analysis and Application
- COMM126 - Fundamentals of User Experience
- COMM127 - Foundations of Data Visualization
Each one-credit course is approximately five weeks in length.
After the AT&T & Clarkson Digital Experience residential sessions are completed, students will be expected to complete 4-6 hours of asynchronous work that is intended to engage each student in the critical thinking process. This work may come in the form of reflection assignments, group projects or any other learning activity deemed appropriate by the instructors. Students will have approximately 2 weeks following the residential session to complete the required post-work. Each completed course will earn students one college credit. Students will be engaged for approximately 4 weeks for each individual course (2 weeks of pre-work, residential sessions, 2 weeks of post work). The program will provide participants with computers and a networked classroom in the event that those students do not have access to adequate resources to participate in the program.
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